Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Faisal Shahzad: The rights of a U.S. citizen

This morning on Fox and Friends, Brian was passionately arguing that the Times Square bomber should be treated as an enemy combatant.

Glenn Beck and Judge Andrew Napolitano, on the other hand, were arguing that he is a U.S. citizen and should be mirandized and given all the rights of a U.S. citizen.

Brian just did not seem to understand that if the government gets to decide when to apply the Constitution to U.S. citizens or not, we no longer have freedom.

Faisal Shahzad is a U.S. citizen and as much as we might like to see him interrogated at Gitmo, he must be given all the rights due to a U.S. citizen.

3 comments:

St.Lee said...

I aggree completely. However it does cause one to wonder if we as a nation should be a little more careful about who we grant citizenship to.

Dennis said...

Amen! Especially when they come from a religion which is--at its heart--fundamentally incomparable with the Bill of Rights. For example, ever since the time of Muhammad, freedom of speech and freedom of religion has been limited in Islam. In the world of Sharia, Muslims do not have the freedom of religion to change their religion, and no one would be given the freedom of speech to criticize Muhammad.

Norma said...

I agree. And those foreign terrorists at Gitmo should not get the benefits that citizens have.