Sunday, March 10, 2013
Politidum of the Week
This week's award goes to John McCain and his mini-me, Lindsey Graham, for attacking Rand Paul's filibuster in defense of the United States Constitution. It is not "ridiculous" or "simply false" that a guilt by association, unfettered assassination scheme runs afoul of the constitutional right that life not be taken without due process of law. It's right there, guaranteed by the 5th Amendment. The Constitution requires that lines be drawn between war powers and domestic governance and yields rights to Americans against the government. That's a beauty of the Constitution and the checks and balances among the judicial, legislative and executive branches. This is the stuff of principled government, not the stuff of backroom deals that John McCain and Lindsey Graham, big government power brokers to the core, hold near and dear.