Carmen And Her Crazy Uncle

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on May 11, 2010

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.

Millions of people have heard this . It is a part of the process, a message that you are indeed in trouble. It takes less than a minute. Now, some people think that for a “terrorist”, that one minute is too much time.

After the botched bombing in Times Square, there are new calls for someone labeled “terrorist” to lost the basic rights of citizens. It is up to the authorities to decide who gets called the T word. Many so called conservatives, who should know better about the folly of trusting the authorities with our freedom, want to give big brother this ability ( to label anyone a terrorist, and deem them unworthy of having rights).

The sad part is that our President agrees. The administration
” said Sunday it would seek a law allowing investigators to interrogate terrorism suspects without informing them of their rights.” If Mr. Holder knows as much as he claims about the Times Square wannabomber, couldn’t he get a conviction without testimony from the defendant?
This blog doesn’t feel warm and fuzzy about Faisal Shahzad, or anyone else who wants to kill people. He also does not trust law enforcement. They can expand the definition of terrorist at will, to include anyone johnny law has a problem with. That is why we have a constitution, and we make the police prove their case in court. Today it is the wannabomber, tomorrow it may be you or me.

Matt Taibbi (pronounced like the island) has a good quote on the administration, and our liberties.
“The only reason we’re even talking about this Miranda issue is because a bunch of morons on talk radio made a big fuss about it, and if our president is going to go sticking his thumbs into the constitution every time he can’t take a few days of getting reamed by a bunch of overpaid media shills whose job it is to hate him no matter what he does, then we’re all in a lot of trouble.”
Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

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