There are a couple of things we should all know about VP Biden.
In 1995 (six *years* prior to the 9/11 attacks) he was instrumental in drafting what became known as the USA "PATRIOT" Act. The bill at the time was called the "Omnibus Antiterrorism Bill of 1995", (HR 896) and is virtually identical to the Constitution-busting Patriot Act of 2001, which unfortunately for America, was passed by Congress without anybody readings its often treacherous, anti-American content.
Here's Biden's bill, or just a part of it, in summary:
The legislation would:
(a). authorize the Justice Department to pick and choose crimes to investigate and prosecute based on political beliefs and associations;
(b). repeal the ancient provision (Posse Comitatus) barring the U.S. military from civilian law enforcement;
(c). expand a pre-trial detention scheme that puts the burden of proof on the accused;
(d). loosen the carefully-crafted rules governing federal wiretaps, in violation of the Fourth Amendment;
(e). establish special courts that would use secret evidence to order the deportation of persons convicted of no crimes, in violation of basic principles of due process;
(f). permit permanent detention by the Attorney General of aliens convicted of no crimes, with no judicial review;
(g). give the President unreviewable power to criminalize fund-raising for lawful activities associated with unpopular causes;
(h). renege on the Administration’s approval in the last Congress of a provision to insure that the FBI would not investigate based on First Amendment activities; and
(i). resurrect the discredited ideological visa denial provisions of the McCarran Walter Act to bar foreign speakers.
One might wonder why Joe Biden would be so keen to draft such extremist legislation when terrorism in the United States was at the time such a rare event? When challenged about this, he claimed it was in response to the Oklahoma City bombing. However, Biden's bill was introduced into Congress on February 10, 1995, over two months *prior* to the OKC attack, which was on April 19, 2005.
Biden in flagrant violation of his oath when taking office as a Senator: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God".
Biden supported Patriot Acts I and II. He also supported that horrendous part of the NDAA which calls for indefinite detention of any US citizen *without trial*, in gross violation of everything this country stands for, every international treaty, and virtually every notion of civilized conduct one can think of. Biden also supported the equally dictatorial and treasonous HR 347, which makes it illegal to protest the actions of any government official with Secret Service protection (whores not included). Protestors can now be punished with up to 10 years in jail for holding up a sign that the powers-that-be deem as in contravention of said law. Our Rep. Lois Capps also supported these draconian, totalitarian laws, similarly in gross violation of her oath of office.
Is defending the Constitution of the United States equivalent to "attacking and dismantling" it? In today's post 9/11 topsy-turvy world, "where up is down and down is up, and the media spins it round and round"... perhaps it really is.