Yesterday's (9/19) vote in the US Senate fell four votes short of restoring habeas corpus. That is, the basic right to challenge government detention. Here is the record of the vote on the Cloture Motion to restore Habeas Corpus.
The US Constitution states this: "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." Does anybody acually think that either of those situations apply today?
But we've actually undone more than just the US Constitution. And I use the term just with some reservation because I revere the US Constitution. The concept of habeas corpus was actually introduced in the Magna Carta, way back in the year 1215.
So, what this means is that the right wing assholes in the executive branch, coupled with the go-along pussies in congress, have managed to dismantle not only basic tenets of the US Consitution, but also the Magna Carta, the document that guided the framers of our Constitution.
We've not just regressed 200 years in civility, but almost 800 years.
When will this bullshit stop?