Civil Liberties



"I'm confident that at the end of the day, Republicans and Democrats and Libertarians and vegetarians will vote for me."

-Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on MSNBC, July 8

"I'm not here to say that the government is always right, but when the government tells you to do something, I'm sure you would all agree that I think you all recognize that is something you need to do."

-Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) at a press conference on whether telecom companies deserve immunity from prosecution for their role in the government's warrantless wiretapping program, June 19

"The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it's this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it's a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says, 'Look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don't get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and health care, so be it.' "

-Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, interviewed by The Huffington Post, May 26