Friday, November 11, 2005

Feel Like You've Been Detained Unreasonably? Want to have a Judge hear your Case? Well, F U!

UPDATE: The NY Times is reporting that the Senate voted Thursday to strip captured "enemy combatants" at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, of the principal legal tool given to them last year by the Supreme Court when it allowed them to challenge their detentions in United States courts. The vote won by 49-42.

The five Democrats voting for the bill were Senators Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Ron Wyden of Oregon. Call them and denounce their support of this violation of basic human rights.

Excellent article on the topic by Paul Craig Roberts.

Unless you act now and call your senators habeas corpus will be gone. Meaning, your government can detain you without access to a lawyer or hearing, without cause, indefinitely.

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has introduced the amendment that will aid in the move to a facist state.

Tell everyone you know about this amendment. Please help stop it before it becomes law. If it passes, ANYONE AT ALL could be detained without being able to the defend themselves in a court of law.

Here is a direct link to petition the Senate to stop Grahams ill conceived stealth admendment.

Note: The last time the United States suspended habeas corpus was during WWII when Japanese-Americans and Italian-Americans were sent to "internment camps".


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