Monday, May 17, 2010

Fundamental U.S. Right of Habeas Corpus Discarded

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/14/world/14awlaki.html?th&emc=th

Scott Shane writes in the New York Times of how the U.S. decided it could kill without trial US citizens. Why isn't the public demonstrating against this fundamental violation of their CONSTITUTIONAL civil liberties. Habeas Corpus is fundamental to our democracy.

From the article:

"The Obama administration’s decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign against terrorism.

"The notion that the government can, in effect, execute one of its own citizens far from a combat zone, with no judicial process and based on secret intelligence, makes some legal authorities deeply uneasy. .."


Any confusion or uncertainty about the importance of habeas corpus can be cleared here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_corpus

We are heading down the slippery slope of fascism...

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