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I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers.

A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

My observations and commentary are on people and events in politics that affect the USA or the rest of the world, and stand for the interests of peace, security and justice.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

It is as if Miranda rights are the luxury reserved to all but those declared deserving by unhinged Senators.

This Slate post is a convincing argument against those senators who seem to forget that the Constitution is not a document that can be turned on and off at will. To ignore the rule of law for the whimsical reasons cited by these men, would put our entire system of justice under question. It has been there all this time for the protection of all who qualify, either guilty and innocent. Whenever possible, I favor treating the acts of "wannabe" terrorists as needing criminal prosecution. The last thing we need to do is to elevate the bad actor to the status of warrior (enemy combatant). That is exactly what they are trying to achieve with their inept and misguided attempts to terrorize us. To these fear mongering senators, I say, "Get over it! You are not helping."

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