December 7, 2011
In the video below, we get a better idea of what the GOP front-runner thinks of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
During a question and answer session at a C-Span “Book Revue” in Huntington, New York, Gingrich said he would allow the FBI to violate the Fourth Amendment and permit it to aggressively trash the civil liberties of Americans the government designates as terrorists.
He does not bother to mention the fact the FBI now manufactures its own self-serving terrorism cases by using a legion of informers who prey on the mentally deranged and socially maladjusted. Virtually all of the high-profile domestic terror plots of the last decade were set-up by the FBI. Newt would give the agency a blank check to produce even more frame-ups.
During his answer to a question about terrorism, Gingrich also said the government should occasionally allow a terror attack in order to remind the American people there is still a war on terror and officially designated terrorists.
In addition to advocating constitutional relativism, Gingrich recently stated that he does not consider the practice of waterboarding to be torture. During the Fox News GOP “debate” in South Carolina on November 29, Gingrich said torture is acceptable so long as it is performed at the direction of the president and not done “capriciously.”
In other words, according to Newt, the president is above the law and should be able to violate the Constitution at his discretion.
Gingrich is the perfect war on terror – and subsequently a war on the Constitution – candidate. It is amazing he is actually the GOP front-runner when he should be working at a neocon foundation think-tank cranking out white papers frothing over largely imaginary terrorists. In the video, he basically admits this – there are no jihadist terrorists operating in the United States and that is why we have not been attacked since September 11, 2011.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:45 am