The lack of uproar of Padilla and the habeas corpus issue in general continues to upset me.
People who ought to care about this and don't -- what is up, dudes?
This should be a central issue. Our country, our government, can take its citizens -- any of us -- seize us, hold us, torture us, for any reason or none, for as long as it wishes. All that government has to do is says it has cause. (Padilla is a U.S. Citizen. Bush said he was an enemy combatant. Didn't prove it in court. Didn't offer evidence to that effect. Just said it. And Padilla got held and tortured for 3 years. Now he has been charged -- not with being an enemy combatant, mind you. With a string of other crimes.)
And does anyone mind? Does anyone care? Are we upset?
Not like anything important is happening, is it?
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