And so begins the run-up to 2008

Do you feel safer with your lawful rights in the hands of these people?

A Dangerous New Order – New York Times: “Once President Bush signed the new law on military tribunals, administration officials and Republican leaders in Congress wasted no time giving Americans a taste of the new order created by this unconstitutional act.

Within hours, Justice Department lawyers notified the federal courts that they no longer had the authority to hear pending lawsuits filed by attorneys on behalf of inmates of the penal camp at Guantanamo Bay. They cited passages in the bill that suspend the fundamental principle of habeas corpus, making Mr. Bush the first president since the Civil War to take that undemocratic step.

Not satisfied with having won the vote, Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the House, quickly issued a statement accusing Democrats who opposed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 of putting ‘their liberal agenda ahead of the security of America.’ He said the Democrats ‘would gingerly pamper the terrorists who plan to destroy innocent Americans’’ lives’ and create ‘new rights for terrorists.'”

And Denny’s agenda is…what? All I can say is go vote on Nov 7. If you really believe these Republicans vote for them. But if, like me, you are feeling used and abused…Welcome to the loyal opposition.