Habeas Corpus

April 21, 2009

An editorial about the President’s contradictory stance on the Writ of Habeas Corpus. I construe his actions here to be one piece of evidence he isn’t a foreign agent, or at a minimum, evidence he doesn’t want his personal residence to be attacked while he’s in office.


From my point-of-view, the writ of Habeas Corpus does not apply to prisoners-of-war, and, in fact, I don’t believe the detainees at Guantanamo even meet the definition of such prisoners, as they aren’t uniformed members of any country’s armed services. They ought to exist outside the protections of the Geneva Convention.

Regardless, I think this situation is handled fairly well in Article 9, Clause 2 of the US Constitution.

“The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”


Why this just doesn’t end the argument shows how ridiculous we’ve become.


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