This poem was written before the November/2006 election

Habeas Corpses

American freedoms Bush impairs
Our Civil Rights are in disrepair
The Constitution, Americas pride
Its intent he arrogantly casts aside

Habeas corpus, in our grand constitution
A fundamental safeguard against persecution
"We the people...", held high for others to follow
Is now hostage to Bush rhetoric that rings so hollow

To eliminate our habeas corpus ad subjiciendum
Is a high priority of his Administration's agendum
A legal right to review misconduct prosecutorial
He's destroyed with policies, so flagrantly dictatorial

Each forefather would protest from his grave
Against the policies of this non-presidential knave
Our Constitution, judiciously sound from start to finish
Inept George has contemptuously diminished

The Congress serves now as a Bush rubber stamp
We, the people must vote to get Congress revamped
Vote to regain checks and balances urgently needed
So the will of the people will be rightfully heeded

by Stan Cooper...10/21/2006 graphic by Don Hunt

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Written on 2007-03-26 at 04:49

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