Judge Napolitano Says the Bill of Rights Protections Are for Terrorists Too

Soon after word came out Monday that someone had detonated a bomb in a pedestrian tunnel of the New York City subway system, people were saying the alleged bomber should not be afforded respect for his constitutional rights and should be shipped off to the United States military’s Guantanamo prison in Cuba. Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano, however, argues in a new video commentary that it is important that the US government respect alleged bomber Akayed Ullah’s rights guaranteed under the US Constitution – including rights to be represented by a lawyer and to have a jury trial.

“We have hired a government to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution,” says Napolitano. “If it begins cutting corners for people it hates and fears,” he asks, “what will stop it from cutting corners for the rest of us?”

Watch Napolitano’s video commentary here:

Napolitano, who is a member of the Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board, wrote in more detail about the matter in a Wednesday editorial.

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

  • The only man at Fox News who doesn’t have a table reserved in the ninth circle of Hell.

    • supremeborg

      I am still holding out hope he may run for President in 2020, but, I can fully understand how he might not want to be President.

  • BrotherJonah

    There are Anglo-“christian” terrorist like Adam Purington and James Alex Fields Jr and quite a few Trump disciples who would benefit from the soul-cleansing unofficial exorcisms for which Gitmo is justly famed… but the “anglo” and “christian” head up their title so never mind. Then there’s ‘man who would be king’ Erik, Prince of Blackwater, but then, again, there’s that Anglo and Christian keys to the Get out of jail free cards depository strategicly kept at the back door of the Capitol and the Pentagon and don’t get me started on the WhiteMakesRight House.

    Guess you have to possess dark skin and an accent to be considered a terrorist. No White Allowed.