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Unanswered questions, we need answers!

 

The Logo of the Republican PartyEvery Republican who is currently in office, and every new Republican running for office should be called to account, We need answers to these important questions…

We also need answers to other questions. Such as, Why did we allow: «Read the rest of this article»

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MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on the Death of Habeas Corpus in the United States

 

Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's Countdown on the Death of Habeas Corpus in the United StatesKeith Olbermann’s Countdown on Oct. 10 discussed the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and what it does to “Habeas corpus.” Just as important is that he also discusses the slow but steady erosion of the rights and protections which were guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

According to the ACLU, this bill, “Removes important checks on the president by: failing to protect due process, eliminating habeas corpus for many detainees, undermining enforcement of the Geneva Conventions, and giving a “get out of jail free card” to senior officials who authorized or ordered illegal torture and abuse”.

Nothing could be less American than a government that can indefinitely hold people in secret torture cells, take away their protections against horrific and cruel abuse, put them on trial based on evidence that they cannot see, sentence them to death based on testimony literally beaten out of witnesses, and then slam shut the courthouse door for any habeas petition, but that’s exactly what Congress just approved. – Christopher Anders, an ACLU Legislative Counsel

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