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The Uganda problem

Sunday, December 13th, 2009   7:39 am | Author: chris | Life, Politics/Government, Religion | Add Comment
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Uganda is a nation that should know oppression well. 

 

For 8 years in the 1970s Ugandans suffered some of the worst human rights abuses under the rule of Idi Amin. According to Wikipedia “Amin’s rule was characterised by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000″.

 

You would think that Ugandans would have learned from that episode in history. You would be wrong.

 

Ugandan lawmaker David Bahati presented a private member’s bill on Oct. 14 which sought the death penalty and life imprisonment for gay people in the country. The Ugandan government supported the bill because homosexuality and lesbianism are “repugnant to the Ugandan culture,” said James Nsaba Buturo, the minister of ethics and integrity.

 

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Republicans grasping at straws

Friday, September 25th, 2009   8:10 am | Author: freethinker | Health/Medical, Politics/Government | Add Comment
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The Republicans may be seeing the inevitable and they are not going to go away without trying everything to avoid it.

 

As there is more and more talk of a public option some Republicans are turning to the Constitution to try to wiggle their way out.

 

There is another fringe group like the “birthers”, that continues to claim that Obama is not a citizen and can not be president, called the “tenthers” who are trying to use the tenth amendment to claim that the government can not make you do or buy anything, in reference to health care coverage. 

 

The usual suspects that are part of this group include Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Jim DeMint (R-SC), John Ensign (R-NV) and others. This group believes that  ”landmark progressive reforms such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, federal education funding, the VA health system, the G.I. Bill, the federal minimum wage, and the federal ban on whites-only lunch counters are all unconstitutional” (thinkprogress.org)

 

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