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15. Yes, Obama is a Constitutional Scholar...
Edited on Sun Jan-20-08 02:35 AM by TwoSparkles
I'll address the concerns that you mentioned, first:

I've heard Obama mention that he is totally against illegal wiretaps. He says
they will end under his watch. Obama is a major privacy advocate. He's also against
giving immunity to the telecommunications companies that helped Bush spy on Americans.
Another related issue that Obama constantly talks about is the need for more transparency,
and less secrecy in government. He lays out a plan to make government more transparent.
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9845595-7.html


Obama has repeatedly said that he wants Guantanamo closed.
http://216.109.125.130/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=Obama+gu...

Obama said this about torture (as reported by The Hill), "White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Thursday condemned the CIAs use of brutal interrogation techniques and said the Bush administrations reported authorization of such methods is an outrageous betrayal of our core values, and a grave danger to our security.

Furthermore, your core issues obviously revolve around our rights as Americans--Constitutional and civil. Our eroding
rights is my #1 concern and that concern is the reason why I support Obama.

Remember how Bush and Gonzales decided that we didn't need Habeas Corpus anymore? This is a major issue with
Obama and he plans to roll back all rhetoric and policies that take "the great writ" away from the American
people. He repeatedly talks about this in speeches.

Obama is a Constitutional Scholar. He taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago for nearly a decade.
Isn't that amazing? Kucinich carries around a pocket Constitution; Obama has encyclopedic knowledge of The
Constitution in his head. He spent years teaching law students about the sanctity of our Constitution. He respects
what our Founding Fathers created and will run his Presidency upholding it.

Obama also speaks out against Bush's "Unitary Executive" philosophy. Obama doesn't plan on playing that game.
He has respect for the delineations between Executive, Legislative and Judicial.

If you care about the Constitution, your civil rights, transparent government and having a President who will
not capitalize on the Bush power grabs---Obama is a very appealing candidate.


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  -Is Obama promising to enforce the Constitution? JDPriestly  Jan-20-08 02:05 AM   #0 
  - Nope. The 2 $100million candidates are mum and mute on these subjects, sadly. nt  Impeachment_Monkey   Jan-20-08 02:12 AM   #1 
  - Maybe if you tried to listen to Obama's campaign speech...  mckeown1128   Jan-20-08 07:40 AM   #29 
     - I've listened to quite a bit of Obama, but somehow missed that  Impeachment_Monkey   Jan-20-08 03:04 PM   #31 
  - No, but you will have plenty of Hope and Change. nt  Bluebear   Jan-20-08 02:14 AM   #2 
  - your a real pice of work  Egnever   Jan-20-08 02:17 AM   #3 
  - Darn it!  TwoSparkles   Jan-20-08 02:38 AM   #17 
     - Edwards . . .  Bluebear   Jan-20-08 07:35 AM   #27 
     - why in (((HELL)) would a gay person support Obama??  jonnyblitz   Jan-20-08 07:38 AM   #28 
        - maybe cause he has been passing legislation that helps Gays his entire career?  Egnever   Jan-20-08 03:19 PM   #33 
  - Every stump speech  sandnsea   Jan-20-08 02:18 AM   #4 
  - No, and the Hill-bama bunch don't seem to care much.  Jamastiene   Jan-20-08 02:18 AM   #5 
  - Sadly you are completely misinformed  Egnever   Jan-20-08 02:26 AM   #11 
  - You need to take a chill pill....  FrenchieCat   Jan-20-08 02:27 AM   #12 
     - Funny, I posted the same exact thing in both threads  Jamastiene   Jan-20-08 03:16 AM   #19 
        - Yes it speaks volumes about your hatred and devisivenss  Egnever   Jan-20-08 03:58 AM   #22 
  - Obama has promised to end illegal wiretapping  Egnever   Jan-20-08 02:19 AM   #6 
  - Here....Obama, the constitutional scholar, and Former Prez of the Harvard Law Review.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-20-08 02:23 AM   #7 
  - That floor speech is so good!  Egnever   Jan-20-08 02:38 AM   #16 
     - Did you happen to hear his in-depth interview with the SF Chronicle?  FrenchieCat   Jan-20-08 02:43 AM   #18 
        - distractor?  Jamastiene   Jan-20-08 03:18 AM   #20 
           - distractor  FrenchieCat   Jan-20-08 03:21 AM   #21 
  - Will close guantanamo  Egnever   Jan-20-08 02:23 AM   #8 
  - Yes/Yes/Yes  zulchzulu   Jan-20-08 02:24 AM   #9 
  - Will end torture  Egnever   Jan-20-08 02:25 AM   #10 
  - Thanks for the answers.  JDPriestly   Jan-20-08 02:28 AM   #13 
  - Is the only constitutional scholar in the race!  Egnever   Jan-20-08 02:30 AM   #14 
  - Yes, Obama is a Constitutional Scholar...  TwoSparkles   Jan-20-08 02:34 AM   #15 
  - kick  cali   Jan-20-08 06:15 AM   #23 
  - Progressive groups give Hillary a higher score than Obama on Human Rights & Civil Liberties.  Perry Logan   Jan-20-08 06:30 AM   #24 
  - Right, the Bill and Hill Foundation for Progressive Clintonism.  dailykoff   Jan-20-08 06:46 AM   #26 
  - Yes, and maybe you should try listening to what he says  dailykoff   Jan-20-08 06:44 AM   #25 
  - Obama has been talking about this ever since he got in the race.  Connie_Corleone   Jan-20-08 07:55 AM   #30 
  - Yes to all three. They are regular mentions in his campaign speeches.  hnmnf   Jan-20-08 03:09 PM   #32 
 

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