Senator Lindsey Graham has said we should not read the Marathon bomber suspect his Miranda rights.
When did the U.S. justice system become incompetent to deal with radical’s cases? We’ve put away very dangerous people for our entire history. We’ve done it for the first World Trade Center bombing, and the underwear bomber.
But Sen. Graham thinks our system cannot handle it. He thinks the U.S. courts are inferior to those of other countries, who try terrorists in their court system. He thinks our constitution incapable of the basic task of bringing the most dangerous people to justice.
If he believes the constitution is only sometimes useful, that we can’t rely on the United States system for our justice, that seems deeply unpatriotic. We have a system that is uniquely structured around a set of natural rights, and the Miranda warning is part and parcel of that. Apparently Sen. Graham doesn’t believe in the fundamental basis of our rights.
[Edited to add in the link to the article in the Guardian]