NDAA a suspension of Habeas Corpus?

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2 Responses to NDAA a suspension of Habeas Corpus?

  1. spinoza1111 says:

    Of course you do know that Habeas Corpus MAY be suspended: explicit Constituttional authorization was given for its suspension in times of war or national emergency.

    Lincoln had something you lack, common sense, so in fact he used the Congressionally approved power sparingly and effectively. Lincoln was fighting a proto-fascist power which, BECAUSE it allowed slavery, BY DEFINITION had no right of habeas corpus, for a right is that which is enjoyed by all law-abiding citizens in full, and all law-breakers in part.

    As to the Japanese-American internment. My uncle, Edward J Nilges, was killed in action leading Japanese-Americans in a key offensive near La Spezia that caused the final collapse of Italian Fascism in April 1945. My Dad met with the men who served under Captain Nilges in 2000 and their concern was not with the internment, it was the recognition of their unit, the 442 regimental combat team. They loved and admired Captain Nilges a German-American.

    They’d been rounded up with a maximum of respect; in old photographs soldiers carry their bags.

    Whereas the South continually demanded the enforcement of Article 4/2 of the Constitution: “No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, But shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.”

    This was a violation of Habeas Corpus since it meant that men free under the laws of a free state could be imprisoned and returned to slavery without, of course, any charges been made, or made known to them. It was ended only by the 13th Amendment in 1865.

    Have you ever heard the phrase “manufacturing consent”? The wealthy, who can buy state governments more cheaply than the Federal government, are trying to manufacture the consent of white libertarians with this issue. An end to the power of the Federal government will mean that you face the police power of your state alone and this was not Madison’s intention in Federalist 74.

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