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Republicans aren’t fans of the Constitution, either

At least Senator McCain isn’t.

Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 election, said it would be a mistake to try Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, in a civilian court where he would “get lawyered up” and be afforded the right to withhold damaging information.

“To have a person be able to get lawyered up when we need that information very badly, I think betrays or contradicts the president’s view that we are at war,” McCain told CNN’s State of the Union with John King.

The Constitution is pretty clear.  It doesn’t say anything about who gets rights; it says a lot about what rights the US Government can’t take away.  One of those is the right to counsel.

This attitude sure doesn’t help them when they (rightly) call the health care bills unconstitutional.


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