Friday, September 09, 2005

So much for habeas corpus

Detention of Enemy Combatant Upheld - Los Angeles Times

This only furthers my belief that constitutional protections, no matter how concretely specified, are always in danger of being ignored during times of perceived crisis. Adams, Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt all eviscerated constitutional protections for illusory increases in national security. In retrospect, we view all of those actions poorly and then assume that now we're enlightened and would never do such a thing.


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