Why This Independent Won’t Vote “D” Any Time Soon
Radley Balko on Obama’s latest invocation of the state’s secret privilege:
Obama is arguing the executive has the power to execute American citizens without a trial, without even so much as an airing of the charges against them, and that it can do so in complete secrecy, with no oversight from any court, and that the families of the executed have no legal recourse.
There are no exaggerations in that paragraph. Click through and read the whole thing. This from the leader of the party that’s supposed to value civil liberties.
I lack the knowledge to evaluate whether the health care bill was a good idea or bad idea. Ditto the stimulus spending and most other economic issues. On civil liberties, issues like this one, though, no special knowledge is required: Obama has been not just a disappointment, but in some ways worse than Bush. Meanwhile, his party stands silent. Well, if they’re not going to stand for the things they’re supposed to stand for, good riddance.