We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Watching the furor about Gitmo, Gwynnie asks us to imagine the furor if the Republicans proposed a bill that said the following:
A. Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
†B. Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies; or
†Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully . . . obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service or the United States, or attempts to do so shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
If two or more persons conspire to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a).
Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
Oh, wait! †Gwynnie canít read! †That IS the law of the land: paragraph A is in Title 18, Part I, Chapter 115, Section 2381, Treason, and part B is in Sec. 2388.† Isnít it time that the Department of Justice opened their law books?† Can anyone remember some US citizens giving aid and comfort to our enemies (other than the French-looking presidential loser)? Does anyone remember if some institutions of higher "learning" have interferred with any military recruitment efforts? Recently?