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Yesterday's LollaPaulooza

kozzzer Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:07 PM
I enjoy that many liberals are being called out as hypocrites for their refusal to condemn Obama's infringement on civil liberties, but it must be said that many Repubs who supported Rand yesterday also voted for NDAA, which allows the indefinite detention of Americans without trial. They are hypocrites as well.
mulp Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:28 PM
Congress declared endless global war on scary people aka terrorists, requiring the president to identify the scary individuals, in September 2001.

Did Congress violate the civil liberties of terrorists when it declared war?

SCOTUS does not seem to agree that the AUMF violates civil liberties.
DontEatMyDog Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:31 PM
I might support droning you.
DontEatMyDog Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:21 PM
"Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States."
para_dimz Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 10:30 PM
Those are too big of words for liberals.

Here's what Rand Paul did with his LollaPaulooza yesterday:

He engaged the country in a serious discussion of first principles. You may not agree with him, but he did it. The Constitution was actually discussed on the Senate floor for more than a dozen hours. Incredible.

He put the president on the defensive, using the force of argument to penetrate the White House's standard operating procedure of never engaging its critics on a serious level. Eric Holder, the hapless AG, came away scorched.

Rand Paul also took an old, old device and married it to the new communications technology, instantly...