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

jlmmylynn Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 12:31 PM
When George W. Bush went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, he said, "We will rebuild New Orleans no matter how long it takes!" Isn't that a socialist statement? Wasn't he suggesting that a redistribution of wealth take place? Where in the U.S. Constitution does it give the president the power to respond to a natural disaster? If a power is not explicitly given to the federal government then that power is left to the states. Long live the X Amendment!

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...