Friday, July 20, 2007

Bush Abolishes the Fifth Amendment? Not Quite.

Browsing through Digg today (increasingly a major waste of time), I am struck by TWO stories in the top ten about Bush supposedly repealing the Fifth Amendment all by himself. That's right--due process is a thing of the past. Let the Evil Bush Empire begin! Really, what are these people smoking?

Bush did issue an executive order authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to seize the property of any person who undermines efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq. So of course you are guaranteed to lose your house and be thrown into prison for protesting the war here in the states. These liberal digg-olescents need to cut back on whatever designer drug they currently use and switch over to chill pills. The liberal Guardian has a much more realistic account of Bush's "scheme," i.e., fighting terrorists in Iraq.

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