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Response from Rand Paul's campaign

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The following is two letters I received in response to my email to the Rand Paul campaign in protest of their press release concerning GITMO.
 
"Steve, Rand Paul feels that more important than the location of the prison is whether or not we should be detaining anyone, anywhere without a judicial hearing. Rand Paul remains committed to his opposition to fighting "undeclared" wars. Rand Paul remains committed to the belief that we should not torture prisoners of war. Rand Paul remains committed to his belief that prisoners deserve trials and disposition not indefinite detention. This current controversy, though, stems from whether or not prisoners of war should be treated identically to US Citizens. Should we read Miranda rights to prisoners captured on the battlefield? Should we release KSM because he was tortured? There are reports that a great number of detainees at GITMO were detained not on the battlefield but were turned in by competitors for their positions.

4 Comments in Response to

Comment by Brock Lorber
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Holy "Secretary of Hate" Freudian slips, Batman!  Let's send out a press release!

Comment by Steve Freedom
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The following is a response I received from the Rand Paul campaign over my protest email concerning the recent press release on GITMO.

"Steve,

Rand Paul feels that more important than the location of the prison is whether or not we should be detaining anyone, anywhere without a judicial hearing.

Rand Paul remains committed to his opposition to fighting "undeclared" wars. Rand Paul remains committed to the belief that we should not torture prisoners of war. Rand Paul remains committed to his belief that prisoners deserve trials and disposition not indefinite detention.

This current controversy, though, stems from whether or not prisoners of war should be treated identically to US Citizens. Should we read Miranda rights to prisoners captured on the battlefield? Should we release KSM because he was tortured? There are reports that a great number of detainees at GITMO were detained not on the battlefield but were turned in by competitors for their positions. The US should not detain anyone indefinitely anywhere whether in the US or otherwise.

While military tribunals may appear to some to be unjust, we currently try our own GI's in military court when they are accused of crimes such as rape and murder. Military court provides legal representation for the accused.

Rand Paul is opposed to the policy of scooping up people from around the globe and holding them in indefinite detention. Rand Paul believes that most of the detainees could have been tried, convicted, and or released long ago. Those whom the military has deemed untriable, like the Uighurs, should be deported to where they were captured not relocated in the South Pacific. Detainees who return to the battlefield and are captured should be imprisoned in the country in which they are captured.

If you have other questions for Dr. Paul, please let us know. If you still want a refund, let us know that also.

Sincerely,
Christopher Hightower "
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**I then asked permission to post the message to the group and received this response. **
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"Steve,

You can send my response if you think it will help clear up some things.

It's a tough race here, GOP voters are anti-obama, anti-muslim (for the most part) and pro-war. And this is a closed primary.

The over the top press release was in response to a tense situation that should have never happened.

Watch this video clip to hear the response Rand's opponent received after attacking Rand and talking about GITMO (the press release went out minutes after this attack). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReZluBUVxkA

Thanks,
Christopher Hightower"

Comment by Brock Lorber
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Well, post the rest up right here!

In return, regrets:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/combatflyer222/paul_shirt2.png

Comment by Steve Freedom
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Must be a glitch as all the conent of my post isn't up. 


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