Habeas Corpus

Redefining a Nation

My last article, “Secession… an American Tradition,” elicited some good questions from readers. The whole issue of secession seems to beg the larger question of what constitutes a nation anyway.

To answer this requires a brief overview of modern nationalism.

Here are a couple of definitions to start:


A large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own: The president spoke to the nation about the new tax. (www.Dictionary.com)


In The Runoff For Georgia’s US Senate Seat…

I am proud to have voted for Allen Buckley on election day, and I am trying to decide whether to abstain, write in Mickey Mouse, or vote for Jim Martin.  I DO KNOW that I am extremely tired of Georgia Republicans that assume a Libertarian will jump into the Republican fold when our candidate does not win.  I have been engaged by numerous Republicans, many of them getting very upset, discussing my positions in the upcoming run-off.  To date, no one has been able to provide a single logical argument FOR Saxby Chambliss, other than using fear-mongering tactics to suppose the positions that Jim Martin would take or would have taken, should he have been in Saxby’s position already.

Charges Dropped on 5 Gitmo Detainees - Military Denies the Obvious

In a follow up to last week’s post- Gitmo Prosecutor Quits Due to Lack of Fairnesss in System- 5 detainees originally being prosecuted by Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, who resigned recently due to “a crisis of conscience”, will have their current charges against them dropped.

House of Lords Stands Up For Liberty

MSNBC is reporting that the United Kingdom’s House of Lords rejected, in what opposition leaders called a “crushing defeat”, a government plan to increase the amount of time that the state can hold suspects without charges from 28 to 42 days.The pre-9/11 maximum length to which the government could hold suspects without charge was 2 days. This most recent proposal going down in a 3-to-1 defeat hopefully will send a warning message to Gordon Brown and others that they will not be allowed to reign unchecked.

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