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I hope others will follow suit and that remains to be seen. Rachel may change her tune if her job suddenly is at stake.
That stuff only applies to US Citizens, certainly not Prisoners of War.
President’s Detention Plan Tests American Legal Tradition
President Obama’s proposal for a new legal system in which terrorism suspects could be held in “prolonged detention” inside the United States without trial would be a departure from the way this country sees itself, as a place where people in the grip of the government either face criminal charges or walk free.
Mr. Obama has so far provided few details of his proposed system beyond saying it would be subject to oversight by Congress and the courts. Whether it would be constitutional, several of the legal experts said in interviews, would most likely depend on the fairness of any such review procedures.
Ultimately, they suggested, the question of constitutionality would involve a national look in the mirror: Is this what America does?
“In our constitutional system,” Mr. Obama said, “prolonged detention should not be the decision of any one man.”
But Mr. Obama’s critics say his proposal is Bush redux.
Mr. Obama’s proposal, Professor Hakimi said, appears to be “an aggressive approach that is not commonly taken in other Western developed countries.”
In a letter to the president on Friday, Senator Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, said he was not sure Mr. Obama’s idea would prove constitutional, and added that “such detention is a hallmark of abusive systems that we have historically criticized around the world.”
Originally posted by David9176
First of all....
The oath of office of the President of the United States is an oath or affirmation required by the United States Constitution before the President begins the execution of the office. The wording is specified in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
I've gotta say...I'm surprised to see this. I'm starting to like this woman a bit. She always gives Ron Paul, of whom I'm a big supporter, the utmost respect when on her show.
I think Ron Paul is starting to rub off on her some.
As she states in this clip...Obama is stating that he'll keep people in detention because they MIGHT commit crimes in the future.
Watch this! This is on MSNBC...the Obama network to boot!
Kudos to Rachel for looking out for the Constitution on this one!!
Watch as Obama declares that he can HOLD SOMEONE INDEFINITELY WITHOUT TRIAL! I didn't see this speech when it aired...how did this get by everyone? This is the first I've heard of this.
Obama is NOT change...no matter how much you want it.
edit title/added quote and link
[edit on 23-5-2009 by David9176]
Originally posted by marys123421
reply to post by David9176
going from a staunch Democrat and never saying anything against Obama, to saying that he made the most radical speech ever to the American people - I am impressed. I might need to watch her again now.
also msm allowed this on - that is also impressive.
Originally posted by grover
This should prove what we have claimed since before the election that Obama was a moderate ....