Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Presidential Candidates & Civil Liberties
Civil liberties issues tend to be ignored in Presidential campaigns. This article is an exception. Most candidates have very little say except vaguely mouthing support. It is difficult to figure out where our two Presidential candidates stand. However, it is fairly obvious that Obama is not a supporter of the individual rights approach to the Second Amendment announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 in D.C. v. Heller (e.g., "Bittergate," appointment of Sotomayor to Supreme Court). It is somewhat puzzling, and disturbing to some, that Romney chose Robert Bork to head his "Justice Advisory Committee." In this age of anti-terrorism, cyber-snooping, and mass murder, it is not looking good for civil liberties in the U.S.-- no matter who is in the White House.