Date registered: Sep 2004
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Read the whole post by FTL. His point is, in spite of being guilty the man will eventually go free because he was denied his right to due process, meaning representation by a lawyer, being charged with specific crimes and a speedy trial as an American citizen. No one wants the bad guys to be set free, we just don't want to lose our America in the process of defending her, and especially not by setting known enemies from within loose because we couldn't follow the law of the land.
Our country is fundamentally different than other countries. We have a Constitution that defines the relationship between citizens and their government. The Constitution has no provisions for being set aside by an overreaching executive branch when times are challenging. It is up to Americans to face challenges without materially changing the letter and spirit of the Constitution. If that is offensive to some who would prefer to walk the path they see as easier and more direct, at the expense of what makes America so unique and valuable, I would be grateful if those individuals would look outside our borders for a home in a place where the relationship between the citizens and the government is more to their liking, instead of trying to change America into a fascist state run by a dictator.
There is no evidence to support the government's actions in this case. Yes, by all accounts the man is guilty of providing assistance to terrorists. He should have been arrested, charged and put to trial three or more years ago. Holding him indefinitely without charging him with anything or allowing him to see an attorney is a violation of his rights as a citizen of this country. If he goes free it will be because he was denied his rights, illegally, by this executive's administration. Sounds like a mighty inefficient way to protect our Constitution. It could be because protecting the Constitution is not what this event was all about. Jim