“If the president thinks you are a terrorist, let him present charges and evidence to a judge,” Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle said in a statement Friday. “He has no authority to lock you up without any judicial review, just because he and Congress believe he should have unlimited power. That is the kind of power held by tyrants in totalitarian regimes. It has no place in the United States.”
This is the same bill as we noted in our last post. Rand Paul wasn’t able to kill the full thing, but he killed one of the nastier amendments in it, which would have allowed the U.S. to hold detainees even after they had been acquitted in a court of law.
“I believe that Mitt Romney represents the one percent and I believe that Newt Gingrich is the lobbyist for the one percent.”—GOP presidential candidate and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer (via think-progress)