Unending imprisonment

Statute allowing for indefinite detention of even American citizens is clearly unconstitutional, raising the question of why Congress and Obama approved it.

, The National Law Journal


Statute allowing for indefinite detention of even American citizens is clearly unconstitutional, raising the question of why Congress and Obama approved it.

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  • Corey Mondello

    I don't know what all the huff is about, when GW Bush and everyone supported the Patriot Act, this allowed for indefinite detention, without having to tell a person detained why they are being detained, not letting them have a lawyer, having access to family and friends or anyone on the "outside" for that matter, and their friends and family were not allowed to know where the detained person was, if they were alive or dead, or why they were being detained. I read all about it when it was taking place, used all the "unconstitutional" arguments when speaking with anyone who supported it. Not once did any of them decide it was "wrong". I was told I was un-American, called a terrorist lover and told if I didn't like it, I should leave the country. Funny how, like I predicted, when a Democrat took the WH, these people would flip. The same thing happened to Carter and Clinton. What Republicans once called Patriot, and American duty, once a Democrat became president, those same things became treasonous and impeachable offenses. i may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but I can see when something is so hypocritical a two year old could point it out. Why is it so many Republicans/Conservatives seem to almost enjoy being so extreme in the rhetoric? 100% for a president when they are in the same party and 100% against if not? I know FOX has been accused of being guilty of assisting with the dumbing down of America, which I agree, they are. Many people don't know that the US Supreme Court, in 2003, gave them the legal right to lie and call it news. Hence the reason they are not welcome in Canada. If so many Americans are willing to follow a "leader" without question, like Republicans/Conservatives do, they must also be attracted to dictatorships. Fact is, studies show, with only facts and not opinion, those whose ideology is "conservative" do in fact want a dogma to follow. What comes to my mind is examples: Christianity and Hitler. On the other hand, "Liberal" or progressive/left, whatever name used to call it these days, is based in actually questioning oneself, what you see, both "sides" etc. These are just the facts. So bluntly, GW Bush supporters were like Hitlers, and the rest of us are able to question Obama's behavior when it comes to indefinite detainment and say what he is doing is wrong, even if we do support most of what he does. However, when in history has a president given back the power gained by the prior president? NEVER. That should be the lesson here. One must also note that, many who worked in and around the Nixon administration were more than happy to join GW Bush's administration and get the power they were denied, the power Nixon abused, that made him step down.

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