Skip to comments.PAUL: War on terror doesn’t justify retreat on rights
Posted on 12/01/2011 6:51:21 PM PST by Bokababe
James Madison, father of the Constitution, warned, The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home. Abraham Lincoln had similar thoughts, saying, America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
During war, there has always been a struggle to preserve constitutional liberties. During the Civil War, the right of habeas corpus was suspended. Newspapers were closed. Fortunately, those actions were reversed after the war.
The discussion now to suspend certain rights to due process is especially worrisome, given that we are engaged in a war that appears to have no end. Rights given up now cannot be expected to be returned. So we do well to contemplate the diminishment of due process, knowing that the rights we lose now may never be restored.
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A House of assholes save Rand and the rest that voted for Liberty.
What about the War on Energy? The EPA wants to OUTLAW drilling for shale oil and gas!
So tell me again how the Republicans are the defenders of the Constitution.
On everything outside of foreign policy, RP is 100% on the money.
Who said they were?
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
BOLSHEVIK AND MENSHEVIK COMRADES AGREE ON SUPPRESSION OF COUNTERREVOLUTIONARIES AND REVANCHIST SABOTEURS AND WRECKERS!
(How is that party take over coming along?)
Senator Mark Kirk even read the Constitution aloud in the Senate before the vote.
And then SB1867 weren't bad enough, they tried to tack another amendment on to that would have allowed the U.S. government to detain an American citizen indefinitely, even after they had been tried and found not guilty, until Congress declares an end to the war on terror. Rand actually stopped that one from happening.
Something is seriously wrong here.
Too bad the ‘right’ Paul isn’t running. Rand is much more balanced than Ron.
Is there a accounting on who voted for it and who voted against it?
I was shocked to see Kirk vote correctly.
Charlie Sheen is more balanced than Ron.
Good thing is, if it passes the house, there is going to be a lot of pressure from Obama’s left base to veto this bill, at least the draconian provisions. If he doesn’t it will hurt him big time.
...I'm done with these clowns. Time to check the Criminal list.