Quote of the Day
For fighting the war on terror, the Democrats just follow a simple philosophy: just say no. When it comes to listening to the terrorists, what's the Democrats' answer? It's just say no. When it comes to detaining terrorists, what is the Democrats' answer? Just say no.
President George W. Bush
It's about not giving the President unlimited powers to trample over civil liberties. Not being nicer to terrorists. Benjamin Franklin said, "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." He was fully aware of the dangers of the executive branch becoming to powerful. The White House wouldn't have kept their wiretapping deals with phone companies and prisons secret if they didn't know they weren't illegal. Maher Arar was detained by the United States. Sent to Syria and tortured. It turns out they had the wrong guy. Canadian RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli has publicly apologized for Arar's detention. The White House refuses to comment on Arar. This is why Democrats are against giving Bush too much power.