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Habeas Corpus

Articles 38 and 39 of the Magna Carta said:

"38 In future no official shall place a man on trial upon his own unsupported statement, without producing credible witnesses to the truth of it.
"39 No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land."
The follow paragraphs (part of quote from Alexander Hamilton) are from an article by Portland Talks Radio Host TOM HARTMAN and is found at -->  http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0925-35.htm
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Alexander Hamilton - arguably the most conservative of the Founders - wrote in Federalist 84:

"The establishment of the writ of habeas corpus ... are perhaps greater securities to liberty and republicanism than any it [the Constitution] contains. ...[T]he practice of arbitrary imprisonments have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny. ...

"'To bereave a man of life,' says he, 'or by violence to confiscate his estate, without accusation or trial, would be so gross and notorious an act of despotism, as must at once convey the alarm of tyranny throughout the whole nation; but confinement of the person, by secretly hurrying him to jail, where his sufferings are unknown or forgotten, is a less public, a less striking, and therefore A MORE DANGEROUS ENGINE of arbitrary government.''' [Capitals all Hamilton's from the original.]

The Republican senators flinched, and in last week's so-called "compromise" chose Bush over the Constitution. In doing so, they turned their backs on a rule of law that stretches back over nearly eight centuries to an epic moment in 1215 on a meadow by the River Thames in the United Kingdom.
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Wow ...Habeas Corpus which I looked up, is defined by:
"a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, esp. for investigation of a restraint of the person's liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment."

Notice the words "ILLEGAL" imprisonment......ooooooppps did George and Rummy do all this illegally?


The above link to the Common Dreams website by Tom, is a good quick article that explains the irony of Our George today with (king) Georges of the past.

He explains how George W. Bush says he has the right to detain people without charges for as much as their entire lives solely on his own say-so, and how this is referred to as; "per speciale Mandatum Domini Regis." There is some good history of heabus corpus in this article and some explaining what it all is and how in the hell George B is now trying to ditch it?

Perfect time to review some history and connect the dots with this article!
Sad as it is ...most of America will sleep through this Latin stuff

More articles and info by Tom here-->  http://www.thomhartmann.com/

Keep Up The Good Fight
preserve heabus corpus
~Joe

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Correction in the credits 26.Sep.2006 08:14

Joe A

I misspelled the name of the author of the "Common Dreams" article

Sorry for the hasty mistake, the correct spelling is .......THOM HARTMANN