Friday, May 24, 2013


but I can't let some of Pres. Obama's speech at the National Defense University pass without some critical remarks.

First, he makes this claim:
From the Civil War to our struggle against fascism, on through the long twilight struggle of the Cold War, battlefields have changed and technology has evolved. But our commitment to constitutional principles has weathered every war, and every war has come to an end.
This is NOT true at all. Lincoln violated Habeas Corpus during the Civil War and Pres. Bush did so with "enemy combatants." Between these two events. FDR illegally interned Japanese-Americans during WW II.

Second, Pres. Obama did not adequately address the very serious issues involving interception of American's electronic communication:
That means reviewing the authorities of law enforcement, so we can intercept new types of communication, but also build in privacy protections to prevent abuse.
I and many others strongly suspect that the government has violated the 4th Amendment and Pres. Obama did not address these complaints.

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