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Friday, March 23, 2007

New At Downsize DC

Check out my latest in the "Last Week in Congress" series....

And I have a post on the American Freedom Agenda. This is a proposal in which Presidential candidates are asked to pledge, if elected, to:

-- End the use of military commissions to prosecute crimes.
-- Prohibit the use of secret evidence or evidence obtained by torture.
-- Prohibit the detention of American citizens as enemy combatants without proof.
-- Restore habeas corpus for alleged alien combatants.
-- End National Security Agency warrentless wiretapping. -- Empower Congress to challenge presidential signing statements.
-- Bar executive use of the state secret privilege to deny justice.
-- Prohibit the President from collaborating with foreign governments to kidnap, detain of torture persons abroad. -- Amend the Espionage Act to permit journalists to report on classified national security matters without threat of persecution.
-- Prohibit of the labeling of groups or individuals in the U.S. as global terrorists based on secret evidence.

To no one's surprise, Ron Paul was the first to sign the pledge. I don't know about any others yet.



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