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As of today, we are no longer living in the America our Fathers founded.
Today, President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act (summarized here).
As Olbermann explained (in the video posted here), we no longer have the Bill of Rights. This new Act counteracts nine of our ten rights. America, we now have a Bill of Right. Singular. One. Not ten.
This piece of legislation is the most detrimental, the most appalling, and the most injurious to our nation since the Alien and Sedition Acts.
I feel like cursing (something I never do). I feel like throwing things. Especially at those in control of our government. I am horrified at the apathy I see around me. The vast majority of Americans know nothing about this new Act (just as most of the congressmen hadn’t heard of it until the day it was to be voted upon). I am scared. I fear for myself, and for my future children. As of today, we are no longer living in the nation the Founding Fathers envisioned.