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The Three Rs



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This deviation was prompted by the lopsided Republican vote against the Smith-Amash Amendment in the U.S. House of Representative today, May 18, 2012. The amendment would have repealed Section 1021 of the NDAA. Section 1021 authorizes the President to indefinitely detain American citizens in military custody for alleged "terrorist" acts or support for "terrorist" organizations. Two days ago a Federal judge issued an injunction against this section of NDAA, saying that it violates both the First and Fifth Amendments of the Bill of Rights.

Yesterday, in an unrelated vote, the House Republicans voted to prevent Federal funds authorized for the Violence Against Women Act from being spent to assist Native American women on reservations, or, to assist lesbians and transgendered people.

If you are not outraged, you're not paying attention. I pledge eternal hostility and unremitting political warfare against the Republican Party and its minions of repression and reaction.

UPDATE: The Republicans voted against Smith-Amash by a margin of 219-19. The Democrats voted for the amendment by a margin of 163-19. Interestingly, apparently a few GOP Tea Party Caucus members voted for the amendment because of civil liberties concerns. Ron Paul also voted for the amendment. You can see the final tally here: [link]
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The fourth is RACISM!