Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama is Not For Civil Liberties

Most conservative Christians rightfully quote the first, second, and fourteenth amendments in objection to overbearing and unjust policies of government. But what about the fourth and fifth amendments?

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution reads:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution reads:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Since President Bush did everything he could to destroy our civil liberties, we are now in even more danger from having our rights taken away from us with the more emboldened Mr. Obama (illegitimately) in office. In the name of the “War on Terror” Bush has bequeathed the legal tools Obama needed to put Christians in jail and physically abuse them, in addition to the more traditional ways that liberals trample on our rights.

Everybody is complaining about Janet Napolitano, but she would not be the Secretary of the Department Homeland Security if hadn’t been for Bush. As reward for his loyalty to the Republican Party above the Constitution, the Bush creation of the DHS in November of 2002 was a political pat on the back for the pro-abortion, pro-gun control Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. (May God grant Pat Toomey a victory over Ridge in the race for the Senate!) While taking away our guns, telling us seal our houses with plastic and keep bottles of water with bleach in it for drinking water in case of a terrorist attack, Tom Ridge didn’t make the “homeland” any more secure.

And what’s this? Obama is reversing himself on releasing photos of the Abu Ghraib abuse! Obama is even standing up to the ACLU on this one! (Even a broken clock is right twice a day, but not Obama!)

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