28 June 2004
A sad, sad day for those living in the U.S.
It has been reported that the Supreme Court ruled Monday, in a 6-3 ruling, that Congress gave President Bush the power to hold an American citizen without charges or trial. While this news is being treated as a minor ruling, I think this is one of the most important milestones in U.S. history. I've talked about this previously, but I'll repeat it here: The ruling makes it possible for the president or anyone in the U.S. military who feels they are acting under someone's order to imprison a U.S. citizen, hold them secretly, torture them, and kill them. The new set of laws being passed is not aimed at foreign terrorists--the U.S. president and military have always had the ability to go after these terrorists without public oversight. The law's aimed at you and me. So speak up now or forever hold your peace (or should that be "piece.")
Posted by Karlo at 11:58 am