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"Congress has not issued the executive a 'blank check,'" Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in a concurring opinion.
The case was a major test of Bush's authority as commander-in-chief during war. Bush has aggressively asserted the power of the government to capture, detain, and prosecute suspected terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Originally posted by crmanager
What do we do with these guys then?
Since it is good news to you that American standards of law now apply to a organization that what desperately to destroy the same laws. what now?
The Supreme court just signed a treaty with Al Queda. I thought the President had that power? I thought Congress must ratify it.
Please tell me why this is good news that these dirt bags now have your rights.
Originally posted by crmanager
Answer the question...
Does the Supreme Court have the right to sign a treaty?
Originally posted by dawnstar
they didn't sign any treaty with anyone. they just interpreted the laws....and well, decided that Bush was overstepping his authority, which I believe he is also. interpreting the laws of the land....thought that was part of the job description for the supreme court justices....
ya know, until there is something similar to a fair trial for the prisoners of war we are collecting, I don't see how anyone can sit there and make them out to be these horrible terrorists intent on destroying us. how do you know they aint just some peasant boy who was dragged away from his sheep he was tending and handed over to our troops for the nice reward they were offering? you don't!! and I don't care what country they are from, they don't deserve to sit indefinately in a cell without being able to at least tell their side of the story and be proven to be terrorists.
kind of funny really.....conservative christian....christians, the ones who are always blabbing about how our government was formed on christian values. sometimes bringing in that one phrase from our founders to prove their claim....hold these truths to be self evident. That all men are created equal, and endowed by our creator with certain inalianable rights....live, liberty, and the persuit of happiness...
I'll agree that it was a primary tenet that our constitution was founded on, but lets consider the wording here....who endowed these people these rights? the united states??? or the creator?
and to whom were they endowed to?? the citizens of the US, or all men??
so, what is a government, any government doing when the begin to take these basic rights unjustly from their people, if not depriving them of the basic freedoms the our creator gave all of us?
which would be contrary to the creator's will, wouldn't it??
Me thinks the compassionate conservative christian's true colors are showing through!
[edit on 29-6-2006 by dawnstar]
Originally posted by infinite
Bush is going to fight against it. Which isn't wise.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
This means that these terrorists will have to be tried in our court system.
When they are captured it is in the heat of battle with bullets flying.
Some will probably never board the plane when released and melt into the background to do terrible deeds right here at home