the president, the supreme court, and powers in the era of terrorism

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thanatoast, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Judicial micromanaging? How about Presidential power-grabbing. Personally, and I know this counts for bupkis, I don't think *anyone* should be held without charges or access to the judicial system, regardless of their citizenship or where they happen to be on the face of the planet. Our legal system is built on certain values, and those values are supposed to be universal. The current administration is underminig the very principles they claim to be defending.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Sounds a lot like one of the powers that was abused and led to the invasion of Iraq.

    Now all the President needs, is the power to execute and torture these individuals without a trial.
     
  3. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    I think he believes he already has it.
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    anytime there's a power grab (and this one by the WH tops them all, imo), instead of seeing how it punishes others, i look at how it could be applied to myself.

    if the supreme court rules in favor of the WH, it means, on bush's word, i could be secretly locked up and denied access to the courts, a lawyer, my family and be denied the right to face my accusers. further, i need never be charged w/ a crime. these are all things supposedly protected by the constitution.

    if this ruling goes as above -- is this even america anymore?
     
  5. numediaman macrumors 6502a

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    Torture? Mission Accomplished.

    Can we impeach Bush now? Please.
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Pretty scary when the president who is sworn in office to protect & keep the Constitution tramples it constantly. November is not far away. :cool:
     
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    Clearly, his shoulders are not broad enough to bear the burden of proof.
     
  8. Thanatoast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it would be funny if it weren't such a serious matter
     

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  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    >Thanatoast

    Sounds like the scruffy undercover MIB, already missed their first chance to make a Justice vanish...

     
  10. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    I would post a comment, but I think John Ashcroft is peeking in my window
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    cover your statues
     
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