Just Say No To Preventive Detention
I can't believe people are even debating this.
Our system of justice and the principles this country was founded upon do not allow the Government to hold people indefinitely without the filing of criminal charges.
If they did something illegal, charge them and try them. If they are acquitted, release them.
If there isn't enough admissible evidence to charge them, they get released and sent home. [More...]
Obama's "prolonged detention" is a very slippery slope. What's next? Jailing people who are believed to be sympathizers of those who hate America? We'll be right back to McCarthyism.
This isn't a war with an end. Thanks to the Bush Administration, there will be groups of people who hate America and wish it ill for generations to come. That's the legacy we are stuck with. You can't eliminate it by continuing the same misbegotten policies under another name.
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