Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

Strict Constitutionalism in Action

Two of the three leading Republican candidates for President either embrace or are open to embracing the idea that the President can imprison Americans without any review, based solely on the unchecked decree of the President.

   -- http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2007/04/01/romney_giuliani/index.html

You cannot claim the authority of strict Constitutionalism and original intent, while simultaneously denying 800 years of Anglo-American jurisprudence. This is the politics of fear, pure and simple, so far removed from any political principal we may as well be voting for Sargon the Great.

Are you still proud of your Republican party?

(Thanks to mckitterick for the nudge.)

ETA: Romney's a pandering idiot for his answer. No one with a passing familiarity with American constitutional law could possibly say anything but "no" to Greenwald's question. "Hell, no," at that. At least Guiliani had the stones to just outright speak to the question, deadly as wrong as he is.
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