Comment: Let's take another look at what he said:

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Let's take another look at what he said:

"Fighting terrorism and capturing terrorists must be done while preserving our constitutional protections. This was demonstrated last week in Boston."

"This" is clearly referring to 'preserving our constitutional protections... while fighting terrorism and capturing terrorists.'

If Rand MEANT to say that the NEED was demonstrated, he didn't say so.

I'll agree if he meant the 'need' was demonstrated, rather than the 'preserving,' he used very poor phrasing. In fact, I'd say he fell grammatically on his face in the attempt.

I can read quite well.