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Dear Senator Lieberman,

Go fuck yourself.

Due process is why our country is great. Removing the right of habeas corpus to people accused of a crime against our nation simply because they are an "enemy combatant" makes us no better than the very people we fight against. Seriously, what is this shit? I expected the republicans to vote yes, lockstep, in this. I was disappointed, though not surprised, to see McCain in the list of Yeas. But you? You're a fuckwad. I'll vote republican for the first time ever to any ticket I have the opportunity to vote on that contains you. No vice presidential stuff, no presidential primary, nothing. Why don't you go be the dictator of china or iran or something like that? Take your buttwipe republican buddies with you. We'll take the republicans who voted nay, and the ones who abstain. They're better Americans than you. In my opinion, we should hold anyone who voted Yea on this as an enemy combatant, because they're destroying our american principles from the inside. See how long it takes them to understand why it's important.

Thank you for showing respect to our veterans by showing what you truly stand for, and what they fought for – a land where our president is free to determine that anyone is an enemy, deprive them of the rights the veterans fought and died for, and make us look like shitheads to the world. I don't care what any individual nation thinks, but I think we should be held to a higher standard than any other nation out there. If they're all looking at us in disgust, then we're not holding ourselves to that standard.

I hope that this amendment is further amended before it becomes law. Making Guantamino's tribunals more accountable, I like that. But stripping these guys of their rights? Not cool at all.

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Regardless of your feelings about the issue, can the world please declare a moratorium on the use of the phrase "pro-life"? It's not descriptive of the idea they're trying to convey anyway. I'm all about life, so can I call myself pro-life if I hypothetically agreed with abortion? Technically, yes.

No particular political statement here, it's just damned annoying. I was researching laws on human cloning out of boredom (You complete me, mini me!), and there was a anti-abortion version of an anti-cloning bill. I look at the phrase "pro life" and think "wait, cloning creates more life, so isn't that technically a contradictory term, if they're opposed to cloning? OH, THEY MEAN ANTI ABORTION OKAY." So what's with the ambiguity? Obviously so they can call pro-abortion people "anti life"…. but amusingly a great percentage of pro-abortion people are also anti-death penalty, so doesn't that make them "pro life"? And many anti-abortion people are pro-death penalty, so is it accurate to call them "pro life"?

To define:
When I say "anti-abortion", I mean people who are are in favor of making it illegal. There are many people who are pro-abortion who would never do it themselves.
When I say "pro-abortion", I mean people who are in favor of keeping it legal. I don't mean they are all about aborting by the billions, just that they think it should be a choice between a doctor and patient.
When I say "pro life", I mean people who always want to see people survive at all costs. Of course, by this unambiguous definition, this would mean someone who doesn't believe in abortion (regardless of whether they think it should be legal or not), doesn't believe in the death penalty (since that's unabashedly a pro-death thing..), and doesn't believe in suicide or euthanasia.
When I say "pro death" I mean people who are about death for death's sake. Murder, War, Suicide, Euthanasia, Abortion, and the death penalty. Few true "pro death" people are around, for obvious reasons.

See how clear that is? Why are we using words that distract from the debate? Why are we annoying Paul? All must stop.

Rant off.

Oh hell no.

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This had better die in fucking committee.