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Lindsey Graham: Screw The Constitution

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) – that fiscally liberal, war-mongering neocon whore who attacked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul last month (and again this month) for having the audacity to stand up for individual liberty – is at it again.

Graham’s latest?

Arguing that the U.S. Constitution shouldn’t apply in the (potential) prosecution of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Take a look here …

And here …

“They were radicalized somewhere, somehow,” Graham told Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post. “Regardless of whether they are international or ‘homegrown,’ this is Exhibit A of why the homeland is the battlefield.”

Translation? The American criminal justice system – at least insofar as Graham is concerned – isn’t worth the paper the U.S. Bill of Rights was printed on.

Say what you want about 19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev – the subject of the ongoing Boston manhunt – but he is an American citizen (as of last September).

That means whether we like it or not (or whether he deserves it or not), he has the right to remain silent, to have an attorney present with him during questioning and to have an attorney appointed to represent him in the event he cannot afford one. And that’s just the first layer of due process provided to American citizens.

It also means Graham and his buddies can’t waterboard him …

As we’ve noted previously, we have no problem with the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” as part of an effort to obtain intelligence from enemy combattants. But not Civus Americanus. Never Civus Americancus. If they can do it to Dzhokar Tsaraev over the Boston bombing, they can do it to you over anything …

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