Today we cry.
Brutally raped, with no recourse to justice, the Lady of Freedom and Enlightenment cries tears of blood.
The morning news in Denmark (that happy little kingdom where the king is a queen and she isn't in drag) is that the American Politburo (aka the Congress of the United States) has just passed an execrable legislative potpourri which the (s)elected representatives of we, the people, either have not read , or could not or dared not understand.
All that remains is for the
Supreme Hole the President to sign it into law, which he of course will, after a brief retirement to the bathroom where he can jerk off and smear his cum over the Constitution.
The bottom line, dear hearts, is that agents of "our" government can, anywhere in the world, take anybody (=you) off the streets and put you away in a dungeon and do whatever the fuck they want to do to you with no recourse to any independent judge anywhere. All that is required is that the Asshole in Chief, or those to whom He Delegates His Authority, declares you to be an "enemy combatant" or a whatever.
Tristero over at Digby has already written what may well become a classic dissertation on this exercise in the driving of nails into the coffin of the Wondrous Experiment in Self Government, a.k.a. American Democracy:
The truth is that the United States government is presently holding, torturing, and even murdering countless numbers of people who have no chance in hell of obtaining a lawyer, let alone anything resembling a trial. The government is doing this under the direct orders of George W. Bush. There is no law, no bill, and no legislature who can stop him. If Congress were to pass a law unequivocally banning torture and send it to him, he'd use it for toilet paper. If the Supreme Court were to rule against Bush in the harshest and bluntest language, he'd yawn...