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Secondhand_Buddah writes "I'm not sure how this got overlooked, but the 17th Ocrober 2006 was a significant day in American history. It was the day that Habeas Corpus was suspended.
In terms of The Constitution of the United States, Article 1, Section 9:
"The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it."
The fact that it has been suspended is extremely significant. It has been in effect since 1789. This article provides an overview of what the Millitary Commissions Act, signed by the President on Tuesday, means to the American Citizens and their civil rights. Your civil rights are can now be determined at the whim of President Bush. Without sounding dramatic, this effectivly gives President Bush the ability to Dictate the law in any area that he deems to be a threat to national security.
Boy, I am so glad that I am not an American living in America today..."