By Jason Solley, Cantontruth.com
Have you ever heard someone say “There is nothing you can do about it, this is just the way it is.” The people who utter these ridiculous words feel better about themselves for doing nothing if they just continue believing them. There is nothing more pathetic or hopeless than an American citizen who will not stand up for their rights. They live in this perpetual state of believing that the government knows best. WAKE UP! They are human just like you, they were elected to their positions which in turn makes them civil servants. They are there to do as WE wish not to do what they think is best. The Constitution clearly states that we the people are the governing body not the men and women in Washington. So basically if you are doing nothing you are part of the problem, but if you wish to start fighting back, and help restore the Constitution and Bill Of Rights here is a good way to start. Find out how to contact your House and Senate representatives, and urge them to support these two bills. These two right restoring bills were introduced on March 8, 2007. They have been collecting dust ever since. Our congress must be made to listen. You are either part of the problem or part of the solution…….its your choice.
Ends indefinite detention. The RCA fixes the problems that the MCA caused in undermining the Constitution and the rule of law. It restores habeas corpus and due process at Guantanamo Bay and to other detainees held indefinitely by the federal government.
Makes clear that the Constitution is the law of the land. The RCA stops any president from arbitrarily deciding who is an enemy combatant, ensures that no one will be prosecuted based on evidence literally beaten out of a witness and that no president can make up his or her own rules regarding torture and abuse.
Ensures top government officials are held accountable. The bill makes sure that all felony torture and abuse can be prosecuted, even if the perpetrator is sitting in an office in Washington instead of serving as a private in the field.
HABEAS CORPUS RESTORATION ACT (H.R. 1416, S. 185)
Restores fundamental American values. The Habeas Corpus Restoration Act restores the constitutional due process right of habeas corpus that the Congress and the President took away with the Military Commissions Act.
Protects against unlawful detention. When we have people who have been held without charge in Guantanamo Bay for more than five years, there is nothing more fundamental than letting a court decide whether their continued detention is lawful.