Retired General Wesley Clark, a former presidential candidate for the Democrat party and the past supreme allied commander of NATO, was a vocal critic of George W. Bush’s response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; saying that Bush overreacted in a way that violated the civil liberties of everyday Americans.
Constitutional rights? That was so yesterday. In a recent interview on MSNBC, Clark called for the use of domestic internment camps—like the ones used for Japanese Americans during World War II—to be used to round-up Americans who are disloyal, and potentially disloyal, to the state.
You read that right. Clark isn’t only calling for incarceration of those who commit acts of terrorism and violence, he’s calling for rounding up even those who might commit them:
“We have got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We’ve got to cut this off at the beginning.”
Obviously, those who commit or conspire to commit acts of violence should be arrested and prosecuted. But sending Americans to internment camps simply because of something they might do is beyond scary; particularly when you consider the fact that the Obama administration has labeled patriotic groups such as the T.E.A. Party and evangelical Christians as “terrorists” and “radicals.”
Besides these obvious constitutional concerns, we need to ask this question: who would decide on the people sent to these camps? During World War II—which is the model used by Clark—that person was President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
So, if liberals like Clark succeed with their plans, we could have the numerous F.E.M.A. camps that have sprung up across America over the past few years open for business and filled to the brim with anyone Obama considers a domestic terrorist.
To quote Gen. Clark once again:
“If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right, and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”
As my regular readers know, I have been one of the many voices crying out in the wilderness about how dangerously close we are to seeing our constitutional rights voided by a Nazi-esque federal government. We need to dedicate ourselves to fighting to our last breath to protect our liberties enshrined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.