This week, we have a critical opportunity to restore habeas corpus.
The Habeas Corpus Restoration Act gives us a chance to reverse one of the Bush Administration's many assaults on our civil liberties.
We all want to make America safe from terrorism, but becoming a nation that sanctions the unlawful detention of its own residents -- detaining and jailing them without the chance to appear before a judge -- does not make us safe. Instead, it violates a value that we have held dear for centuries -- safeguarding our individual freedom before arbitrary state action.
You can sign on to co-sponsor the bill here.
Chris Dodd guest blogged over at Taylor Marsh on the importance of restoring habeas. And Christy at FDL has a list of congress critters we're targeting for phone calls. C'mon...the Constitution needs your help today.