Zombies don't always look like dirty, starving creatures that prowl the streets at night. Sometimes they look like pigs in the thousand-dollar suits that prowl the halls of Congress. But these brain-dead zombies are MUCH MORE DANGEROUS and the brain-dead infection has spread to both parties.
Consider these brain-dead zombies - Carl Levin and Johnny McCain - authors of the The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill. -- The bill was drafted in secret by Levin (D-Mich.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing. (Zombies really don't like light and don't talk much.)
The brain-dead zombies claim that the indefinite detention legislation does not apply to American citizens. It does. There is an exemption for American citizens from the mandatory detention requirement (section 1032 of the bill), but no exemption for American citizens from the authorization to use the military to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial (section 1031 of the bill). So, the result is that, under the bill, the military has the power to indefinitely imprison American citizens, but it does not have to use its power unless ordered to do so.
(Update: Thank God, there are some members left in Congress who have not been infected by the brain-dead zombies :
Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bennet (D-CO) Bingaman (D-NM) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Coons (D-DE) Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Harkin (D-IA) Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA) Kirk (R-IL) Klobuchar (D-MN) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Leahy (D-VT) Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Paul (R-KY) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT) Schumer (D-NY) Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA) Wyden (D-OR). )
Brain-dead Zombie Sen. Lindsey Graham said about it on the Senate floor: “1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the homeland.”
We can all agree there is a battle going on here in the homeland. The question is: what are we going to do about these zombies before they infect the rest of us? To paraphrase James Madison:
"Of all the enemies of state, brain-dead zombies are the most to be dreaded, because they comprise and spread the brain-dead germ to every other. Brain-dead zombies are the parent of death, the unending spending of weapons of death; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. . . . [There is also an] inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of brain-dead zombies . . . a state of degeneracy of manners and of morals."
Not to mention they stink.