June 26th – Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice
It’s 0’dark hundred. Generally unfamiliar with this part of the day, I’m making a trial run for tomorrow’s journey to Washington DC. The bus leaves at 3 a.m. and I still need to get my sign and tee shirt together.
I’m off to fight for the restoration of Habeas Corpus and the closing of Guantanamo Bay. This administration may think it has the power to revise the constitution at will, Bush may think “It’s just a piece of paper,” but I’m not buying it.
Torturing hundreds of terror suspects who have yet to be charged with any viable evidence,?human beings who have been traded to the military for a reward?or who have been turned in falsely by those who want to save themselves, it is unconscionable to keep these people prisoners indefinitely. The families who have suffered without fathers, husbands and brothers, the men who have been released without apology only to be banished by their own country, the children who were imprisoned at fifteen and are now adults… nothing breeds fruitful terror more than this type of arrogant injustice. And to think that this has been allowed to continue for five full years.
It’s time for the citizens of the United States to make our politicians acknowledge the International Acts of the Geneva Convention, not bow with eyes closed to a president on a crusade just as dangerous as Bin Laden’s. Obviously, Guantanamo is just the tip of the iceberg, but it also the greatest symbol of our country’s own horror and arrogance.
If you too would like to fight for the restoration of human and constitutional rights pulverized by Resident Bush, those rights which remain defenseless in the hands of a gutless Congress, read the ACLU petition. Take back the power as “We the People.” Sign today and I’ll be glad to hand deliver your sentiment in person tomorrow… alongside the thousands of concerned citizens from all over the country who will be pouring into our nation’s Capital.
The Executive Office (and Cheney’s too) does NOT equal unlimited power!
“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” — Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820