In Oct. of 2007 U.S. Rep Ron Paul introduces a bill that will restore the checks and balance system of our government, as well as protect such a disruption from reoccurring under a different administration. It’s called the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007, quite possibly one of the most important documents to American Freedom that we’ll see in our generation. If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard it, know that it’s just one of many acts of congress that if passed will have a major impact on our way of life in America. Listed below are some of the goals of the act along with a link to the full text of H.R. 3835.
Fully restore the right to challenge the legality of one’s detention, or habeas corpus, and the right of detained suspects to be charged and brought to trial.

Prohibit torture and all cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Prohibit the use of secret evidence.

Prohibit the detention of anyone, including U.S. citizens, as an “enemy combatant” outside the battlefield, and on the President’s say-so alone.

Prohibit the government from secretly breaking and entering our homes, tapping our phones or email, or seizing our computers without a court order, on the President’s say-so alone.

Prohibit the President from “disappearing” anyone and holding them in secret detention.

Prohibit the executive from claiming “state secrets”
to deny justice to victims of government misdeeds, and from claiming “executive privilege” to obstruct Congressional oversight and an open government.

Prohibit the abuse of signing statements, where the President seeks to disregard duly enacted provisions of bills.

Use the federal courts, or courts-martial, to charge and prosecute terrorism suspects, and close Guantanamo down.

Reaffirm that the Espionage Act does not prohibit journalists from reporting on classified national security matters without fear of prosecution.

Read the full text of H.R. 3835.:

American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007 H.R. 3835.

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This entry was posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at 1:33 am.
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