Please, call your own Senators and voice your support for the restoration of habeas rights
and respect for the Constitution and the rule of law. And throw in an extra call or two for the Senators on the waffling list above. For why this is important -- and why it needs our support now -- read here
. And here
. As I said before:
We are better than this as a nation. We either stand up for those ideals that our forefathers risked their lives to obtain for all of us - the right of habeas corpus being so dear to them that they enshrined it in the text of the Constitution itself, rather than leaving it to the Bill of Rights. Or we stand for nothing at all but whatever is expedient in the moment according to the whim of the imperial presidency. Make no mistake, what the Bush Administration and its Attorney General are proposing under the fearful guise of a never-ending national security emergency is to collapse the three branches of government into one all-powerful executive during a time of self-declared, non-ending war of their own making. I choose liberty. What say you?