Please take the time to watch the whole video, as Ms. Maddow actually seems to be coming down from her koolaid high and has nailed all of the salient points. How many more times will I have to say “he’s a fascist dictator in the making” before everybody starts shaking off the socialist, marxist, and communist labels?
Read for yourself:
President Obama’s proposal for a new legal system in which terrorism suspects could be held in “prolonged detention” inside the United States without trial would be a departure from the way this country sees itself, as a place where people in the grip of the government either face criminal charges or walk free.
Still, the concept of preventive detention is at the very boundary of American law, and legal experts say any new plan for the imprisonment of terrorism suspects without trial would seem inevitably bound for the Supreme Court.
Mr. Obama has so far provided few details of his proposed system beyond saying it would be subject to oversight by Congress and the courts. Whether it would be constitutional, several of the legal experts said in interviews, would most likely depend on the fairness of any such review procedures.
Ultimately, they suggested, the question of constitutionality would involve a national look in the mirror: Is this what America does?
Make sure to go read the rest at the link above…
(H/T to the Madman)