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May 12, 2005

Coup Averted

Oh, what a fool I’ve been! The scary bill I wrote about below was H.R. 1268, but I should have instead been looking at bill H.R. 1268 ENR. The second version, the one that was passed, does not have the “no judicial review” section that appears in the prior version. The final version does allow the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive laws, but his decisions are subject to review in Federal court.

So, hooray for that.

Thanks to Robby Simpson for catching my error.

Posted by Jake on May 12, 2005 9:27 pm


  1. But it’s only time before terrorists or CIA plants blow up the Watergate or some other big target, and the Patriot Act becomes a combination of the Nazi “Enabeling Act” of 1934 (which cemented the Hitler dictatorship) and the Nacht und Nebel (Night and Fog) law declaired in the 1930’s, which allowed the Gestapo to take anyone at any time for any reason. The US government we know is vanishing quicker than we can even find out about, with the USA becoming a hybrid of Fascist Italy and the USSR.

    Comment by mr. mike — May 14, 2005 @ 10:19 am

  2. The new USA: The United Shithead States of Merica, or USSA.

    Comment by mr. mike — May 14, 2005 @ 10:21 am

  3. Come on man, don’t be absurd. I agree that the government is getting progressively more authoritarian and that this cannot amount to anything good, but to compare the US to fascist Italy and the Soviet Union is going to do more to make you look like a lunatic than to actually demonstrate your point.

    Comment by Trevor — May 14, 2005 @ 2:37 pm

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