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Horrific, un-American, unconstitutional and immoral law
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Horrific, un-American, unconstitutional and immoral law
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/view/letters/3992676.html

Before the last Congressional elections, Congress passed the Military Commissions Act. This is a horrific, un-American, unconstitutional and immoral law. Sen. Susan Collins voted for this law. Sen. Olympia Snowe wrote that she strongly supported s.3901, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 introduced by Sen. Warner. It is my understanding that both President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney pushed very hard to have this passed by Congress.

It is my understanding that the Military Commissions Act does the following four things: (1) took away habeas corpus (I believe the legal right to challenge one's detention in the light of a court hearing that people have had since the 1200s); (2) lets the Bush administration interpret the Geneva Conventions, thus allowing the Bush administration to continue to allow for torture; (3) allows for the Bush administration to determine who is an American enemy combatant (even though this person(s) could be completely innocent), and to detain this person(s) indefinitely while refusing to allow this person(s) to get a lawyer; (4) allows for increased sweeping up of innocent legal immigrants in America and to detain them indefinitely.

It is my understanding that both Collins and Snowe have refused to support Sen. Dodd's legislation that would repeal what I think are some of the horrible aspects of this law.

Therefore, I think both Collins and Snowe should be soundly defeated in upcoming elections and that Bush and Cheney should be impeached.

Brian Noyes Pulling

Cornville
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