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  •  This is what needs to be said over and over (6+ / 0-)

    every time someone like John McCain says that following the law is a mistake or that reading someone their Miranda rights is the wrong thing to do. Reading the rights is only to inform the person of those rights, it is not the granting of those rights. The rights exist, with or without being read aloud. They are read to protect the state so that no one can claim they fooled about what they were entitled to by law.

    We are not a Christian nation. We are a nation that contains many Christians. There is a big difference.

    We do not arrest and interrogate people because they have an accent or wear "immigrant" shoes. We believe that our rights exist. They are not granted to us based on citizenship, or skin color or religious beliefs. They simply are the rights of all human beings no matter where they were born or to whom.

    And you are right. They are fundamental. Fundamental to what it means to be an American and to value our Constitution.

    Bush legalized torture. Obama just legalized health care for all. Which line would you rather stand in? - Frank Schaeffer

    by LiLaF on Wed May 05, 2010 at 06:41:04 AM PDT

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