McCain Says SCOTUS Decision is Worse Ever

I got an email from People For The American Way yesterday.    It seems John McCain has done it again:

 Dear Sheila,

I know I already e-mailed you once today with my weekly note, but I HAD TO share with you what McCain just said about yesterday’s Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutional right of habeas corpus.
Here’s McCain, in his own words, proving exactly how out of touch he really is:
 “The United States Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.” *


Yesterday’s powerful decision by the Court (a decision Americans should be proud of) affirmed a fundamental constitutional right — in this case, the right of a detainee to challenge the government’s grounds for confining him. What does McCain think is so bad about that?
Does he think protecting the right to be heard in court is…

  • …worse than locking thousands of Americans in internment camps because they had Japanese ancestry? (Korematsu v. United States  — 1944)
  • …worse than forcing African Americans to sit at the back of the bus? (Plessy v. Ferguson — 1896)
  • …worse than slavery? (Dred Scott v. Sanford — 1857)

Really, Senator McCain?
















~ by kstreet67 on June 15, 2008.

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