A "Thank you!" to the United States Supreme Court

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.

There is no doubt that the United States is in a war. Our war is not against a nation or regime but against an activity called terrorism. This is a new type of war that requires change in the way we fight and the way we make peace. We will lose lives during this war but we must remember that hostility breeds more hostility our best defense is to stick with our highest ideals because we will win by making friends, not beating enemies.

Our leadership has opened up several detention camps to house "enemy combatants" caught during our war. Whats unfortunate about this is the aura of secrecy surrounding the people in these camps. The camps are usually on foreign soil, the circumstances of capture are classified and the government process for detaining enemies is not clear to the average American citizen.

I wanted to take the time to applaud the Supreme Court for making a difficult decision. The decision was in favor of yielding the detainees the rights we take for granted as U.S. citizens.

There are arguments that these people were caught on foreign soil and therefore should not have the same rights as a U.S. citizen. I disagree, that very same argument was made for the slaves traded by the early American colonies. The argument was wrong and the higher ideals won out, yielding to us a stronger country because of it.

6 comments :: A "Thank you!" to the United States Supreme Court

  1. Gabe,

    So this is where you hang out when you aren't working? lol. Blogging has gotten quit popular hasn't it?

    I would question the being at war with terrorism. Keep in mind that one nations view of what constitutes terrorism is another nations patriots.

    I would presume that one of the first things you would point to 9-11. Notice that if civilian casualties were the agenda, there would be much better places to hit. It was a financial center and a war making center of this country they hit. It is true the U.S. is at war and has been for a long time. But, it has been a financial war that we have been waging, and have been hurting a lot of countries and their population, and it is still going on, outside of Iraq and Afghanistan too. Take a look at Brzezinski's book "The Grand Chessboard" to get a good feel for this type of warfare.

    Personally, it appears to me this war on terrorism is another manufactured conflict. By definition, there has always been terrorism, and you are right, it has nothing to do with a country, it is individual groups, loosely put together to oppose a more militarily strong country. Let's see now, does the American revolution qualify as having terrorism incorporated in its resistance? Our country certainly conducted terrorism against the
    Indians. In more recent times, Nicaragua, Argentina, and the invasion of Iraq certainly qualifies. Shock and Awe against the civilian population.

    I do agree that the supreme court decision was long overdue. That is passed at all makes it treason against the country, but I guess we shouldn't go there.

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  3. Hey, Gabe! Nice to see that you have a blog. I will look in regularly to see what you are thinking.

    I totally agree with you that the Supreme Court stood up for the values of the country. Our constitution and Bill of Rights has been an inspiration for the world up until now. In the last 8 years, the constitution, the liberties that it ensured, and the protections from tyranny that it allowed have all been eroded to a shocking extent. Latest polls indicate that we are now the most hated country on earth. Citizens who refer to the constitution are seen as potential threats to the FBI. Take a look at the news from the BBC - how England and Europe are reacting to Bush's "farewell trip." You won't see it on our newscasts.
    Best to you and your blog.

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