“I want to make formal objection to the ‘crazy bastards’ standard.
I don’t really think that if we’re going to have a crazy bastard standard that we shouldn’t have a right to trial by jury, because if we’re going to lock up all the crazy bastards, for goodness sakes, would you not want, if you’re a crazy bastard, to have a right to trial by jury?
I think this is a very serious debate and should not be made frivolous. [Habeas corpus] is an ancient right that we have defended for 800 years, for goodness sakes. To say that habeas is due process is absurd. It’s the beginning of due process. if you don’t have a right to trial by jury, you do not have due process. You do not have a Constitution. What are you fighting against and for if you throw the Constitution out?”
— Rand Paul, arguing against the generally horrible Lindsey Graham, warhawk extraordinaire, who maintained that Guantanamo Bay should stay open forever because “crazy bastards” don’t deserve any rights.