Feingold’s spokesman said that the noncontroversial bill would be a good vehicle for the internment amendment, which he said is also noncontroversial.
I think Feingold is daring the Republicans to risk being seen as indifferent to real, sad truths about our history at the same moment they are practicing bald-faced triumphalism, ramming propaganda down our throats while there’s anybody alive that remembers the real Reagan legacy; e.g., Iran-Contra, Bitburg, trillion-dollar national debt.
Now that we have decided not to prosecute the Bush administration for its crimes against humanity and the Constitution, and remembering that Reagan openly and repeatedly flaunted his violations of the Constitution and his disdain for the American people, I guess it’s only a matter of time before conservatives are pushing for a national celebration of Bush’s birthday as well.
Unless a crafty and honest Democrat like Russ Feingold stands up them, of course.
History is too important, from the standpoint of lessons learned, to allow it to be shaped by partisan politics. Feingold gets this, and raising the lesson of internment camps, etc. is a totally appropriate reminder.
[A] spokesman for Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), said if Feingold’s amendment is truly noncontroversial, he should simply go through the regular committee process and move it to the Senate floor.
What our children’s children learn about what went on in our lifetimes is at stake. Let the pissing match begin.