You saw the post I wrote about what I thought Pres. Obama was thinking and how I felt. Well, I followed up on it. Here is the letter I wrote to my Senator Claire McCaskill today. I will let you know what answer I get.
As I said in my earlier post, I really think this is what Pres. Obama wants, he wants Congress to do their job. So, that is what I am asking.. for them to do their job.
Each of you can do the same if you so choose.
I wasn't sure what category to put this under. It has to do with Laws and changing Executive Orders that were put into place under former Pres. Bush. At least I think that's what they were. I may be mistaken about them. There were so many things done during his time in office. It concerns the holding of prisoners and papers.
I believe Congress needs to pass some form of law redefining Habeas Corpus and the release of memos or paperwork regarding some of the detainees from other countries so they may be tried instead of using the "State Secrets" that was invoked so often by former Pres. Bush in the past and recently by Pres. Obama.
I fully trust and support Pres. Obama, and in no way do I think he is the same as Bush, but I do think that to leave those loopholes on the books, so to speak is to open the doors to another administration to walk through easily into a mine field.
It's time for you to reign in the Executive Branch in such a way that it becomes legal precedent and not expect Pres. Obama to do it for you by executive order alone. It is really time for Congress to step up and do your job by introducing laws and passing them, and allowing Pres. Obama to be the President he said he wanted to be.
Remember in 2006 when he said this: "restricting somebody’s right to challenge their imprisonment indefinitely is not going to make us safer. In fact, recent evidence shows it is probably making us less safe.” Then it is up to YOU as the law makers to pass the laws to as FDR said, “Force me to do what I said.”
Thank you, Sen. McCaskill for all the work you do. I hope this makes sense to you and that you will understand what I am trying to say. I truly believe we are still a nation of laws and that Pres. Obama wants to be held to a higher standard than he has been.
We, the people who support him, who worked for him and who still support him out here in the nations heartland want to see these things done to help him be a success and to make sure that he doesn't go down the path that is easy with the door that was left open by the Bush Administration.
Please close that door, not just for Pres. Obama but for yourself and for future Administrations so that our Country can start to heal and become the great nation it has always striven to be.