I'm not really all that mysterious

you don’t need no stinkin’ rights

Wow. Just, wow.

Both Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, the two leading Republican candidates for President in 2008 don’t believe in the Magna Carta, and think that a king an executive should be able to do whatever they want to.

Never mind that the Magna Carta and the writ of habeas corpus have been cornerstones of Western Civilization™ since 1215.

We’re going all the way back to the Dark Ages, baby. Burning witches at the stake. Stoning heretics. Serfs. Slaves. The Black Plague. It’s on.

The thing that is most entertaining about this is that during the Dark Ages, it was the Arabs kept the intellectual and philosophical legacies of the Greeks and the Romans from mouldering in the grass, without whom Europe would’ve remained nothing but a howling wasteland populated by naked, illiterate savages. In such a world, the U.S. would’ve never have existed.

Which is essentially what Giuliani and Romney are saying. You take away habeas corpus and you’ve destroyed the Constitution, and without the Constitution, the U.S. doesn’t exist.

Why do the Republicans hate America?

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