Friday, July 20, 2007

Bush repeals the Fifth Amendment

The Fifth Amendment:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Our fearless leader:
[A]ll property and interests in property of the following persons... are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury...
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

Happily, we can rely on the Supreme Court to nullify this egregiously unconstitutional order.

1 comment:

  1. So, does this mean Bush is having himself arrested? He seems like the biggest threat of violence in Iraq to me.

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