The US Supreme Court recently affirmed a fundamental constitutional right — in this case, the right of a detainee to challenge the government’s grounds for confining him.
Senator McCain responded by saying: “The United States Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.”
As the People for the American Way have asked: “Is this…
worse than locking thousands of Americans in internment camps because they had Japanese ancestry? (Korematsu v. United States — 1944)
…worse than forcing African Americans to sit at the back of the bus? (Plessy v. Ferguson — 1896)
…worse than slavery? (Dred Scott v. Sanford — 1857)
Epicurus, who seems to have loathed the repressive Greek regimes of his day and enjoined his followers to avoid politics and stay in their literal and metaphorical gardens, would probably say that comments like this were typical of modern politicians. who are terrified of their own shadows and have forgotten what Western democracy used to stand for : the rule of law. Is there anyone out there who opposes the Supreme Court ruling, aside from Senator McCain?
Let’s hear from you!