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  •  The salient phrase is (0+ / 0-)

    "case of rebellion or insurrection."

    I fully agree with the author that the Constitution is clear, and that habeas corpus is not something to be decided by a officer of the law, nor of the court, nor any other governmental entity.

    The problem is that the word "war" has been redefined in our popular culture to mean something the founders never intended it to mean.  Wars are fought with armies, and are formally declared by governments. Insurrections are military actions by citizens internally within a country.

    Terrorism is not war. Period. Terrorism is sometimes state sponsored, but it still falls short of being war in my reading of relevant constitutional passages.  A militia could certainly mount an insurrection by attempting to claim territory within a country as their own, with the purpose of governing it themselves.  That's treason.

    The actions of the current terrorist are criminal. Habeous Corpus applies. Period.

    Educate yourself. Think for yourself. Be yourself. Act for others.

    by DHinIA on Wed May 05, 2010 at 08:32:39 AM PDT

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