Because freedom can't protect itself
No better read indeed! June 26th, the day the House Judiciary Committee again convenes on this topic, is also the International Day Against Torture (anniversary of the U.N. Convention Against Torture going into effect). We can do a lot of letter writing if we've all read this by then.
I continue to be puzzled as to why the leadership in this Administration of is not under indictment for a variety of crimes against humaity as well as criminal violations of our Constitution.
There is an important need for impeachment trials whether or not there is still time for trial in the Senate for the President, the Vice President and a large number of other officials
It does the country no good to avoid this essential function of any society that considers itself to be law abiding. High office is no excuse for criminality!!
Not sure what "moderation" means in this case. Moderation in the defense of our laws is no benefit to the country or its citizens
Are you censoring my comments. What happened to my 1st amendment rights?
Why can we not get justice in America, but yet the ACLU is fighting for non US citizen rights?Imagine loosing your freedom for simply writing a formal complaint against an police officer and then having your freedom takin away for it, I was.I want justice,you have no idea how it feels!!!
Why have state hospitals in PA turned to top-down torture when it comes to the admittance of certain patient groups. The term 'Hospitopia' is becoming more and more explicit. Administrators don't run hospitals; politicians with no experience do. And they want their statistics to shine keep posted to watch the numbers game. Is it dirty to admit the people with HIV, or Alcohol abuse or polysubstance abuse or sexual abuse? Perhaps the hospital looks like a college campus, but are the taxpayers getting their worth by excluding them from care (the intellectually deficient, the autistic)? Sherlock Holmes once said:"When faced with the impossible, consider the improbable." The new Utopia dressed up as Hospitopia. And you think we're advancing medical care?
The help is DESPERATIVELY NEEDED. Each day, the Dept. of H&H Services churns out millions of new Medicare I.D. cards for thousands of us who have reached 65. We MUST carry the card in our wallet/purses to get the benefits paid over a lifetime.
Each of thse bears our social securty number followed by the letter "A." Each of us is acutely vulnerable to I.D. theft if we are robbed, if someone steals a medical record with this "ID number" etc. Coupled with a DOB, that's all a thief needs.
I have personally pleaded with Secretary Leavitt to immediately issue an order using a substitute number for my "account number" on my card and for others. He has refused.
Bush signed a bill prohibiting SS#s to be displayed on Driver's Licenses but each day, as indicated, his administration allows the printing of thousands of Medicare cards with social security numbers on them.
HR3046 is pending, but by its own terms, it will not even be 'effective" for one year after the bill is signed into law. It isn't even through Congress as of this date.
It will come too late for millions of us Americans who are now 65 and may, each day, need to sign up for supplemental and medigam SS benefits--all using our "account number" on our Medicare cards.
PLEASE, will the ACLU enter this matter and see what it can do. The most direct approach would be to request Bush to immediately issue an "Executive Order" REQUIRING Leavitt at Health & Human Services to immediately use pseudo numbers instead of SS #s on all MEDICARE cards.
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