Friday, April 19, 2013

Senator Lindsey Graham Doesn't Seem to Care About the Constitution

Lindsey Graham, who along with John McCain is turning into one of my least favorite Republicans, wants Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be treated as an "enemy combatant", which basically means that we ignore any constitutional protections that he may have.  Really?  The whole idea of our Bill of Rights is to not make governmental decisions related to people's rights arbitrary, but to make sure that it applies to all.  And it's not like this guy invaded this country with guns blazing.  We let him in and gave him permanent resident status.  Should he be tried for murder and treason?  Sure.  Should he be executed if found guilty?  You bet.  But just throwing him into a room and not letting him come out before we say so?  That's just not America.  But Lindsey Graham doesn't really care.  His principles are few and he really just does what is expedient at the time.

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