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Thoughts on Senator McCain saying indefinite detention without trial or recourse

  1. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Thoughts on Senator McCain saying indefinite detention without trial or recourse is a good thing?

    After Senator Rand Paul's recent filibuster, Senator McCain derided his fellow Republican, making Paul's protection of the Constitution seem "insulting."

    In a recent interview, Senator Paul revealed that Senator McCain said that indefinite detention of Americans without trial or recourse to appeal is a good thing, if they are accused of being enemy combatants.

    The problem is, who gets to accuse? And if you are ever wrongly accused, wouldn't you like to stop McCain and his kind from trashing the Constitution? Wouldn't you like to restore habeas corpus, like Obama promised he would?


  2. bn9900 profile image78
    bn9900posted 5 years ago

    Obama has been out to destroy this country from day one.  I believe that anything he says will do more harm, and this just proves my point.  If you are accused, you must have done something to get on the radar, even before 9/11 there were things you just didn't say like "there's a bomb on this plane"  and now Obama wants to let these people go?   Old is just a socialist Democrat who hates people who actually served in our military and then came back and is still serving our country, As for Obama, he knows nothing of our constitution either, he's bound and determined to destroy it, and he doing a great job of that.

    1. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm afraid you may be right. Obama certainly didn't deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace. And then he attacked Libya which did nothing to America. Sweet lies. And to think I voted for him! Yuck!

    2. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's comical to think that this is Obama's doing.9/11 was the doing, and it's been planned long before that. Did you speak up then, after 9/11? That would have been the time...or were you rah rah USA?YOUR refusal to take responsibilty is the problem!

    3. bn9900 profile image78
      bn9900posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lone77star, thank you for admitting your mistake, not many Obama voters would admit they were wrong.

  3. poetvix profile image70
    poetvixposted 5 years ago

    McCain sold out, plain and simple.  He's throwing his support behind where he thinks the power lies.  That is not with the Constitution of our great land he swore to defend by the way, regardless of the fact that he did fight decades earlier.  If he were truly fighting for freedom and the American way back in the day, how the heck can he support this slap in the face of personal liberty, hell basic human freedom, now?  Is he getting a touch of senile dementia?  Perhaps, he's just another example of power corrupting.  Is it greed?  Ultimately, it matters not.  We now know he's not on the side of what is truly America, her people.

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think you're wrong...McCain has the moral ground here...the rest of you don't! McCain supported this policy when Bush did it too.Of course he would support it now. How about you? Were you Ok when Bush suspended habeus after 9/11?Or just now?

    2. poetvix profile image70
      poetvixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @ lovemychris - Just for the record, I was NOT Ok with it then and I am NOT Ok with it now.  Bush, Obama, McCain, whoever, they are not the issue.  The attacks on liberty via the assaults on the Constitution are, regardless of who perpetrates them.

  4. LandmarkWealth profile image79
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    I personally an not in favor of indefinite detention.  However, I favor enemy combatants that are detained in the course of a military action...aka terrorists detained at GITMO to be given a military trial as this was declared a military matter. We didn't parade the Nazi's into Manhattan Federal court.  It would have been even more of a kangaroo court, as the civilian judicial system ( The state Judge, Federal Judge or jury system) is not familiar with the rules and procedures of a military engagement.  People are not read their rights on the field of combat.  But I agree, that holding people indefinitely is a serious problem.  This is a matter that should be addressed in a military court.

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    Etta33posted 5 years ago

    I didn't vote for Obama and I wasn't happy about McCain either in 2008. Romney seemed better, at least he knows business. McCain is a sell out. It is no longer a Republican/Democrat issue. It is now a line in the sand between American Patriots and socialism. I could honestly care less anymore whether someone is Republican or Democrat. What matters to me is who is going to stand up for the people of the United States. The constitution is there for We the People as protection against a tyrannical government. I have actually been called racist because I do not like Obama. But I don't like Biden, Pelosi, Graham, McCain, etc. etc. etc. They are all white and a mixture of Republican and Democrat. No one has the right or authority to kill an American without due process of law. And who decides what the definition of an enemy combatant is? That might be a very slippery slope and you might be all for it until it is against you or someone you care about. But at that point, it would be too late to do anything about it. Our system is broken. Our government has gone rogue and too many refuse to open their eyes to what is going on.The facts are right in front of us and only so many excuses can be made before there isn't an excuse left to give.