On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 17:42:37 CST, Paul Schmehl said:
You and millions of others love to conflate those issues with warrantless
surveillance of US citizens for the purpose of obtaining evidence in a
investigation and then scream bloody murder about warrantless
intrusions of our rights.
OK, so in your opinion we should sit back and accept the legal theory that
the President, and as Commander in Chief I can give orders contrary to the
usual 4th Amendment restrictions" (note carefully that there was *NOT* an
actual formal declaration of war made - Congress merely authorized the use
force. Many constitutional law experts seem to think this makes a
So it is OK if as President, he decides to suspend habeus corpus?
If it's *not* OK, how do you intend to complain once your corpus can't
be habeased any more?
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" -- Thomas Jefferson.
In other words, the time to raise a fuss is *before* they go down the
slippery slope, not once they're 3/4 of the way down and in an uncontrolled
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a
cross." -- Sinclair Lewis, 1935
And that's why we raise a fuss. You may wish to read Naomi Wolf's "Fascist
America in 10 easy steps":
And that's why we raise a fuss.
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