Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Quote of the day: Pierce on conspicuous-by-its-absence at the Democratic 2012 platform

Remember the amendments that come between the Third and Fifth Amendments, and between the Fifth and Seventh Amendments?

The DNC apparently doesn't anymore:

[T]he platform is shamefully silent on the Bush-era national-security policies that the current administration has kept in place — or, more accurately, made a permanent part of the American government. They are not defended or justified. They are simply taken for granted and not mentioned at all. Nothing at all in there about preventive detention. No position taken on warrantless surveillance. (The 2008 platform went bananas on this subject.) There's some mush in there about how we no longer torture, which may or may not actually be true. It's early days yet, but it's hard to see anything more disgraceful coming out of this convention than the fact that the Democratic party has gone hopelessly AWOL on civil liberties.

More here. 

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