Michael Arcuri Supports Revoking Habeas Corpus, Torture, Roundup of Foreigners
There was some very bad news for us Ulysses Democrats this last week. Michael Arcuri, the Democratic candidate for Congress in our district, announced that he supports George W. Bush and the Republicans in their worst legislation ever.
Michael Arcuri supports the new torture law, the law that:
The New York Times calls this law “our generation’s version of the Alien and Sedition Acts”. It includes a measure that the New York Times editorial board says, “would effectively eliminate the idea of rape as torture.”
The rape of prisoners is no longer to be considered torture?
This is the bizarre, perverted world that Michael Arcuri entered when he said during last week’s debate that he would vote for HR 6166 if he were elected to Congress.
Democrats, you know that these are not our values. Michael Arcuri may be a Democrat-in-name, but he is not a Democrat-in-deed. Michael Arcuri has declared that he will support George W. Bush, instead of protecting the Bill of Rights.
Put your partisan politics aside for a moment, and look down deep into your heart. Can you really bring yourself to vote for a man who promises to support Bush’s right to torture, even through rape, if he is elected to Congress? Can you bring yourself to vote for a politician who says that it’s a good idea to revoke habeas corpus?
The time has come for us all to make a fundamental moral decision. Do we stand with freedom or do we stand against it?
If we stand for freedom, we cannot stand for Michael Arcuri.