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Anyone else notice that Mr. O is slowly taking away our Constitutional Rights?

If you have Id like you to just list one thing that he has/is doing to take our rights away.

prolonged detention...what about right to due process?/ Habeas Corpus ?

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 7:24 AM on May. 10, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It isn't just him. Congress is letting it happen and it has been happening for a few decades.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 7:34 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • And that's why we the people elected him for the "CHANGE" we believed in. He did say that he studied the Constitution and that he would protect our rights when he was in office...

    Maybe you are right, maybe it isn't just him, its just his signature(s).
    sugahmamma

    Comment by sugahmamma (original poster) at 7:42 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • They say anything they need to to get elected. No surprise here.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 8:15 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • Quick question. Will the next president, if it isn't Obama, be any different?
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 8:37 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • The most recent one I've heard was of the executive order he has signed giving the Secret Service the authority to arrest people who protest the President, making it a felony. My understanding of it was that it even includes people who only hold up signs as he passes. First Amdendment rights out the window!
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:49 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • Quick answer, Brawn: No! Considering laws like Patriot Act, suspension of habeus corpus, and other things OP is talking about were enacted between 2001 and 2008. Obama extended them and then went on to sign the NDAA which he put a signing statement in saying no US citizen will be detained without trial in his watch but signing statements are not law and will probably be rescinded with the next president. We started losing our constitutional rights a long time ago and it will continue.

    Okay not a quick answer. When talking points are parroted, I have to refute them or add more facts. This is not the type of question that can be vaguely answered because its a loaded question. This slowly taking away our rights is not a yes or no because it's been happening too long.

    Sometimes it is nice to distance myself from political parties and religion. No tunnel vision. No myopic point of view.
    Now I need some caffeine.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:55 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • I can trace it back to the Kennedy administration, Iz
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 9:01 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • Very true Brawn. So it's presumptuous to say that we are losing rights under this president only.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:09 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • Have we really been losing or have we been slowly allowing ourselves to give them away? For 'security' or for 'the greater good'? We have a constitutional republic, but too many of our own citizens do not realize that their elected officials (yes, even POTUS) works for THEM. Not the other way around. Too many people are willing to give government the power to take care of them when in reality they don't even know how to run themselves. Why would we trust people that don't even know the three branches of government or people that think Guam is going to capsize to make decisions for us? Seriously. I would love to know.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:27 AM on May. 10, 2012

  • Yes Quinn, we have been too complacent over the decades. What is the saying, "when people fear their government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty." Or the easy V for Vendetta quote "people should not fear their govergpnment. The government should fear their people."

    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:35 AM on May. 10, 2012

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