Ironic yet sad that the side of the political aisle that so loudly proclaims
themselves to be "real" Americans are the ones who constantly display a
willingness to sell away American values when they get scared. Have
some faith in our Lady Justice and our Lady Liberty, for heavens sake.
Terrorism is not war. Analogies blur distinctions. If we want to deprive
terrorists of rights, or if we think the system can be stretched to allow
further interrogation, so be it. But we should do so on the basis that we are
crafting a set of rules for acts of domestic terrorism, not on the false
equivalency that terrorism is war.Mr. Tsarnaev can remain silent
forever. Does anyone think there is insufficient evidence to convict him?
Justice will be done whether we "interrogate" him or not.
Hyperbole much? If our criminal justice system is worth believing it can deal
with this guy.
"The fact that they were committed on U.S. soil by naturalized citizens
makes no difference."It actually make all the difference in the world.
American citizens, committing crimes on American soil, have Constitutional due
process rights. It's very simple.
Brad, you should google Timothy mcVeigh. What did he do? How was he tried? What
happened to him? Think.Stop just merely regurgitating am
radio talking points who merely wish to bash the president. We aren't
reinventing the wheel here. We have seen these types of bombings before.
McVeigh's was far worse. Our justice system worked with him so why
won't it work for this guy!?
Interesting how so many of those screaming that we should ignore the rights of
those who frighten us are the same who claim to revere the sacred
Constitution.Isn't one of the most valuable aspects of our
Constitution the fact that it was intended to apply equally to EVERYONE?Hypocrisy is alive and well in conservative America.
Obama has endangered us by his decision?Nonsense.He is
doing exactly what he should be doing. UPHOLDING our Constitution.If you truly hold the Constitution to be a valuable and sacred thing, you
should be thanking him.
A't these the same guys screaming about clarification on whether Obama can
use Drones on American citizens?More inconsistent political theater.
A long article to finally get to the main reason he wrote, he dislikes the
POTUS! coulda done that with just four words!
Thank you, Deseret News readers, for some very thoughtful comments in responding
to a letter-writer who apparently is not a strong supporter of the Bill of
You can always tell an AM radio listener...Hyperbole, over the top
showmanship for atings.Coming from people who've NEVER served this
country in uniform...Look --- In order for it to be an act of
war -- 1. What "Country" did they repesent?2. What
"diplomatic" relation was breeched? 3. What "Oath" did
these 2 knotheads swear to defend and protect?4. What "Uniform"
did they wear?I know the AM radio tells you you don't need a
uniform, or an army, or be any sort of organized "MILITIA"...But
the fact is by our own laws, and by international treaties [i.e., the
Genvea Convention].Otherwise -- Anbody , can invade any
country, antaganize any group, and That is called
"Anacrchy".Conseraive view the World as a MadMax, Somalia,
Mogadishu type of world....
Should they be charged with a hate crime? It seems to fit the criteria.
Salafists do indeed hate infidels.
So whom do we declare war on?Russia?The Chechnya Province?Saudi Arabia?Iran?Iraq (let's do it again)Afghanistan
(let's keep doing it?)???
Once again we witness conservative Americans who "say" they have a
better undestanding of the Constitution, being the very 1st one's TRAMPLING
it.Due Process of law is not only mentioned, but is the only right
mentioned TWICE.5th amendment:No person shall be held to
answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or
indictment of a Grand Jury,14th Amendment:Section 1. All
persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the
jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein
they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the
privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State
deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the
laws.Thanks again for TRAMPLING the Constitution.