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August 05, 2004

Approaching Constitutional Crisis « Politics As Usual »

We've got a problem.

Two leaders of a mosque in Albany, NY, are also terrorists plotting to shoot down an aircraft in the United States. Maybe it's not as big of a problem as I assume, since the arrest warrants were executed at the mosque itself...

...but the problem I see here is that in Iraq, terrorists use mosques as places to store weapons. Policies based on political correctness and "cultural sensitivity" dictated that we leave mosques alone, and our opponents quickly took advantage of that. Is there any reason to believe they won't try to exploit our own Constitution against us?

Is there any reason to believe the ACLU and non- liberal news media won't do everything they can to help them get away with it?

Posted by Nathan at 07:51 AM | Comments (4)

Well, since arrest warrants have already been executed, I don't see how we're lacking progress. I really don't think (atleast in regards to this instance) the ACLU will do anything.

Posted by: Jo at August 5, 2004 08:15 AM

Because these were just arrest warrants, not search warrants.
When terrorists start (assuming they haven't already) storing bomb-making materials and other weapons at mosques, I'm thinking this get messy.

But I'm not a lawyer, I could be seeing potential problems where there are none.

Posted by: Nathan at August 5, 2004 08:25 AM

If there's a search warrant that has been issued, chances are it has been authorized by a federal court judge, in which case the ACLU probably wouldn't bat an eye. If it is one of those weird situations where a justice has not signed off (I have been told this happens in some FBI scenarios) it might become an issue.

Honestly, I do understand the need to be vigilant in the fight against terror. But I also wonder at what cost...I am one of these people who cherishes our civil liberties...and YES, that absolutely includes the right to keep and bear arms. If our liberties erode in the name of "fighting terrorism", I think it would be awful. America is the beacon that it is because of our freedoms...we can't exchange our freedom for fear.

Not saying that's the case...but I have long worried that it might become such.

Posted by: Jo at August 5, 2004 09:41 AM

I live near there and it's kind of hard to believe...

Posted by: Todd Johnson at August 8, 2004 09:58 AM
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