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

Tacitus X Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 8:01 PM
Sullum doesn't seem to understand the difference between waging war and policing civilians. One wonders if he believes every German soldier during WWII should have had a taxpayer funded attorney and completed the appeal process in the courts before a U.S. soldier was permitted to fire back at him.

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...