Fascism is Alive & Well in the Senate
- You are guilty until we tell you different. - Using terrorism as the excuse, two Democrat Senators want to abolish the Bill of Rights and take away your right to a weapon and even your right to a trial.
- Under their Fascist ideas the all-powerful state merely has to claim that you are "under suspicion" of a crime to have your rights taken away.
- The question of the day is, will the GOP cave yet again on our rights in the name of security?
(Washington Examiner) - Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Thursday it's "ridiculous" to argue that people's Fifth Amendment rights would be violated by legislation barring suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms, and said that argument is a "red herring."
A shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which claimed the lives of 49 people plus the shooter, has renewed support in Congress for legislation that would bar people who appear on the government's terrorist watch list from purchasing a firearm. The watch list is a secretive database established in 2003 under the Bush administration, and includes people suspected, but not convicted, of terrorism.
Opponents of the proposal, including the NRA, argue the measure could violate the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which requires "due process of law," and says no one can be held to answer for a crime "unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury."
Such concerns, according to Murphy, are "ridiculous."
Murphy is not alone in downplaying concerns over whether the proposed legislation could mean due process goes by the wayside.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., complained Thursday morning that due process is "killing us."
"The problem we have, and really the firewall we have right now, is due process. It's all due process," he said Thursday on MSNBC.
"[C]an't we say that if a person is under suspicion, there should be a five-year period of time that we have to see if good behavior, if this person continues the same traits, maybe we can come to that type of agreement?" he asked. "But due process is what's killing us right now."Read More . . . .