posted on May, 21 2009 @ 06:23 PM
I had originally begun writing this in response to the "Open the Camps -
Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan" thread, but decided
instead to use it as my "virgin" original post, (not wanting to take over
the thread, but still being very curious about what the responses would
So here goes, my first post, it's a public poll.
A Habeas Corpus Challenge
Ask anyone this question
Do you know what Habeas Corpus is? or
What is Habeas Corpus? etc.
If they don't know the answer (a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before
a judge) you have the opportunity to plant a seed of awareness in their head.
If they do know the answer then you can sigh with relief and have hope for
In either case record your responses in a "3 out of six, or a 1/10 got it right"
format, then, (this is important) remember the funniest responses and
report them back, along with the results, and maybe we can get a fairly
decent gauge on how bad things actually are with the knowledge of
The reason I post this, is because I believe the denial of Habeas Corpus
as put forth in the (un)Patriot Act constitutes the greatest threat OF ALL
to those of us who stay informed and keep a watchful eye out for any
wrongdoing, from ANY ~evil-doer~ be he domestic or foreign.
i.e., the members here at ATS.
*whew...that wasn't so hard after all