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  •  Well apparantly the truth is open to debate. (0+ / 0-)

    The plain language says US citizens are exempt, others say the plain language doesn't matter. There's no point in even discussing it any further.

    And FWIW, I was not a Weiner's weiner defender.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 02:07:10 PM PST

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    •  The bill was written to be confusing (2+ / 0-)
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      But if you understand legalese, you will quickly understand that the bill simply does not "require" a U.S. citizen be detained indefinitely. It just makes that an option. Despite the fact it violates our 6th Amendment right to a trial by a jury of our peers.

      I will not touch Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid - Barack Obama

      by sloopydrew on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 02:16:53 PM PST

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      •  Do you understand legalese? (0+ / 0-)

        1)Or are you relying on someone else's understanding of legalese?

        2)Is that person a lawyer?

        3)Can you cite case law where similar wording in a bill failed to hold up in court?

        "YOPP!" --Horton Hears a Who

        by Reepicheep on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 02:30:33 PM PST

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        •  My dad is a lawyer (0+ / 0-)

          and I went through 2 years of law school before medical problems forced me to drop out.

          So yes, I understand legalese.

          I can also understand partisan bullshit where morons treat politics like a team sport. It's irrelevant if there's a "D" or an "R" next to the politician's name. It is the ACTIONS of said politician that matter. Nothing more. Nothing less. The actions of Democrats tend to be better than those of Republicans.

          And fuck you to the bastard who lowered my status for not defending our Dictator-in-Chief. This site blows.

          I will not touch Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid - Barack Obama

          by sloopydrew on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 02:45:13 PM PST

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