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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:31 PM
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We Americans Really Ought To Be Ashamed
We Americans really ought to be ashamed
http://www.sptimes.com/2006/10/08/Columns/We_Americans_...

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By ROBYN E. BLUMNER, Times Perspective Columnist
Published October 8, 2006

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Did you hear that click, like the turning of a dial, auguring a new America?

It happened on Sept. 29 at 2:47 p.m. That was the seismic minute that Congress passed the Military Commissions Act and formally granted President Bush royal powers he had been unilaterally arrogating. The historic action may one day be remembered as the moment the great American experiment in liberty ended. It was a good run.

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:36 PM
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1. Yes, we should be
and I am
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:38 PM
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2.  A Republic, if you can keep it.
Whoops. Sorry, Ben.

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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:06 PM
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3. Well, look at the bright side. Now that we don't have any more freedoms,
our enemies don't have any reason to hate us, anymore. Brilliant man, that George Bush. Let's just pack up the war machine and go home.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:08 PM
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4. I've been ashamed for 6 years now,
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:56 AM
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5. Count me out of this...
'We Americans' nonsense.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:20 AM
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6. Exactly
I'm only ashamed of my own misdeeds or of the misdeeds of others that I had some hand in.
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