Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Due Process is the Head Corner Stone Of Liberty

Mao Tse Tung once said, "power comes from the barrel of a gun". What did Mao mean?

In the final analysis the power of the State comes from it's ability to arrest, incarcerate, and execute you.

The founding fathers understood that liberty comes from Due Process and equality under the law. Protection from illegal search and seizure, your right to a speedy trial by a jury of your peers, the right to face your accusers and to present evidence in your defense. These things make up the line in the sand between liberty and authoritarianism.

The prisoners at Gitmo have been denied all these rights. How long will it take before you are denied them too?

2 Comments:

Blogger PoliShifter said...

We have talked about Thomas Paine before but I think its worth posting again:

"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Surely the oppresion and lack of due process is starting to reach some US Citizens already and there appears to be no end in sight. It certainly is not going to get any better on its own.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Kenny said...

These Republicans now days don't care a lick about the constitution anymore.

All they want is power. Power to spy on other Americans. Power to lock people up and throw away the key without due process.

These people are like the Russian Communists.

12:42 AM  

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