DailyPaul covering 5th Ammendment.Submitted by snakepit22 on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 13:34
Are we warriors for liberty here?
I was appalled to read the news today that our government has passed a resolution claiming that it has the power to compel an individual to incriminate herself. They have decided that by virtue of the fact that she had spoken before, that constitutes her "waiving" her Fifth Amendment rights.
I was appalled at this obvious attack on our civil liberties, but not quite as appalled as I am about the fact that I haven't seen anyone else even mention this.
Here at the Daily Paul, the fortress of solitude for the liberty movement, this attack on liberty seems to be taking a back seat to discussions of gay bikers and bestiality.
The only way to waive your 5th Amendment right is to start talking. If you would like to discontinue your talking at any point, you still have that right. The public is being tricked into validating a legal argument against the 5th Amendment because the case involves a woman who is almost universally disliked at this point.
Let me ask you all to remember however, these rights aren't subject to our opinion of those claiming them. Whether Lois Lerner is guilty or not, her right to remain silent is just as important to you as it is to her, and an attack on that right cannot be tolerated, especially in a place like the DailyPaul, that is of course, if the DailyPaul is still a place where people come to learn about, respect, and fight for liberty.