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skepticscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-23-09 07:10 AM
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72. Oh, yes...the president promises
that there will be all kinds of oversight, so that no one's rights will be abused. Goody, goody. And what if, after the program is in place, he decides it's too dangerous to keep that promise? There is absolutely nothing to prevent that. Will the infinite detainees have full access to lawyers and the court system so that those promises can actually be checked and enforced, or will we have to simply rely on the word of one person? If the president could really determine all by himself and with a high degree of certainty who was guilty and needed to be locked up, then we'd have no need for courts, now would we?
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