Posts Tagged ‘decree’

“This is now the law of the land:

ADVISORY

BY DECREE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS
IT SHALL HENCEFORCE BE ORDERED THAT AMERICANS SHALL NOT UNLOCK THEIR OWN SMARTPHONES.
PENALTY: In some situations, first time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both. For repeat offenders, the maximum penalty increases to a fine of $1,000,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both.*”

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By Decree?

Didn’t that end with the fucking Revolutionary War?

Who the fuck is the “Librarian of Congress” and can we get this person laid? This is through the looking glass level bullshit, that even I’m having a hard time coming to accept. And I’ve seen a lot of shit.

Atlantic Monthly has the story.

Can somebody say “property rights?” What is this absolute nonsense, whereby we live in fear of crossing a corporation’s desires?

Could this possibly be constitutional?

Anyone purchasing these piece of shit phones, and giving more money to the people who would imprison you, is too stupid to bother with.
 

 

Summary Execution Is Not Due Process

President Obama told CNN this fall that he can kill Americans or non-Americans, the difference being that with Americans their killing amounts to their Constitutionally guaranteed due process.

CNN asked Obama how he chooses names for his kill list, but he declined to say. Obama claimed that there are checks on his power, pointing only to checks by his own subordinates, not by courts, not by Congress, and not by the public — which he reassures with vague statements that amount to “trust me.”

Obama claimed that his preference is to capture people rather than to kill them. This does not fit with cases like that of Tariq Khan, a 16-year-old killed by drone strike following his participation in a conference at which he could have easily been captured. It does not fit with the lack of criminal charges against virtually any of the people killed.

Obama claimed that he avoids killing civilians, yet careful research has documented large numbers of civilians killed.

Tell President Obama to live up to his own rhetorical support for the rule of law and due process.

TELL OBAMA TO OBEY THE CONSTITUTION (while you still can).