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Take politics out of this for a second... does the logic make sense to anyone? It sounds like doublespeak.
ALBERTO GONZALES: There is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There is a prohibition against taking it away.
ARLEN SPECTER: Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute. The constitution says you can’t take it away, except in the case of rebellion or invasion. Doesn’t that mean you have the right of habeas corpus, unless there is an invasion or rebellion?
GONZALES: I meant by that comment, the Constitution doesn’t say, “Every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right to habeas.” It doesn’t say that. It simply says the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except by —
SPECTER: You may be treading on your interdiction and violating common sense, Mr. Attorney General.
If the constitution says a right can't be taken away except under certain conditions, isn't that the same thing as granting that right?
Last edited by Pujo; 01-24-2007 at 08:43 AM..
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GOnzales would be fired by a private law firm if he presented such a moronic line of logic, not to mention on the national stage.
How many weak links does this administration have? This has to be the worst group of arrogant boobs since the Nixon Administration...maybe ever.