Lets come back to the issue that seems to be so confusing here. Congressman Paul talked about crime
. Newt Gingrich is right. There are different categories here. There is crime
, and there are rights that are afforded to American citizens, under our constitution, and those who are accused of crime
. Then there is war
, and the tool of war being used today in America and around the world is terror
. There is a different body of law that relates to war. And for those that understand the difference between the two, they recognize that we need tools when war is waged domestically to assure that as President of the United States, you can fulfill your first responsibility, which is to protect the life, liberty, and property of American citizens, and defend them from foes domestic and foreign. And that means yes, we'll use the constitution and criminal law for those people who commit crimes. But
those who commit war, and attack the United States, and pursue treason of various kinds, we will use instead a very different form of law, which is the law that is afforded to those who are fighting America.