This is a distinction without a difference. Herbert is obviously using "democracy" as shorthand for our form of government, as am I. Next objection?
Originally Posted by utahjazzno12fan
Moreover, tell the tens of thousands of Americans that the federal government and mega-corporation telecoms combined to illegally wiretap that their 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable searches "cannot be taken away." Tell US citizens like Jose Padilla who were held without charges for years at a time that their 6th Amendment rights against imprisonment without just cause, and to a speedy trial "cannot be taken away". Tell US citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki, who has been placed on a targeted assassination list without any kind of due process that his 5th/14th Amendment due process rights cannot be taken away from him.
Last edited by Labgrownmangoat; 02-14-2011 at 12:14 PM.
“If we sacrifice our values because we’re afraid, we don’t care about those values very much" -- Edward Snowden