Who Do They “Represent”?

An important post today from Lawhawk on our who our supposed Representatives really seem to care about:

Why is Congress, and these members in particular, so fixated on the rights of terrorists under the US legal system and what the rest of the world thinks of us? Isn’t the first job of Congress to protect and serve the United States of America? Have they forgotten their responsibilities under the law? Or the oath of office they took?

I, _____ , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

With that in mind, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted on its own version of a terror tribunal bill, which would grant even more rights to terror suspects than the Administration’s version. The vote passed 15-9, with chairman John Warner of Virginia (R) joined by all the Democrats on the committee and McCain, Graham, and Collins. Supporters of this bill claim that it would help improve the US image abroad.

Image is everything, I guess. Who cares about, oh, I don’t know, something say so esoteric like the safety of US citizens?
Silly me.
Anywhoo, read the whole thing.

2 Responses to “Who Do They “Represent”?”

  1. I am starting to think up is down and vice versa.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    “Supporters of this bill claim that it would help improve the US image abroad.”
    Supporters of this bill should be hanged as traitors to the Constitution.

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