Thursday, January 25, 2007

Some Jaw-Dropping Testimony from the Attorney General of the US

Yesterday Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. For a change, he was under oath to tell the truth ... a little nicety that the Republican Senate had ignored for 6 years.

In his testimony he dropped the following bombshell that left both the committee, and the public gasping.

He stated that the Constitution of the United States does not guarantee the right of Habeus Corpus, however, it does prohibit the government from taking that right way from the citizens.

Remember, this is the same man who has been giving legal advice to the President on things such as detainees, rendition, torture, our obligations to various treaties, and whether the President has to obey the law of the land.

St. John, The Magnificent, Asscroft would be proud.

This is the logic that has typified this administration and the role of this imperial potentate, George II.

Just for a history note: the Right of Habeus Corpus was first guaranteed in the 13th Century by the Magna Carta. Never .... never ... in the 700 years since, has any civilized nation withdrawn that right and gotten by with it. Not even Abraham Lincoln, who was told by the Supreme Court that he could not do it during the Civil War without a specific authorization from Congress.

Read the entire story HERE ....

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, I cannot believe you or anyone is actually surprised about this, given the Administration's veritable 'go f*ck yerself' attitude. We're on a downard spiral that I would say only a double impeachment and major governmental house cleaning will reverse. My that state of the union address was surreal wasnt it? Condi looked like a pissed off wet little black cat, Madame Speaker couldnt quit blinking (she was probably doing morse code to her APIPAC fan base), and Dick was sucking on jolly ranchers as if to prevent him from laughing hysterically. Hillary just sat and shook her head looking all pastey and bloated. All of em just clapped at Shrub's every statement (even clapping when he sneezed - how interesting).
Rob J

-So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.

10:05 AM, January 25, 2007  

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