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Civil liberties shocker!

Obama “open” to changes in the Miranda rights


A top White House advisor said that President Obama is “open” to Attorney General Eric Holder’s call for a new law allowing interrogators to question terrorism suspects for lengthy periods without informing them of their rights. In an interview on CNN, David Axelrod said the president was willing to look at changing the Miranda rule, which generally bans prosecutors from using as evidence statements made by suspects in custody before they have been told that they have a right to remain silent and to consult a lawyer. The idea, which has drawn fire from civil libertarian groups, and even Obama himself, comes at a time when the Administration has been under fire for treating some terrorism suspects—including United States citizens arrested on United States soil—as criminal defendants rather than as military detainees under wartime rules.

New York Times

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  1. Hope and change? Too bad its just more of the same.

    • It is telling that the best Obama supporters can offer in defense of their candidate is, "Would you rather have the other guy?"

      And that's really the whole problem. the Republicans have gone so far off the rails into Crazyland that the Democrats don't have to do much to be better than them. You cannot expect Obama to be a crusader for social justice and civil liberties when his competition is screaming about death panels and spitting on disabled people with Parkinson's disease. All Obama has to do is point a finger at the people suggesting that gay people should be shot on sight, and that pretty much ends the argument as to who's saner.

      ( in case you do not know about the Parkinson's thing, here's a YouTube clip of it:… )

      This is the problem with a two-party system such as the United States has. In Canada, you have other choices that Conservative or Liberal. In the US, your only choice is Obama, or the Sarah Palin.

  2. Why is this shocker? Obama has shown from Day 1 that he has no interest in, or respect for, the US Constitution. He's not one iota better than Bush was.

  3. To quote Johnny Rotten, during the last show the Sex Pistols played before disintegrating,

    "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"