Sunday, June 15, 2008

The "Worst Decision in History"?

John McCain said Friday that the Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo Bay detainees is “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.” Was it?

During the Cold War, we helped the world stand fast against the rise of a country that used
torture, arrested even its own citizens and imprisoned them for years without trial or even evidence, and held its highest government officials to be above the law.

That was for most of my military career. Now it's MY government, my AMERICA that does the same.

Read Bush's Executive Order 51, wherein he allows himself to take on dictatorial powers in the case of a national emergency. And then remember Bush's quote: "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

It seems that it's now a crime against patriotism to think of any non-U.S. citizen as being deserving of justice in the sight of God. My heart aches for what my country is on the verge of becoming.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

That's "ALL MEN" - not 'all citizens'.

Can the Founding Fathers have been so wrong?

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