A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Help Jack Carter Become Nevada's Voice To Washington

My unequivocal support for U.S. Senate candidate Jack Carter is no surprise to anyone who has been to this blog before. Jack Carter manages to prove again and again why he deserves to be elected Nevada's next United States Senator.

The Las Vegas Gleaner has written a terrific post on Jack Carter's statement on the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Supreme Court Decision. So, instead of trying to outwit the Gleaner, which is virtually impossible to do, I'll just provide you with Jack's statement:

Today’s decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld marked a blow to the Bush-Cheney attempt to avoid judicial review of actions they have taken in the war against terror. The Supreme Court ruled that it retained jurisdiction in the matter of tribunals for Guantanamo Bay prisoners and that the administration violated the law.

I applaud the administration’s intentions in fighting our enemies, but the foundations of our American democracy rest on checks and balances among the three branches of government. When the executive branch tries to evade review of their actions by our courts or to avoid oversight by our elected representatives in Congress, it is a patriot’s duty to demand a change. We have existed for more than 200 years under this form of government. There is no reason to depart from it now.

If the Republican-controlled Congress would stand up like the Supreme Court and demand to be a part of the decisions which affect the security of our country instead of rolling over like lap-dogs to every whim of the executive branch, we patriots could go back to making a living.

The junior Senator from Nevada is part of the problem. He is Washington’s voice to Nevada. I will be Nevada’s voice to Washington.

Jack Carter

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