Because freedom can't protect itself
Wow. How many things can one Administration fix?
Is it fair to say that individuals should be cared for, and their problems addressed before say Constitutional problems or Policy problems such as Guantanamo?
Who would have thought that their were/are enough AMERICANS who live and benefit in our "American Way of Life" to do so many things to the Other citizens living in America?
How did we get into the "us and them" frame of thinking when the them are our fellow citizens?
How did we get into "the end justifies the means" mode of government, when "all men are created equal" and we are "innocent until proven guilty"?
Can we use fear as an excuse? Are we entitled or such cowards that we are willing to sacrifice our "sacred" principles and Constitutional Rights in our treatment against people that spell their name differently, or believe in a different religion because we suddenly are afraid?
And what about ordinary US Citizens that look, sound and live just like you an me? The mechanisms that are used to "protect" us are the very ones that take away our rights.
The worst statement I ever saw was on a bumper sticker about 10 years ago. It said, "I would rather be safe than free."
That person and all of us got neither.
According to the Bill of RIGHTS those individuals captured on the Battlefield or involved in terrorist attacks are not entitled to a trial by jury.AMENDMENT 5 No person shall be held to answer for a capital crime,unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury,EXCEPT IN CASES ARISING IN LAND AND NAVAL FORCES,OR IN THE MILITIA,WHEN IN ACTUAL SERVICE IN TIME OF WAR OR PUBLIC DANGER.again those held at gitmo were captured on the battle field or were detained because they constituted an immenent public danger.your argument is weak.also if you can even read the GENEVA CONVENTION THE ILLEGAL COMBATANTS ARENT COVERED.so please refrain from harping on half truths and lies when using the media and refering to the constition.sabators spies those engaged in acts of sabatage and also captured out of uniform can be executed.
article 5 no person shall be held to answer for a capital,or infamous crime,unless on a presentment or indictment by a grand jury,EXCEPT IN CASES ARISING IN LAND OR NAVAL FORCES,OR MILITIA,WHEN IN ACTUAL SERVICE IN TIME OF WAR AND PUBLIC DANGER.Nor are those held at Gitmo covered under the geneva convention.as Spys sabators,enemy combatants captured out of uniform or engaged espionage are not covered by the geneva convention.
It is a discrase to those who have been victimize by killers and rapist. And even more so to have a corrupt organization like the ACLU to try to band executions. So the victims are unable to see that justice well ever exist. You only force victims to put justice in there own hands. You are the biggest hippocrates: You are all for killing an innocent baby that has not lived long enough to commit a crime but your against killing a convicted criminal of rape, murder, or sexualy assaulting a child, that will live with it for the rest of his or her life. Organizations like the ACLU should and hopefully one day never exist.
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