Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Very Dangerous President

To illustrate just how over-reaching and dangerous the Bush administration is, just look at what Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claimed during a January 17th Senate Judiciary Committee hearing:

"The Constitution doesn't say every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right of habeas," Gonzales told Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Jan. 17.

Gonzales acknowledged that the Constitution declares "habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless ... in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it." But he insisted that "there is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution."

Specter was incredulous, asking how the Constitution could bar the suspension of a right that didn't exist -- a right, he noted, that was first recognized in medieval England as a shield against the king's power to dispatch troublesome subjects to royal dungeons.


Who would've thought our own President would be more of a danger to our civil rights than terrorist?

via SfGate


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