Thursday, May 03, 2007

Restoring our Constitutional rights.........

White Lioness :
Haven't heard that one in a while, have you? I decided, this being a blog, that I'd go with the old Motel West alias.
Anyway, I signed the petition to reinstate Habeas Corpus and due process, and ask that anyone else that agrees follow the link and sign the petition.
Here is the text of the petition, I took it straight off the ACLU web site - they asked that those who sign spread the word, so I'm assuming that includes the exact wording.....
Delivery date: June 26, 2007
To My Members of Congress:

The Constitution and due process are in danger in America, as the Bush administration continues to run roughshod over our most fundamental constitutional rights.

We can no longer stand on the sidelines while the president extinguishes the light of American values, our civil liberties, and respect for law.

The America we know is disappearing, and the time to reverse this trend is now. I urge you to act immediately to:

1. Restore habeas corpus and due process.
2. Pass the Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007.
3. End torture and abuse in secret prisons.
4. Stop extraordinary rendition: secretly kidnapping people and sending them to countries that torture.
5. Close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay and give those held there access to justice.
6. Investigate wrongdoing and ensure those who broke the law are held accountable.
7. Restore American values and the rule of law.

Our commitment to freedom and fairness has made America the great country that it is today.

That is why we’ve come together to demand that you act immediately to preserve the hard-won rights that define us as a nation.

I stand with the ACLU and my fellow Americans, in person or in spirit, as we gather in Washington to restore our America this June 26, 2007.

If you don't agree with it, that's your right, but it reminds me of this quote :
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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