The right's view of The Constitution

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bigarrow, Apr 29, 2013.

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  2. Eight


    Waterboard the entire crew of the Daily Show! Hell yeah...

    People on the Right disturb me sometimes, they wanted Assange to just be summarily shot by a sniper.. and those were just the Christian ones! [Huckabee and Palin] The non-Christian ones probably weren't that upset about a lot of lies being uncovered by American leaders or something.. I don't know what Bible Huckabee/Palin are reading buy mine says something about murder.. I think it's a major no-no...
  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Stewart is funny, as usual. The problem is that he (and you) would do well to understand what those comments from Fox news clips are referring to, and how the Obama administration has already passed legislation to allow people to not have Miranda rights if they commit acts of terror on US soil. Check the link below for a good read on it. Here's a quote from that article:

    Not that I would expect you or Stewart to actually do their homework on anything before playing to the audience. Don't let any of the facts in the article get in the way of a perfectly good rant against the right, though. Carry on.
  4. Gee whiz Tao, you totally missed the point and threw in some personal criticism too.
  5. pspr


    If you are getting your news and facts from John Stewart you are just turning your mind to mush.
  6. Eight


    Democrats are great for tossing people's rights in an emergency or a perceived one.. FDR ordered the roundup of Japanese citizens and put them in concentration camps! I know one family, there wasn't enough prenatal nutrition for one of their children and he couldn't develop well... Maybe that's why the right is so very vigilant, no?
  7. Eight


    The whole Miranda thing in this instance was a joke, there already are provisions for arresting people and not reading them their rights and the situation called for it..
  8. pspr


    So, you are saying if we declare war with Mexico we could then see the government finally round up all the Mexicans here and put them in detention camps.

    That's an interesting proposition. Now we just need to figure out how to get Congress to declare war with Mexico.
  9. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Your point or Stewart's?

    What was the point again? Please educate me.
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    One of the most disappointing attributes of the Obama administration has been its proclivity for secrecy. The president who committed himself to "an unprecedented level of openness in government" has followed the example of his predecessor by invoking the "state secrets" privilege to derail litigation about government misdeeds in the war on terror. He has refused to release the administration's secret interpretation of the Patriot Act, which two senators have described as alarming. He has blocked the dissemination of photographs documenting the abuse of prisoners by U.S. service members. And now his Justice Department has proposed to allow government agencies to lie about the existence of documents being sought under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.

    At present, if the government doesn't want to admit the existence of a document it believes to be exempt from FOIA, it may advise the person making the request that it can neither confirm nor deny the document's existence. Under the proposed regulation, an agency that withholds a document "will respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist."

    This policy is outrageous. It provides a license for the government to lie to its own people and makes a mockery of FOIA. It also would mislead citizens who might file an appeal if they knew there was a possibility that the document they sought was in the possession of a government agency. Such an appeal would allow a court to determine whether the requested document was covered by an exemption in FOIA.

    #10     Apr 29, 2013