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Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

kozzzer Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:48 PM
"The penalty for treason has always been death." Yeah, the penalty for treason is death. But right now, who decides who is a trator? Do we blindly trust Obama to make the decision who is a traitor? Should he be able to decide what Americans live or die?
Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:42 PM
Emilie:

AFTER a trial and conviction. No one is suggesting that they should not be punished for their actions. But we INSIST that the government obey the Constitution.
Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:41 PM
Emilie:

AFTER a trial and conviction. No one is suggesting that they should not be punished for their actions. But we INSIST that the government obey the Constitution.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:28 PM
The traitors are the ones who ignore our Constitution, despite their oaths. And those who support them in so doing.
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:10 PM
Those American-born muslims who take up for AlQueda and swear to bring down America are traitors and deserve the fate of traitors. They shout it from wherever that they want the downfall of the country they were born in. They made their own decision.
Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:52 PM
Kozzer:

Wolfgang would be happy in NAZI Germany. He wants a tyrant. He and his attitude are completely un-American and he is as much a traitor to the American ideal as any member of al qaeda.
"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. Nixon was talking about wiretaps and surreptitious entries to protect lives and safeguard national security in a violent and anarchic war decade.

The Nixon haters pronounced themselves morally sickened.

Fast forward to our new century. For, since 9/11, we have heard rather more extravagant claims by American presidents.

Under George W. Bush, it was presidential authority to waterboard, torture, rendition and hold enemy aliens in indefinite detention at Guantanamo.

Under Barack Obama, we don't have a Nixon "enemies list"...