as a reminder [updated]

for the primary, i voted for kucinich; in the general, i voted for mckinney


i did not know he wouldn't be any better than UU., i only thought that he might not be, and would be pleasantly suprised if i was proven wrong
there is the consolation that i'm not dissapointed and was not fooled again
there is some hope, he has just under four years to make amends

or make it worse



wondering if rep. bean will ever join in on this

H.R. 984: 2009-2010 State Secret Protection Act of 2009


via Michael

also, regarding habeas corpus

The bottom line is this: Current procedures under the CSRT are such that a perfectly innocent individual could be held and could not rebut the Government's case and has no way of proving his innocence.

I would like somebody in this Chamber, somebody in this Government, to tell me why this is necessary
. I do not want to hear that this is a new world and we face a new kind of enemy. I know that. . . . But as a parent, I can also imagine the terror I would feel if one of my family members were rounded up in the middle of the night and sent to Guantanamo without even getting one chance to ask why they were being held and being able to prove their innocence...

But what is avoidable is refusing to ever allow our legal system to correct these mistakes. By giving suspects a chance--even one chance--to challenge the terms of their detention in court, to have a judge confirm that the Government has detained the right person for the right suspicions, we could solve this problem without harming our efforts in the war on terror one bit...

Most of us have been willing to make some sacrifices because we know that, in the end, it helps to make us safer. But restricting somebody's right to challenge their imprisonment indefinitely is not going to make us safer. In fact, recent evidence shows it is probably making us less safe.


When I am president we won’t work in secret to avoid honoring our laws and Constitution

man, if only that person got elected president



oh wait, he did

more here:


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