Sunday, May 9, 2010

I Caught A Terrorist Who Was THIS BIG

Attorney General Eric Holder demonstrates...
(Picture via Huffington Post; source unidentified: AG Holder demonstrates his expansive view of Executive power.)


Eric Holder: Miranda Rights Should Be Modified For Terrorism Suspects
Huffington Post    |  Nico Pitney
First Posted: 05- 9-10 09:28 AM   |   Updated: 05- 9-10 09:58 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time today on ABC's "This Week" that the Obama administration is open to modifying Miranda protections to deal with the "threats that we now face."

"The [Miranda] system we have in place has proven to be effective," Holder told host Jake Tapper. "I think we also want to look and determine whether we have the necessary flexibility -- whether we have a system that deals with situations that agents now confront. ... We're now dealing with international terrorism. ... I think we have to give serious consideration to at least modifying that public-safety exception [to the Miranda protections]. And that's one of the things that I think we're going to be reaching out to Congress, to come up with a proposal that is both constitutional, but that is also relevant to our times and the threats that we now face."


I told you: it has already begun. Is the suspect an American citizen, apprehended in America? No problem... just get Congress to change Miranda again, or some other aspect of due process, to make sure "we have the necessary flexibility" for that, too. There is nothing we cannot do if only we whack away a sufficient portion of the individual rights always accorded citizens and foreigners alike.

Will the Obama regime be content to stop with this? Noooo... you can bet good money on their abridging more rights, curtailing more civil liberties, within a week or two. A totalitarian state doesn't have to come on in a single grand coup: our liberties can die by a thousand cuts as surely as by one.

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