Mitt Romney (via Sullivan):
"Our most basic civil liberty is the right to be kept alive."
In other words, "You have no civil liberties if you are dead." In other words, screw the Constitution -- the scary evildoers are going to kill us!
This is the chief rationale behind the Bush Republican war on the Constitution, and possibly the most dangerous attitude in American politics since McCarthyism and the Alien & Sedition Acts.