When George Bush, The Worst President Ever, decided that he was king and that Habeas Corpus was no longer necessary in his America, the media and the general population just shrugged.
Rule of law? Habeas Corpus? Who cares! What's on Idol!
Well, it's nice to see that at least five justices on the Supreme Court (and Ron Paul of course) still cared. It's nice to see that we still have a functioning government of checks and balances (but just barely).
And it's very, very sad to see a politician like John McCain, who had offered some hope as a "moderate", prove that he is nothing of the sort, offering this rant against this historic and important ruling
"The United States Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of this country" - John McCain, head firmly up ass, June 2008
Folks, there are things more important than The Great Housing Crash. Top of the list is the Great American Values Crash under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. We became a nation who tortured, a nation who cheated, a nation who stole. We became an arrogant nation, and a nation who briefly tore up its founding document, because of a few dudes with box cutters.
The recovery however now starts. Restoring Habeas Corpus is a first step. But if McCain gets his way, 5-4 with a new McCain appointee will go 5-4 the other way, and we'll slide back into the morass. And that's what this election is about.