May 9, 2007

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do Today

As I described in a post entitled Systematically Destroying What it Means to be American, the Military Commissions Act is a full, frontal assault on both the Constitution of the United States, and the very core of the values we hold as a nation.

What does this law do? Simply put, it eliminates the right of habeas corpus, allowing the President to imprison anyone he wants to, without trial, for as long as he wants, and without access to counsel. It allows the government to disappear people, just like the totalitarian regimes we have historically opposed.

If you are unfamiliar with this issue, I assure you that - hard as it may be to believe - this is in no way an exaggeration.

Now, Democrats, after spinelessly failing to oppose this legislation in the days before the 2006 mid-term elections, are contemplating efforts to restore habeas corpus, and are currently considering opening debate on a bill to do so. If you have never eMailed your congressman, there is no better time than now.

PLEASE take a moment to let your representatives know that you want Congress to restore this most fundamental of human rights; it is crucial that we begin to reclaim the rule of law through which the Bush Administration and its rubber stamp 109th Congress cut such a damaging swath.
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