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US destroy Habeas Corpus.

So again and again Bush claims he is 'protecting' the US people from terrorists. That maybe the case but he certainly isn't protecting the people from it's own government.

Bush always goes on and on about the terrorists hate and fear democracy yet time and time again Bush systematically destroys the democratic system of the USA.

The latest step in Bush's crusade is the Military Commissions Act of 2006 aka the Detainee Bill. On September 28th Senate passed this bill and it has now become the law.

There are many aspects of this bill, but I just want to concentrate on one:

The 'terrorist' suspect has no right of Habeas Corpus - (Sen. Arlen Specter offered an amendment to this bill to include that restored the suspects' Habeas Corpus rights but that failed)

What does that exactly mean??
Habeas Corpus is a writ that requires a person detained by the authorities be brought before a court of law so that the legality of the detention may be examined.

It can theoretically be demanded by anyone who believes they are unlawfully detained and it is issued by a judge.

It does not determine guilt or innocence, merely whether the person is legally imprisoned. It may also be writ against a private individual detaining another. If the charge is considered to be valid, the person must submit to trial but if not, the person goes free.

The U.S government can now arrest anyone that they define as a terrorist and keep them illegally/legally in a military prison. The suspect doesn't have to be tried for any crime in a civil court and can be kept imprisoned until they see fit.

This is a disgusting/immoral piece of legislation, they can arrest anyone and keep them in prison without any trial, without any rights , whether it is lawful or not. Still the US are the good guys right???

So what defines a terrorist? According to the US Patriot Act (or as I like to call it - The Synthesis of 9/11)

"activities that (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the U.S. or of any state, that (B) appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping, and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S."
Well that hardly clears it up does it, its has no universal defintion and it's defintion is up to the interpretation of the FBI/CIA whatever. This is very dangerous. They could arrest peaceful protestors, they could arrest anyone with a different political view/opinion. They could arrest anybody that commits a criminal act (in their eyes) against the state. IT IS THAT VAGUE!.

Here are some examples ONE TWO THREE FOUR

This website under that defintion is actually a terrorist act!! Remember one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both - Benjamin Franklin

Ask yourself who is the real terrorist? The guys in the caves or the guys in power stripping YOUR RIGHTS bit by bit. The ones that are being bombarded by hi tech bombs or the one WATCHING your every step and your every move.

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