The actual folks who trashed our Bill of Rights are in high dudgeon over the "Christmas Bomber" being read his legal rights before being turned over to the "federal interrogation team."
This raises some interesting issues, starting with: (1) If the legal rights of the innocent as well as those suspected of breaking the law are specified by statute to caution any and all before intimidating questioning (now perhaps torture), how can those rights be defied by agents of the state?
Three: Perhaps the Constitution just isn't worth anything anymore? Certainly not as much as the benefits that expeditious water-boarding might yield?
Four: Where, my god, are the real champions for America today? No, not those of the bumper-sticker and little flaggy-waving imbecility, but the champions who put the Bill of Rights at a priority above that of immediate torture.
Five: And since surely those Americans of any integrity and intelligence comprehend what's happening out there, are we content to--or from fear to continue our spectator status as the once "greatest hope of humanity"--morph into the Security State led by paranoiacs, political opportunists, and madmen?
Seven: And then -- laying aside the signs, nuanced slogans, organization identities, activist celebs, and such -- why have we plain citizens not, and when will we all gather massively in Washington and stay upon the steps of power until we earn back America?
Does anyone have more questions? Answers? Let us know!