Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Habeas Corpus Se Murió

More fallout from the bi-partisan Congressional action to destroy the Great Writ
Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.

In court documents filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the Justice Department said a new anti-terrorism law being used to hold detainees in Guantanamo Bay also applies to foreigners captured and held in the United States.

Repeat after me: immigrants are not terrorists.

Quit treating human beings like javelinas. You already hunt border-crossers like animals. Now you're going to cage them without an iota of justice to challenge their detention? What about the millions of immigrants who came here legally and have slipped through the cracks of your broken system and are living in the shadows? You gonna lock 'em up too?

Speaker-Elect Pelosi, I would like to suggest an addition to your agenda for the first 100 hours in power.

If this is truly an admirable society, worthy of the elitist mentality that dominates its citizens' arrogant view of the rest of the world, Habeas Corpus would be restored immediately as the rule of law. It worked perfectly fine for the past 701 years until George Bush threw his tantrum known as a second term.

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