We’ve let them win with our lethargy….

We’ve let them win with our lethargy…

It’s astounding to me that these words came from the mouth of an American president:

“We can’t be so fixated on our desire
 to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans…”
– Bill Clinton
[William Jefferson Blythe III] (1946- ), 42nd US President
Source: March 1, 1993 during a press conference in Piscataway, NJ.

Ref: USA Today, 11 March 1993, page 2A 

We allow the Constitution to be trampled upon:

“It bothers me that the executive branch is taking the amazing position that just on the president’s say-so, any American citizen can be picked up, not just in Afghanistan, but at O’Hare Airport or on the streets of any city in this country, and locked up without access to a lawyer or court just because the government says he’s connected somehow with the Taliban or Al Qaeda. That’s not the American way. It’s not the constitutional way.”
– Laurence Tribe 
Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard University

Source: interview on ABC’s Nightline

What have we learned from 700 years of history?

“19 terrorists in 6 weeks have been able to command 300 million North Americans to do away with the entirety of their civil liberties that took 700 years to advance from the Magna Carta onward. The terrorists have already won the political and ideological war with one terrorist act. It is mindboggling that we are that weak as a society.” 
– Rocco Galati 
lawyer for the Canadian Islamic Congress
October, 2001

Source: http://www.canadianliberty.bc.ca/http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Rocco.Galati.Quote.D25D

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