PRESIDENT OBAMA: CLOSE GUANTANAMO PRISON

President Obama,

Seven years ago, you said on national television that you were going to close Guantanamo. Seven years later, the world is still waiting. Over its history since the first prisoners arrived on January 11, 2002, Guantanamo has imprisoned 779 detainees, most of whom were held without charge or trial. As of November 2015, 107 detainees remain imprisoned at Guantanamo. The prison camp is not only an outrageous violation of the rights of the hundreds who have been held there, it is a blight on the history of the United States.

We, the undersigned, call on President Obama to visit Guantanamo Bay and use his executive powers to close the prison (and return the navy base to the people of Cuba!).

Sincerely,

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  • Kathleen Mcloughlin
    signed via 2017-01-11 12:03:32 -0500
  • Janice Sevre-Duszynska
    signed 2016-10-05 23:35:00 -0400
  • roxie harrington
    signed 2016-09-13 01:25:39 -0400
  • Noreen McCarthy
    signed 2016-09-07 10:06:49 -0400
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2016-07-06 19:16:43 -0400
  • Derek Gendvil
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-25 03:21:35 -0400
    Hey @POTUS @BarackObama, it's time to #CloseGitmo! 14 years is far too long. #J11
  • Derek Gendvil
    @dgendvil tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-25 03:21:29 -0400
  • Derek Gendvil
    signed 2016-06-25 03:21:22 -0400
    I’m hoping that the President needs to do something that he needs to close Guantanamo Bay at all costs & let the last detainees get out of that prison. The war on terror is made it a lot worse to create safe terrorist havens & makes it a lot easier to have attacks in the mainland. I hope that the President should be true to his word in closing the Guantanamo Prison before the term is out & that they return the base to Cuban hands so that the terrorist stop making it easier to start attacks.
  • LaDora Talcott
    signed 2016-06-16 19:27:51 -0400
  • John Klar
    signed 2016-06-08 10:00:09 -0400
  • Adela Brent
    signed 2016-06-02 22:51:15 -0400
    Guantanamo is Cuban territory. It belongs to Cuba.
  • Erin Libera
    signed 2016-04-14 21:45:07 -0400
    Amendment I


    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


    Amendment II


    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


    Amendment III


    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.


    Amendment IV


    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


    Amendment V


    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


    Amendment VI


    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.


    Amendment VII


    In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.


    Amendment VIII


    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.


    Amendment IX


    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


    Amendment X


    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
  • hulson jam
    signed 2016-04-10 08:12:46 -0400
    please dont close.we need it. enlarge it please.
  • james regan
    signed 2016-04-06 15:32:10 -0400
  • Graham Douglas, J.D.
    signed 2016-03-28 08:37:33 -0400
  • Michael Zagone
    signed 2016-03-26 13:27:49 -0400
  • Dorothy Maddock
    signed 2016-03-23 23:05:07 -0400
    The United States should learn from this awful episode, and never do it again.
  • bernard swierszcz
    signed 2016-03-23 21:57:59 -0400
  • Jill Kimm
    signed 2016-03-19 13:46:15 -0400
    Do the right thing.
  • Patti Meer
    signed 2016-03-07 02:05:15 -0500
  • Frank Walter
    signed 2016-03-03 17:47:59 -0500
    Shut down Gitmo but leave it as a living memorial like Dachau in Germany. When I visited Dachau in 1991 (second time with my son), German teachers were taking their students through the memorial. The German slogan is “Never Again!” We need to come to grips with our crime just as the Germans have. President Obama, shove this atrocity down the throats of the Republicans. I have also been to My Lai, Vietnam (2004).
  • Anonymous
    signed 2016-02-28 16:56:33 -0500
  • Ellen Williams
    signed 2016-02-26 19:24:48 -0500
  • Jerry Maxwell
    signed 2016-02-21 00:54:34 -0500
    Jerry Maxwell
  • N Oure
    signed 2016-02-20 15:08:33 -0500
  • Tiana Brachel
    signed 2016-02-16 16:02:26 -0500
  • Bryan D Freehling
    signed 2016-02-12 23:16:09 -0500
  • Mercedes Redón Zorita
    signed 2016-02-10 18:08:40 -0500
  • Jamie clemons
    signed 2016-02-07 21:31:43 -0500
    Jamie clemons
  • thomas pickarski
    signed 2016-02-05 21:27:52 -0500
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