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Pick Your Constitutional Poison: Obama and Romney Share a Disdain for Civil Liberties

Grant75 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 1:07 PM
We shouldn’t assign too much credence to what candidates say. Politicians, remember, are followers - not leaders. They will tell the public what they think the public wants to hear. Unfortunately, the only way to judge a politician is by his performance in office.

During the final presidential debate, the moderator asked Mitt Romney about President Obama's policy of killing suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens, with missiles fired from unmanned aircraft. "I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the world," Romney replied. "I support that entirely."

In other words, Romney has no qualms about trusting one man with the power to order the summary execution of anyone, anywhere in the world, whom he deems "a threat to us." This bipartisan disregard for civil liberties is...