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Fred1666 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:17 AM
I don't think I have ever disagreed with Dr Sowell before today. We have an administration that wants to try foreign terrorists in federal court and wants to be judge, jury and executioner to American citizens suspected of working with terrorists. They say it's wrong to use certain interrogation methods but they have no problem killing suspected terrorists and anyone standing nearby through drone strikes. I am sorry, but I do not trust an administration that has shown that everything it does is political.
NewJAl Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:34 AM
That distrust is well founded, and amazingly rare.
It was shared by all the founders, and the reason for our Constitution and Bill Of Rights.
Of course the imperious, who 'know better', will try to ignore both, or make end runs around them.
And the Founding Fathers did think of a great deal that is of importance, today.
They returned to private life, and did not make their tenure a forever blight upon the voter.
They feared people voting for candidates that would confiscate from the productive, to win the vote of the taker.
They feared politicians giving benefits to voters, passing debt to the kids, and a lack of a balanced annual budget.
They feared takers, with no skin in the game.
And they feared those faithful to a dictator.
kywriter Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:32 AM
Key word here is "suspected." The prevailing rule in our courts of law is "innocent til proven guilty." Who is passing sentence? How do we know that these people are being fairly adjudicated? We do not.

And yes, I would have said the same no matter who was president. The man in the office does not matter. The way our Constitution is being enacted does.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:28 AM
Fred, your statement appears to have little or no relationship to anything Dr. Sowell wrote. Maybe you could quote the portion with which you disagree and make yourself clear. Who knows (I don't ) whether or not you really disagree with Dr. Sowell.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

I can't get excited by the question of whether Senator Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is her word against his -- and when it comes to a prostitute's word against a politician's word, that is too close to call.

If an American citizen went off to join Hitler's army during World War II, would there have been any question that this alone would make it legal to kill him? Why then is there an uproar about killing an American citizen who has joined terrorist organizations that...