! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Im currently attending the Press brieng of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln has just announced that he is suspending Habeas Corpus. Habeas Corpus is a basic civil right that says every citizen of America is to be tried in court before thrown in prison. This is a big issue considering that America is an independent country and that we are built on democracy not communism. ! ! ! His reason behind this? Why would he corrupt this important role in America? Well Mr lincoln is not an “idiot”. Lincoln is in the process of trying to keep the union together, and in these hard times of slavery and secessionism Lincoln will do anything to keep his country under one union. Even if it takes bending the rules. ! ! ! John Merryman is a pro-confederate secessionist who is currently under the process of encouraging northerners to secede from the union. Because Lincoln is desperately trying to keep his country under this one union he takes desperate measures. He suspends habeas Corpus; therefore he throws John Merryman in Jail without a trial. Obviously this in a form of tyranny ,but in the end I think Lincoln is making a good decision. The Union is of good morales and Lincoln does not want the confederacy to ruin America. ! !