From President Wilson's round up of foreign-born "radicals" during the Palmer Raids to President Roosevelt's internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to the Cold War's loyalty oaths to countless measures introduced in the wake of Sept. 11...None of these measures was necessary, but all violated civil liberties.
Accountability for Torture
When he first took office, President Obama made two related pronouncements: (1) America will not engage in torture (who would have thought that an American President would one day feel... Read More
Throughout our country's history, national security has regularly been used as a pretext for massive violations of individual rights. In the name of national security, President Jefferson countenanced internment camps... Read More