On Tuesday, October 17, at 9:35 a.m., George W. Bush will sign the Military Commissions Act and abolish some very important rights that our founding fathers had placed at the heart of our democracy. Thereafter, Bush and his agents will have the power to arbitrarily decide that you may be a threat to this nation. They can then lock you up and throw away the key. They don't have to tell you why you're being detained. They can torture you, as long as they don't call it that. They don't have to reveal whatever evidence they might have against you, so there is no way that you'll ever be able to dispute that secret evidence or prove your innocence. You're at their mercy. This sounds like the kind of thing that goes on in brutal third-world dictatorships. But soon it will be the new American way. Its a sad day but the fact is 100% true. The act gets signed by Bush Tuesday morning. God bless us all and hang on to your helmets and hats!