Sunday, November 13, 2005

Let Freedom Ring.....Hollow

Wolcott .....

"Torture, black sites, indefinite detention and deprival of due process--the United States has forfeited its right to lecture other nations about freedom and democracy. Red, white, and blue are no longer the true colors of this country's flag; the flags that fly in the Capital should be henceforth be prison gray."

Habeas Corpus ("you have the body") is one of the great principles of this democracy so much so that it is part of the Constitution. Every citizen who loves this country and the principles upon which it was founded should be alarmed by what the Republicans have done in stripping detainees of the right of habeas corpus.

Any call to patriotism, by any citizen who will not speak out against this assailment on the principles laid out by our founding fathers, now rings hollow. It is that simple.

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