Friday, December 16, 2011

If You Felt An Earthquake Wednesday...

It's because I find myself in agreement with votes cast by most of Maryland's representatives.  That evening the House voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act.  I can see the Senate voting for it, since it contains language desired by the White House, but the House of Representatives, supposedly controlled by the GOP?  Really?  In its so-called "war on terror", it denies anyone - ANYONE - the right to due process, trial by jury, and habeas corpus.  One just has to be a "suspect".  That includes us pro-life people.

In Maryland, Donna Edwards, Chris Van Hollen, John Sarbanes and Elijah Cummings, all Democrats, opposed this.  See the roll call.  While I don't know their reasons, I appreciate their "nay" votes.  Also having the good sense to oppose this is Andy Harris, freshman congressman of the eastern shore.  I find myself disappointed in Roscoe Bartlett's "aye" vote.  He has aligned himself with the likes of Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz - and a very surprising and disappointing array of Republicans!  What kool-aid did they drink???

Let us recall some words of Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."  Not only that, they usually forfeit both.

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