Cross-posted at the ACLU Blog of Rights.
The media coverage of the presidential campaign has devolved into daily obsessions with the latest gaffes and attack ads. The debates are stale stump speeches where our founding document is largely ignored. Watching it unfold, it’s easy to forget the candidates are competing to take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. (If they can dig it out off Cheney’s paper shredder.)
The candidates have one more chance to take on torture, wiretapping, or voting rights at tonight’s last presidential debate.
The latest Civil Discourse strip takes place in an alternate universe—one where Civil Liberties trump sound bytes and the "Constitution Debate" is moderated by a certain friend of the ACLU.