Should Terrorists Have Legal Protection
The US Constitution clears states that in Article one section nine halts Congress from stopping the “honor” of habeas corpus in all cases excluding cases of revolt or assault. However, all humans have so- called “natural rights” and that’s what the Constitution and Deceleration of Independence are all about. According to (businessdictionary. com) natural rights are defined as political theory that maintains that an individual enters into society with certain basic rights and that no government can deny these rights.
The modern idea of natural rights grew out of the ancient and medieval doctrines of natural law, i. e. , the belief that people, as creatures of nature and God, should live their lives and organize their society on the basis of rules and precepts laid down by nature or God. With the growth of the idea of individualism, especially in the 17th cent. , natural law doctrines were modified to stress the fact that individuals, because they are natural beings, have rights that cannot be violated by anyone or by any society. The Bill Of Rights bserves some of the natural rights’ and the Fifth Amendment specifies that, in criminal cases, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process”. Equally, without the 5th amendment, all people have the so-called “natural right” to due process. As always you need your chance to prove you’re innocence before they prove your guilt. Secondly, any criminal that commits a crime that endangers lives of American’s and other nation’s citizen’s they still have rights that guarantee’s fairness through due process. During Military proceedings non-citizens are given these rights as well.
Terrorism by itself needs to be put in its own category because the terrorists are making a mockery of the justice system. The terrorist’s mindset in all fairness was not that to have mercy on America’s, so why is the Government showing mercy towards them. The most basic of rights is what’s being thrown into question here and now these terrorists are being given a free ride courtesy of the American Government. The rights to have your rights still intact is what is granted to most citizen’s, but then the Government decides to take those rights and give them to terrorists to ensure they are given fair proceedings.
The Constitution is a vital source of information for everything and anything relating to what it means to have rights in the United States of America. This document made the Federal Government into what it is, without it there would be no America to speak of. It grants rights to American citizen’s and also has the right to deny those rights as well. The Constitution as well all call it is the “holy grail” of American civilization and it’s what America refers anytime they want to challenge a right or not.
It seems to me as if we are surrendering the very rights and freedom’s that we seek to defend. In our battle to overcome evil, we are killing our cause. There is absolutely no reason to think that by taking some rights away from terrorists hinders law enforcement from doing their jobs. The case of suspected car bomber Mr. Faisal S, in Times Square, even when he had told the authorities before they had given read his rights, and continued to speak to them later to make sure his point went through.