/*PenDragn: Republicans (Mostly) in The House of Representatives Voted Your Judicial Rights Away.*/

9.29.2006

Republicans (Mostly) in The House of Representatives Voted Your Judicial Rights Away.

These weren't just "terrorist" rights. These were the rights of anyone accused of being an "enemy combatant". Rights for 'suspects' of all kinds were set up because anyone can be accused of a crime, but without habeas corpus, without the rights that Americans have come to expect in their courts then one cannot defend oneself from such charges.

Jose Padilla is a US citizen who was held as an enemy combatant. How long until the Republicans in the White House and Congress are having people picked up because they read the wrong news sites. The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times are held by our Secretary of Defense to be dangerous news sources. Now that everyone can choose their news sources via the web, what if it turns out that people who read these dangerous news sources are tarred as enemy combatants? Or maybe those who visit the wrong forums, not ones talking about Jihad, but ones passing on the funny stories coming out from Republican candidacies.

Now how would you defend yourself since you no longer have Habeas Corpus? You could no longer chose your own lawyer or represent yourself. You must have a lawyer chosen for you from the ranks of your prosecutors. You can't see all the evidence against you.

Justicial rights were created to protect citizens from their government because our forfathers knew they couldn't trust the government to get it right, and there has been no more dangerous administration in the United States than the Bush administration.

Check out who voted for this travesty.

Is your Congressional Representative in the list below? (Due to the overwhelming number of Republicans voting 'aye' for this terrible bill compared to Democrats, I have cut in the few Democratic names to the places where they belong alphabetically. Or you can see the vote results at the Post here. Click on the party names to see who voted which way and who abstained.

Maybe I should get that nifty refreshing javascript list program that some site offers for download and have these 253 names flash continually on the side. (If Eblogger had 3 columns that would sound like a good idea. I'm working on a third column and even have done it by inserting a table, but am working on a tableless version or a switch to a blog hoster with 3 columns.)


Voting for House Detainee bill:


Robert Aderholt, Todd Akin, Rodney Alexander, Robert Andrews, Spencer Bachus, Richard Baker, J. Barrett, John Barrow, Joe Barton, Charles Bass, Melissa Bean, Bob Beauprez, Judith Biggert, Brian Bilbray, Michael Bilirakis, Rob Bishop, Sanford Bishop, Marsha Blackburn, Roy Blunt, Sherwood Boehlert, John Boehner, Henry Bonilla, Jo Bonner, Mary Bono, John Boozman, Dan Boren, Leonard Boswell, Charles Boustany, Allen Boyd, Jeb Bradley, Kevin Brady, Henry Brown, Sherrod Brown, Ginny Brown-Waite, Michael Burgess, Dan Burton, Steve Buyer, Ken Calvert, Dave Camp, John Campbell, Chris Cannon, Eric Cantor, Shelley Moore Capito, John Carter, Steve Chabot, Ben Chandler, Chris Chocola, Howard Coble, Tom Cole, Michael Conaway, Bud Cramer, Ander Crenshaw, Barbara Cubin, Henry Cuellar, John Culberson, Artur Davis, Jo Ann Davis, Geoff Davis, Lincoln Davis, Nathan Deal, Charles Dent, Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, John Doolittle, Thelma Drake, David Dreier, John 'Jimmy' Duncan, Chet Edwards, Vernon Ehlers, Jo Ann Emerson, Philip English, Bob Etheridge, Terry Everett, Tom Feeney, Mike Ferguson, Michael Fitzpatrick, Jeff Flake, Mark Foley, Randy Forbes, Harold Ford, Jeff Fortenberry, Vito Fossella, Virginia Foxx, Trent Franks, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Elton Gallegly, Scott Garrett, Jim Gerlach, Jim Gibbons, Paul Gillmor, Phil Gingrey, Louie Gohmert, Virgil Goode, Bob Goodlatte, Bart Gordon, Kay Granger, Sam Graves, Mark Green, Gilbert Gutknecht, Ralph Hall, Katherine Harris, Melissa Hart, J. Dennis Hastert, Doc Hastings, Robin Hayes, J.D. Hayworth, Joel Hefley, Jeb Hensarling, Wally Herger, Stephanie Herseth, Brian Higgins, David Hobson, Peter Hoekstra, Tim Holden, John Hostettler, Kenny Hulshof, Duncan Hunter, Henry Hyde, Bob Inglis, Darrell Issa, Ernest Istook, William Jenkins, Bobby Jindal, Sam Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Tim Johnson, Sue Kelly, Mark Kennedy, Peter King, Steve King, Jack Kingston, Mark Kirk, John Kline, Joe Knollenberg, Jim Kolbe, Randy Kuhl, Ray LaHood, Tom Latham, Jerry Lewis, Ron Lewis, John Linder, Frank LoBiondo, Frank Lucas, Daniel Lungren, Connie Mack, Donald Manzullo, Kenny Marchant, Jim Marshall, Jim Matheson, Michael McCaul, Thad McCotter, Jim McCrery, Patrick McHenry, John McHugh, Mike McIntyre, Buck McKeon, Cathy McMorris, Charles Melancon, John Mica, Michael Michaud, Jeff Miller, Candice Miller, Gary Miller, Dennis Moore, Tim Murphy, Marilyn Musgrave, Sue Myrick, Randy Neugebauer, Anne Northup, Charles Norwood, Devin Nunes, Jim Nussle, Tom Osborne, Butch Otter, Michael Oxley, Stevan Pearce, Mike Pence, Collin Peterson, John Peterson, Thomas Petri, Chip Pickering, Joe Pitts, Todd Platts, Ted Poe, Richard Pombo, Earl Pomeroy, Jon Porter, Tom Price, Deborah Pryce, Adam Putnam, Jim Ramstad, Ralph Regula, Dennis Rehberg, David Reichert, Rick Renzi, Thomas Reynolds, Mike Rogers, Mike Rogers, Hal Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Mike Ross, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Edward Royce, Paul Ryan, Jim Ryun, John Salazar, Jim Saxton, Jean Schmidt, Joe Schwarz, David Scott, Jim Sensenbrenner, Pete Sessions, John Shadegg, Clay Shaw, Christopher Shays, Don Sherwood, John Shimkus, Bill Shuster, Rob Simmons, Michael Simpson, Lamar Smith, Christopher Smith, Michael Sodrel, Mark Souder, John Spratt, Cliff Stearns, John Sullivan, John Sweeney, Tom Tancredo, John Tanner, Charles Taylor, Gene Taylor Lee Terry, Bill Thomas, Mac Thornberry, Todd Tiahrt, Pat Tiberi, Michael Turner, Fred Upton, Greg Walden, James Walsh, Zachary Wamp, Dave Weldon, Curt Weldon, Jerry Weller, Lynn Westmoreland, Ed Whitfield, Roger Wicker, Joe Wilson, Heather Wilson, Frank Wolf, Don Young, Bill Young