I've been reading quite a few blogs that think the recent Supreme Court decision granting Habeas to the Gitmo detainees is soft on terrorism. "Terrorists have no rights!"
As far as "Terrorists have no rights", I would tend to almost agree--once they are properly convicted and appeals have been exhausted.
Imagine if Obama is elected, and manages to push a new Assault Weapons ban through, except this time it is a total ban. He issues a statement that possession of an assault weapon is not just a crime, it is incontrovertible evidence that the possessor is a terrorist. Anyone the federal government finds with an assault weapon is hauled off to Gitmo until we are done with the War on Terror.
Obviously unconstitutional. Except enemy combatants don't have the right to challenge their status as enemy combatants...
Too often I see people supporting expansion of power, based on trust that the current leaders will only use it for good. They forget that our leadership changes, and it is very likely that their political enemies are likely to exercise this power.