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Thread #62901   Message #1592688
Posted By: Bobert
28-Oct-05 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Okay, we can get right down to specifics on DHS but lets look at the facts... Rather than gear it up toward, ahhhh, fighting terrorism and findin bin Forgotten, it has become a whipping boy for Bush and Co. to whup up on any American of the DHS's chosin' who:

1. Goes to the library

2. Gets medical care

3. Owns a computer

4. Uses a leagally obtained perscription drug

5. Supports a chucrch group

6. Gives to a charity

And guess what? Seems that if you give to a charity that you had no idea was givin' funds to a group that DHS deems, without evidence of wrong-doing, is a terrorists organization, you can be arrested and taken off to Guantanemo Bay, helf there without legal reprseentation, or even ever being charghes of doinhg anything wtrong anf kept there indefinately... And if Dick Cheney gets it his way, according to a recent Washington Post article, you might even end up with a lethal injection or just plain tortured to death... You see, Section 215 of the Patriot Act (Which it ain't...) removes the "probable cause" provision that the American system of justice has relied on going back to the Founding Fathers... Without "probabal cause" you have the makings of a police state...

Hmmmmmm, I thought we were trying to catch the bad guys??? Instead, what Cheney and Bush have done is taken a major step in making George Orwell look purdy right on, just missin' the actual date of governemnt in every bedroom in America...

Now you, GUEST A, might like police states... I don't, and I don't like George Bush, Dick Cheney and Admiral Poindexter spendin' my hard earned tax bucks snoopin' 'round my life 'cause I don't agree with them... They ooughtta be snoopin' 'round bin Forgotten's life, thank you...

And lets take this thing one step further... What was the original purpose of the DHS??? To make us safer... Are we any safer??? The incidents of terrorism have increased globally have increased every year since it went into existence...

And lets look at another aspect of the mission of the DHS and that is the issue of steppin' in when there is a regional catastrophy... Think Katrina here...

So my two major problems with the way the Bush administartion has administered the DHS are:

1. Rather than go after terrorists, Bush and Co. have turned the US into a police state.

2. The Bush adminstration is nhot prepared to deal with catastropies, either man-made or natural... Plastic and duct tape ain't leadership... It's a friggin' joke...

Well, lets see how Old Guy and GUEST A respond to this mere introduction of my "Bill of Partriculars" on Bush's leadership of the DHS, then maybe we'll get into "No Child Left Un-Recruited"...

Bobert