Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Contact Congress and tell them to RESTORE HABEAS

As Congress debates the Defense Authorization Bill for Fiscal year 2008, which starts 01 October, they have the opportunity to restore Habeas Corpus, Posse Comitatus and the Insurrection Acts of 1807. All were suspended with the passage of the Defense Authorization Bill for 2007. Letting them stand is antithetical to American ideals, and if we lose our American ideals, we lose America. Get it?

Ike Skelton agrees:

Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) says he favors the reform. At a hearing on Guantanamo last month he said he thought Congress acted unconstitutionally in denying prisoners habeas. But Mr. Skelton didn't include the amendment in the draft bill he circulated to his committee. His staff says he concluded that the measure should be contained in a stand-alone piece of legislation, which he is said to be preparing. That strategy is at odds both with recent legislative history and with the judgment of most congressional observers: Mr. Bush, they point out, won't hesitate to veto a bill on habeas corpus but might be induced to accept the reform if it were attached to one of the annual defense bills.

Contact your congresscritters today and tell them that you want you country back, and the rule of law restored. No president needs the kind of power over Americans that this president has sought and achieved. What the fuck does he take us for? Terrorists?

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