Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Free At Last

Free at last, free at last, praise God almighty, we're free at last... from an administration that "kept us safe" by using our military as bait overseas, creating a target-rich environment where it was far easier for the terrorists to attack us than stateside. from an administration that arrested a United States citizen on American soil for what was essentially a thought crime and tried to keep him locked up in a military brig indefinitely without charges. from an administration that arrested an innocent Canadian citizen in a case of mistaken identity and had him rendered to a foreign nation, where he was tortured.

Our founding fathers understood the importance of habeus corpus. Without it, no one's constitutional rights are safe. Our law enforcement institutions do make mistakes (Steven Hatfill and Richard Jewell come to mind). Without due process, there is no opportunity to correct those mistakes.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

Be careful what you wish for.....