A few of you probably thought I went a little loony when I posted this Naomi Wolf video last October, about the dangers of domestic military deployments in the United States. Certainly we have all laughed at some point over the last eight years at one of our paranoid stoner friends who claimed Bush-Cheney & Co. were at any moment going to declare martial law and take over the country.
Well as it turns out your stoner friends were actually very perceptive and Bush was ready to do just that or at least had filed the necessary paperwork. The latest John Yoo Justice Department memos released effectively declare the constitution null and void and any rights you already had not kissed goodbye. Some gems:
“the Fourth Amendment does not apply to domestic military operations designed to deter and prevent foreign terrorist attacks.”
“First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully.”