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It’s That $%**^%#@ Day Again!

towersI hate to be a bearer of bad tidings, but it’s September 11th, again.

Wait!  Aren’t we supposed to be distracted by the pending war in Syria and Honey Boo-Boo?  They are similar, ya know.

Twelve years ago, and it truly does seem like yesterday.  And it’s only been a year and a quarter ago ‘we’ (actually, the spec ops guys) got Bin Laden (May 2, 2011).  We’re not done, yet.

The Global War On Terror, sorry ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.’ continues.  Kinda, sorta.

We need to remember who we are.  Or have we devolved into a different nation, one who treats international terrorist war criminals with Miranda Rights, instead of military tribunals. You know, as we do during WARS?

I’m a libertarian.  But just like I believe in the right and the duty for me to defend myself, I believe in the right and the duty for the Nation to defend herself, as well.

We can’t force everyone into becoming a Constitutional Republic.  But, we can kill and capture warriors on the side of evil to protect OUR Constitutional Republic.

It’s our right and our duty.  I hope we’ve not forgotten that.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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7 thoughts on “It’s That $%**^%#@ Day Again!

  1. But somebody is twerking. Much more important.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | September 11, 2013, 8:10 am
  2. Actually, military tribunal law is almost the same as Constitutional civilian law.
    The two basic Miranda rights: to remain silent and have an attorney, apply to suspects in Military Tribunals same as for civilians.
    Here’s a quick breakdown of civil vs. military:

    1. Presumed innocence – same
    2. Remain silent – same
    3. Protection from unreasonable searches & seizures – NOT the same, no such protection in military cases (although, I’m in grave doubts it applies to civilian cases anymore either, sadly)
    4. Right to legal counsel – same
    5. Indictment and presentment – same
    6. Written statement of charges – same
    7. Presence at trial – basically the same, although combatants may be barred if deemed too dangerous
    8. Protection against “ex post facto” crimes – same
    9. Protection against double jeopardy – same
    10. Speedy and public trial – Speedy is supposed to be the same, public trial does not apply for military tribunal at judge’s discretion
    11. Burden of proof – not the same. Only 2/3 of members of military tribunal required to determine guilt, unless it’s a capital case. Long sentences and capital cases must have unanimous decision.
    12. Self-incrimination – forced testimony – same
    13. Confronting witnesses – not the same. Hearsay evidence may be accepted in some circumstances in military tribunals.
    14. Right to obtain witnesses – same
    15. Right to impartial judge – same
    16. Right to impartial jury – same
    17. Right to appeal – same
    18. Protection from excessive penalties – same

    This is obviously an over-simplification of a very complex issue, for those who want more information, there are lots of government documents online that address these issues.

    Posted by Tomi | September 11, 2013, 8:18 am
    • Then why do certain elements of civilian government insist on prosecuting war criminals as civilians?
      Is it to keep the war element out of it?
      At least Hasan was tried in a military court, albeit for ‘workplace violence’.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | September 11, 2013, 8:26 am
      • Not sure where you heard about the workplace violence charge.

        The Army charged him with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder.
        He was found guilty of all charges, given the death penalty, and is currently sitting on death row.

        Posted by Tomi | September 11, 2013, 8:33 am
      • It wasn’t a charge. It was how everything was countenanced. ‘Islamic terrorism’ was too prejudicial to be used in the courtroom, even though he was screaming Allahu Akhbar! while murdering.
        Political correctness will be the death of us.

        Posted by guffaw1952 | September 11, 2013, 8:46 am
  3. But but but the politicians want to use “national safety” as a buzzword while they deprive of us all our Constitutional rights at the same time.

    It’s for the children, or something.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | September 11, 2013, 8:26 am

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