Tag Archives: Bill of Rights

Restore the Fourth… Let’s start by holding Levin and Stabenow accountable

On the Fourth of July, people around the country will be joining together to protest the illegal domestic spying activities of the American government at what are being called “Restore the Fourth” rallies… The reference, of course, is to Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights, which guarantees “the right of the people to be […]

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Former Gitmo prisoner Lakhdar Boumediene provides a glimpse of what the NDAA might mean for American citizens

The following letter appeared in the New York Times this weekend. It’s author, a man named Lakhdar Boumediene, was held in U.S. military custody for seven years without an opportunity to defend himself in court, or for that matter, even being told why he’d been kidnapped from his workplace by armed men and shipped off […]

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Voting out the Michigan politicians who helped scrap the Bill of Rights

A Reddit user who goes by the name of DrowningSink has compiled a list of potentially vulnerable politicians up for reelection in 2012, along with their voting records on controversial legislation, such as the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, which, as we’ve discussed here repeatedly, gives the government the right to imprison American citizens […]

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To no avail, four-star Generals call for Obama to veto the NDAA, and protect the Bill of Rights

It’s one thing when lefty reactionaries like me run around, warning people about pending legislation that will, if signed into law, end due process as we know it in the United States. It’s another thing altogether, however, when it’s a four-star general doing the frantic hand waving. And it’s exponentially more serious when you have […]

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First non-citizens, now the rest of us, losing rights

There’s a big party taking place next door, and I can’t sleep. So, I’m laying here, making my way through Glenn Greenwald’s most recent piece for Salon, and trying not to get too depressed. If you haven’t read it, you probably should. Here’s how it starts. A primary reason Bush and Cheney succeeded in their […]

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