Would you want a VP or President who believed: First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully. That the federal government can send troops to burst into the homes of American citizens without a search warrant, despite the Fourth Amendment's protection against such unreasonable searches. That believes that the federal government has the right to arrest an American citizen on American soil and hold him in prison without charges. That believes that the federal government can listen in on your phone conversations without a court order. That believes that the federal government can commit torture, despite laws and treaties making torture a crime. Guess what? We already have had a VP who embraced these authoritarian and totalitarian ideals. More has come out about Dick Cheney. More HERE. I have no doubt some will embrace such unAmerican positions, but to me this was a grave threat to the liberty our brave military personnel have fought and often died to preserve. This is also not meant to trigger a partisan fight. Any freedom loving American should be appaled by this.