What seems important to him is felling that it is "the right thing to do."
“It’s the right thing to do,” Obama replied. “This is where the national registry becomes so important, because what you have is individual states — they may have a database, but if they’re not sharing it with the state next door, you’ve got a guy from Illinois driving over into Indiana, and they’re not talking to each other.”
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I am a firm believer that once a person has been convicted of a crime? They forfeit certain rights to protection under the constitution, but not when they have simply been arrested and charged. And there is a difference between being arrested or charged with a crime and being convicted of a crime.
My real problem is when those like Obama want to eliminate the presumption of innocence and replace it and a myriad of other things that they disagree with, with their own presumptions of what is right and wrong for society.
Dictators always begin by attempting to convey their love and benevolence for the people they intend to enslave.