Yesterday I asked about Americans’ priorities, and then today, I open Yahoo and see that the problem is even worse. Yahoo features an article about Vick and his alleged dogfighting again with the question, “Does Vick Get It?”
Nevertheless, a couple of old white power-mongers can destroy 250 years of Constitutional jurisprudence, the entire basis of the Declaration of Independence, any remaining vestige of the US’s moral authority, and torture indescriminately with absolutely no judicial review while they also monitor your telephone calls, internet searches, mail and trash. I haven’t seen Yahoo or very many angry people asking whether Rumsfeld gets it? Whether Bush gets it? But an NFL Quarterback allegedly dogfighting? Now there’s a major incident that affects the very fiber of our society.
Oh, yeah, that’s right, it is now illegal by Executive Order to criticize the Bush Administration as it may undermine the war effort. Apparently, the seriousness eludes many people, and that is why they’re out of focus.
In July 17, an Executive Order entitled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq,” was issued and provides the President with the authority to confiscate the assets of “certain persons” who oppose the US led war in Iraq:
“I have issued an Executive Order blocking property of persons determined to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people.”
In substance, under this executive order, opposing the war becomes an illegal act.