Monday, February 22, 2010

Keep GITMO OPEN! Important Petition

Our fight for justice goes on. From Keep America Safe comes this:

Dear Members,

Earlier today, Liz Cheney -- the chairman of Keep America Safe -- addressed the 37th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. We thought you'd like to see her address and call to action. Gitmo

In her remarks, she also announced the launch of a new petition on The petition sends the message: terrorists belong at Guantanamo Bay, not in the American heartland. Tell President Obama and the U.S. Congress: No taxpayer dollars to bring terrorists to America. Keep Guantanamo Bay open.

We urge all of our members to sign this petition, raising our collective voice, telling our leaders in Washington to Keep America Safe.

The text of the petition to save Gitmo is as follows:

We, the undersigned, believe that the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba should remain open. It is a safe, secure, and humane facility where the United States can and should detain terrorists. We do not support bringing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow terrorists onto U.S. soil, which would expose American citizens to an unnecessary security risk, give terrorists the benefit of Constitutional protections, and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

We believe that as long as the United States continues to send young men and women into harm's way against Al Qaeda and its allies, the U.S. Military should continue to operate Guantanamo Bay as a detention and interrogation center. When we try terrorists, it should be in military commissions in the state-of-the-art courtroom, which was built and is currently being used for that purpose, at Guantanamo Bay. Keeping Gitmo open is crucial for our national security, consistent with America's values and is supported by the vast majority of the American people. We urge Congress and the administration to listen to us.


The Keep America Safe Team

P.S. After you watch Liz's remarks and sign the petition, please forward this email to your friends and family to invite them to do the same!


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