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Monday, February 14, 2011

Officials Argue Constitutional Idea of Liberty Does Not Mean Physical Liberty


By Douglas V. Gibbs

The liberal left's assault on our constitutional liberties knows no bounds. It has now come to the point that the progressives are arguing that the constitutional idea of "liberty" doesn't actually mean "physical liberty."

Thomas E. LeQuire of Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC, stated in a brief: "Liberty does not mean physical liberty."

The opinion arose during a state appeals court case in a dispute that scolded sheriff's department officers in Cleveland, Tennessee for breaking state law regarding due process. The opinion also said, however, that at the same time the illegal actions actually did not violate the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of those rights.

The court's opinion essentially gives law enforcement a pass on following the law, as is the case in a police state.

According to World Net Daily, "This means the state of Tennessee can jail any law-abiding citizen against their will without violating the U.S. Constitution and without the citizen having recourse."

The argument is that liberty isn't liberty.

Hence, the danger of a giving the courts too much power. What we are seeing is the continuance of the journey of the judicial branch becoming too powerful, and tyrannical.

Granted, this opinion is in an inferior court, but the fact is the seed has been planted. Yet another attack on our freedom, as protected by the U.S. Constitution, is underway.

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Government argues 'liberty' doesn't mean 'physical liberty' - World Net Daily

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