Let’s face it, Joe Lieberman owns this series of Olbermann-style Worst Person posts. And he keeps getting worser.
In arguing against the reading of Miranda rights to terrorism suspects or affording them other constitutional protections, opponents of civil liberties run up against a powerful argument when dealing with American citizens.
Joe Lieberman has a creative solution: Take away their citizenship. “If you’ve joined an enemy of the United States in attacking the United States and trying to kill Americans, I think you should sacrifice your rights of citizenship,” Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, told reporters Tuesday.
Then maybe we could expand that to all criminals. Eventually, we won’t need Amendments Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight. Repeal!