This Memorial Day, Remember the Constitution

Bush has asserted His Unlimited Power as a War-Time President to order the U.S. military to conduct operations on U.S. soil to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely as enemy combatants. There has been no formal declaration of war; no formal suspension of Habeas Corpus:

What you assert is the power of the military to seize a person in the United States, including an American citizen, on suspicion of being an enemy combatant?” Judge William B. Traxler asked.

“Yes, your honor,” Justice Department lawyer Gregory Garre replied.

In the old days, speaking out against the King was a capital crime. And, once again, those of us who speak out against the government run the risk of being labeled an “enemy combatant” and whisked off in the middle of the night. And with NSA and Homeland Security’s ability to wiretap all our computers, they could, should they choose, plant illegal images and incriminating documents on any computer connected to the internet.

This Memorial Day, remember the Constitution. It died defending our liberty. It was killed by the rich and powerful, aided and abetted by the silence of the people. The “grand experiment” of our forefathers is over. We exist now not as a Constitutional Republic, but as a defacto Dictatorship. The freedoms enjoyed by the people exist at the whim and pleasure of the Commander in Chief. And the rich and powerful will not easily relinquish the power they have gathered unto themselves these past 8 years.