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Colbert Eviscerates Administration Flouting the Constitution: "Due Process is a Process That You Do!"

 
 
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Stephen Colbert has been one of the staunchest defenders of civil liberties in public life--using humor, of course.

His "the Word" segment on "due process" last night was a killer (pun intended.)

Colbert made mincemeat out of Attorney General Eric Holder's bizzarre assertion that "due process" didn't mean "judicial process" but simply a decision by the executive branch. 

"Trial by jury, trial by fire, rock, paper, scissors, who cares! Due process just means there is a process you do!" said Colbert, his voice dripping with irony. "The current process is the President meets with his advisors and decides whom he should kill--and then he kills them."

 Watching this will leave you angry-righteously so.

 

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at March 7, 2012, 3:53am