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Trying to pull another fast one

If you weren't already appalled by the liberties this administration has taken with our Consititutional rights, then this should scare the hell out of you.

Counterterrorism officials are looking into the possibility of postponing the November presidential election if there is a terrorist attack at election time, Newsweek reported Sunday.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge warned last week that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network may attack within the USA to try to disrupt the election.

The magazine cited unnamed sources who said the Department of Homeland Security asked the Justice Department for advice last week.

Newsweek said DeForest Soaries, chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, wants Ridge to ask Congress to pass legislation giving the government power to cancel or reschedule a federal election. Soaries said New York suspended primary elections on the day of the Sept. 11 attacks, but the federal government does not appear to have that authority.
(emphasis mine)

OK, fist of all, let's get one thing straight: suspending a local primary is a far cry from canceling a national presidential election. The federal government does not "appear to have that authority" because THEY DON'T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY NOR SHOULD THEY OR ANYONE ELSE EVER HAVE THAT AUTHORITY.

Are you fucking kidding me?? Why don't we just say that Bush can stay president until all the terrorism goes away?

And secondly, Mr. Ridge, it's not the terrorists that are disrupting our democratic process. It's your egocentric ass and the self-serving asses of George, Dick, John & Donald that are very quickly and without so much as an apology taking away our civil liberties. If there were a terrorist attack around election time, I don't believe for a second that any red-blooded American would want us to give into the terrorists and cancel our elections.

You have all lost your fucking minds.