Alberto Gonzales: No Constitutional Right of Habeas Corpus

Interestingly enough, even though this clip has been on YouTube since January 20, there hasn't been a single comment about this clip from the YouTube community. I guess if you are not a hot chick talking about the minutiae of your pathetic life, or a clip of Sanjaya on Regis, you are not worthy of paying attention to.

People of the YouTube community and everyone else that thinks this way: you really need to wake up and give a shit.

These words by Alberto Gonzales should send a shockwave of anger through you. Gonzales is arguing that the constitution does not guarantee the right to unlawful imprisonment and that the government should be free to lock up

WHOEVER THEY WANT,
FOR ANY REASON THEY WANT,
FOR AS LONG AS THEY WANT.

Article One, Section 9 of the constitution says:

“ 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."

Albert Venn Dicey wrote that the Habeas Corpus Acts "declare no principle and define no rights, but they are for practical purposes worth a hundred constitutional articles guaranteeing individual liberty."

The chief law enforcement officer for the United States government doesn't seem to think so.

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