partisan issue or american issue?
October 19, 2006 10:58am CST
Yesterday a bill passes by the Congress and signed by the President which allows ANY President to declare ANYONE an enemy combatant and put them in jail without reason and without legal representation. Just think, any President,liberal or conservative, competent or insane, has the sole authority to make this decision. This is a monumental change in our government and our liberties. It could impact all of us. We are leaving this decision to the goodwill of one person. This is what our founding fathers tried to avoid by insisting on Habeus Corpus. The right of every American to have legal representation and not to be jailed without cause. We are doing exactly what the terrorists want us to do: have our fear errode our freedom. This is a horrible development. This is not a partisan issue; this is an American issue. What do you think about this? do you like its good for the country? or bad?