White House Petition: Restore Habeas Corpus and the Right to Trial [View all]
"Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither" - Benjamin Franklin
The laws requiring all imprisoned Americans be charged with a crime, have their case reviewed by a judge, and be given a fair trial are fundamental to our country, and are enshrined in our Constitution.
However, recent actions by you, your predecessor, and by Congress, culminating in the National Defense Authorization Act, have effectively *ended* these rights for Americans. If the President decides that a citizen is a terrorist, that citizen may be imprisoned indefinitely, even for life, with no charges, no trial, and no review at all by a judge. Ever.
This is not the American way.
We urge you to renounce this destruction of our civil rights, and to take all steps necessary to remove it from law.
If you agree, please take a moment to sign it at the White House site: http://wh.gov/DGx
We need 25,000 signatures to force a response. If you think it's appropriate, please send to a few people that you know, and ask them to send along to others as well.