Thursday, June 07, 2007

Who's got the Habeas?

It's time to stop whimpering about George W. Bush's illegal suspension of Habeas Corpus and do something about it. The Committee now has a slight (10 to 9) Democratic majority and there is hope that some of the Republican members might wish to disassociate themselves with such a clearly illegal action sold to the previous Congress under false pretenses. Indeed Republican Senator Arlen Spector and Chairman Patrick Leahy have co sponsored the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act (S. 185) A vote on a measure to restore Habeas is scheduled for today. It's not too late to e-mail your senators before it's too late to save the Freedom our malignant leadership invokes so cynically.

6 comments:

Birdy said...

Thanks man.
Well put.

Capt. Fogg said...

Thank you. With all the red herrings stinking up the place, I'm afraid we're going to forget how Bush has rigged the system for tyranny.

d.K. said...

How did it turn out? I don't read page 22D of my newspaper, so events as trivial as restoration of Habeaus Corpus didn't register on my MSM read today...

Capt. Fogg said...

The committee voted 11-8 in favor of sending the bill to the Senate floor.

I'm surprised it was that close.

d.K. said...

Eight persons on a Senate committee who are supposedly even more informed on the law voted against restoration of habeas corpus?

This dark chapter in our history will be a full chapter in textbooks very soon, and students will read about it with puzzlement and alarm. At least I hope so.

Capt. Fogg said...

Of course if we don't get rid of these people, the history books will blame it all on Clinton.