My basic view is that the left wing demonized our President over something that has a history going back to FDR and WWII AND which had prior SCOTUS approval.
The SCOTUS case was Ex Parte Quirin where 8 German agents INCLUDING a U.S. citizen were tried before a Military Tribunal and 6 of the 8 executed for their crimes.
So the whole idea that Bush violated the Constitution and specifically Habeas Corpus was a stretch. Demonizing him for something that had legal precedent was nothing but a smear attempt on the part of the left.
Either way, the Supreme court ruled against the Administration and took away the power that every President has had. If ANYTHING, the Bush administration, via their failure in court, has STRENGTHENED Habeas Corpus to degrees never seen before - and I think to the country's detriment. We are turning our Constitution into a suicide pact.
You are more than welcome here. Your ideas aren't all that incompatible with many here. I applaud your decision to not just go by party. I will be supporting McCain, as the option isn't viable in my opinion. I saw a friend last night and we're both looking for McCain headquarters so we can volunteer.
An older friend of mine once told me that part of the problem with the American people is that we don't know what exactly was done to protect us during WWII. Your example supports that.
I appreciate your welcome. I am a moderate and have always been ok as a Dem, but this year I didn't even recognize my party.
Had a problem with one branch of the government here. They wanted to purchase my product, but refused to buy w/o the contract #. The open market price was lower than another method, purchased at a price at least 20% higher, from an 8a contractor. Instead they went with a mom and pop local place who lied and either gave an expired contract # or just made one up. I was the lowest price, gave them GSA terms, yet they went with someone else because I was honest and told the truth.
It's been blowing my mind. I've known people in the military who've worked for agencies here who left the military and took civilian status when Clinton was elected. They said they couldn't salute him. There are some very good people in the government; but I think the best just can't take the system for long. They end up with folks who are riding out the clock til retirement.
I'm very glad you decided to join our group. I think you'll enjoy it. :)
I'm glad I came here too. This has been an interesting discussion with intelligent people who seem to have real jobs! :) (Sorry, I couldn't resist that.)
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