Imagine being thrown in jail with no explanation why. Sounds illegal, doesn't it? It should be. Congress made a terrible mistake last October, and allowed President Bush to damage one of the oldest founding principles of our democracy. They gave the president the authority to seize people and hold them without ever explaining why - despite the fact that the Constitution itself says he should not have that power.
Now some members of the House have recognized how big a deal this is, and they're trying to set it right. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is beginning a fight to restore the right of habeas corpus, which Congress gave away.
Tell your Representative to restore our Constitutional rights to habeas corpus.
Congressman Nadler is trying to add language to an existing bill which would restore habeas corpus. If that fails, he promises to bring it up again, as an amendment. If that fails, there are new bills waiting which would undo the damage of last October's "Military Commissions Act." Send your message now to tell your Representatives to do what it takes to restore this cornerstone of American democracy.
Join with me and TrueMajority.org to pressure Congress to do the right thing and restore this fundamental right.