Monday, November 05, 2012

Worst Civil Liberties Presidents

Glenn Greenwald took a look at U.S. Presidents to try and determine which one is the worst in regards support for civil liberties. He points out that it can be difficult to sort through as there's a number of standards to go by. For example, could James Madison be considered a defender of civil liberties since he owned slaves?

Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt deliberately violated American's civil liberties, but those actions were taken during war and ended once the war was over. Greenwald points to Bush and Obama as the worst, with Obama taking the edge for first place.

His reasoning, in part, being because they violated American's rights in response to an open ended war with no end in sight. They also not only passed laws, but extended and expanded them. Obama (or Romney) will likely continue to do so in the years ahead. Something to keep in mind  amidst all the campaign hype.
This post dedicated to Plain Jane, over at the Humboldt Herald, whose dedication to Obama knows no bounds. Also, kudos to Anti- for not only the Greenwald piece but another one on civil liberties they featured today.


At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

war is good for business fred

At 6:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, thanks to you, Charles Bean received 35 votes instead of 34

Well done!


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