Back to Basics

If you keep up with the news, you probably know that Congress recently approved a bill that allows for the revocation of habeas corpus and permits the President to define what constitutes torture, among other things. I don’t want to turn this website into a political forum, but let’s say I’m less than comfortable with this.

A good friend of mine, Blaze Miskulin, has come up with a cool idea for registering a protest to the Military Commissions Act of 2006. He’s going to send a copy of the U.S. Constitution to each member of Congress who voted for the bill, highlighting the points where the two documents clash. He’s looking for co-signers on the letter. If you’re so inclined, you could chip in a few bucks to help cover the copying and postage too.

To quote another great American work of art:

“We got to take these bastards. We could fight them with conventional weapons. That could take years, cost millions of lives.

”In this case, I think we have to go all out. I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.“

”We’re just the guys to do it.“