Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Terrorist Rights

How do you feel about giving all the rights entitled to American citizens to terrorists as well? I truly believe in treating people as human beings, but giving murderous terrorists caught on the battlefield the same rights as American citizens arrested within our borders for robbing a candy store just seems wrong to me.

Soldiers shouldn't have to be more concerned about collecting evidence for a courtroom, reading Miranda rights, etc. rather than focusing on their job: capturing terrorists without getting themselves killed.

The actions of the Obama Justice Department not only give terrorists these rights, the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks) and others will cost New York an estimated $400 million. As if 9/11 wasn't enough pain for that city.

And don't forget, he is innocent until proven guilty (an ALLEGED mastermind of 9/11, not mastermind), so there is always the off-chance he will be let out of prison scott free on a judicial technicality, like not being told he has the right to remain silent.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) probably makes a better case than me in this video:

1 comment:

caheidelberger said...

Yeah, I don't like rapists and perverts, either. Sure, run-of-the-mill candy-store robbers can have their Miranda rights, but those sickos who rape women and children should never see the inside of a courtroom. String 'em up! They deserve it! The rule of law is only for us good people!

And now, back to reality.

We are only as good as our treatment of the lowest among us. You should have stopped at "I truly believe in treating people as human beings." The rest made you sound like the typical guns-and-glory hypocrite who doesn't really believe in the strength of our Constitution and the rule of law.