Saturday, August 04, 2007
What do you think about assassination squads?
I received a communication stating that we should pull out of the Iraqi war, but that the U.S. government (the gummit) should have assassination squads, prepared to go at short notice, anywhere in the world, to kill a terrorist or a group of terrorists. How do you feel about assassination squads sent out by the U.S. government? To me, if we did that, we would need to change the spelling of the name of our country from America to Amerika, because we would have turned our back on civil liberties and Constitutional government. I oppose undeclared war. I believe in grand jury indictments for all felonies--state or federal. I believe that the right to a jury trial means the right to a twelve-person jury. I am proud that ninety per cent of jury trials done in the world are done in the U.S. of A. America is a lighthouse. America is a beacon. America is the beacon of liberty and of Constitutional government. We should lead by example. We should show the peoples of the world how a free people can govern themselves. It weakens and hurts America for us to try to intervene everywhere in the world, whenever two religious sects oppose each other in civil war. Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover had it right when they said that it is time to keep American troops out of the Old World. We should quit having American troops in 130 countries. Don't get me wrong, I believe in NATO. But it is time to bring them home. It is time to bring the American troops home. They are heroes. They should spend this Christmas at home, by their firesides with their spouses and children--and not out in some desert fighting some undeclared war or some military misadventure. Bring 'em home! It's too late for Pat Tillman. It's too late for the 3,600 American troops that have died in Iraq. But it is not too late for the 600 American troops that will die in Iraq over the next eight months if the present U.S. intervention in Iraq continues. Bring them home. Bring them home. Bring them home.