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Resistance to tyranny starts with knowledge...
Yes, it is a fact! The body of the U.S. Constitution only provides one of our rights, the Writ of Habeas Corpus. The Bill of Rights and Amendments to the Constitution provide the rest.Why is this important?
There should be no underestimation of the importance in our society of the one right granted to us as citizens by our U.S. Constitution. Those who have been detained by law enforcement have the right to file with the court requesting a writ of habeas corpus—translated as “produce the body” but in actuality it means that they want the detaining law enforcement agency to bring them before the court and provide the reason for their being detained. Under totalitarian regimes this right is generally not available; meaning citizens can be picked up and detained for weeks, even months or years, with no reason given or a trial to adjudicate the crime(s) they are accused of. Only under extreme circumstances (like the action taken curing the American Civil War by President Lincoln) is this constitutional right allowed to be set aside for a brief time.We hope.The balance of our freedoms that our cornerstone legal document provides comes from the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments) and subsequent amendments. The reason for the ability to amendment the U.S. Constitution is simply so we can make adjustments to it over time. The process is not necessarily easy, purposefully the case, but it does allow the document to better serve the public over time as the country evolves…or devolves. The grave concern in the present situation we face—a government with all three branches controlled entirely by one party—is that changes can be made either removing or mutating existing freedoms or adding amendments that curtail our current freedoms.As you can see, by having the bulk of our legal rights as citizens guaranteed by the changeable portion of the Constitution, we are at risk. The rhetoric and hate coming from a volatile White House and President Trump combined with a far right leaning Congress are the first steps towards these changes. With control of the Supreme Court now in the hands of the conservative right, the obstacles are few in number. The process is still a difficult one, but there is more in favor of the conservative Christian right making alterations to our Constitution than we have seen in Washington, D.C. in many years. The enactment of the Patriot Act was bad, but this situation may be much worse. Constant vigilance is needed for our security as citizens.You can continue to follow these and other dynamic events of today in the CLC MEDIA CENTER.