March 4, 2008
Obama: Arab-American Families Being Rounded Up?
"If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." - Senator Barack ObamaIn a televised twelve-second campaign spot aired in Texas, Senator Obama gives a stirring speech to a standing ovation. It is the predictable litany of American faults he will miraculously correct: literacy, expensive prescription drugs and insufficient civil liberties. However, he seems particularly concerned for Arab-Americans. "If there is an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties." This was an astonishing statement, an infuriating statement and a statement that speaks volumes to Obama's ideology.Arab-American families being rounded up would not only threaten all our civil liberties, it would raise such a universal...(Read Full Article)