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Response to reusrename (Reply #173)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:29 PM

182. The Supreme Court did NOT do those things.

WE did. We allow our Politicians to reauthorize the PATRIOT ACT. OUR President signed it. We did NOT take him to task for it. WE DID NOTHING TO PREVENT IT. It is one of the things that make me grind my teeth about President Obama. That he reauthorized that Civil Liberty killing law when he campaigned to trash it. I give him a pass on Guantanamo Bay, the Congress, which included a ton of Democrats shit him on that deal. But the PATRIOT ACT was all set up to die, and he signed the reauthorization act.

President Obama, our President, the President I donated to help re-elect, the President I voted for, orders the Drones in. The complaints of the young man are valid. President Obama ordered the death of an American Citizen by Drone strike. Not the Supreme Court. Do I like that decision? No. Because all we refuse to learn after centuries of examples is that Violence results in Violence. Until everyone sits down and talks, no peace can, or will exist. Look at Europe. How many times did France and Germany have wars? Veterans from the previous war led the next campaign against the hated enemy three times at least. Probably many more than that. After the Second World War, we finally sat and talked it out. Look at Europe now. The Euro group is going, not smashingly well, but still going. France and Germany discuss differences, they don't man the trenches and start the bugles to blowing.

We have to sit and work out our differences, and as long as they're blowing up our troops, and our people, we'll keep dropping bombs on them from planes and drones. They won't stop, and neither will we. Where does it end? After fighting big Desert mistake number two, are we now preparing to fight big desert mistake number three in another five years? I'd bet yes. Because we won't figure out how to live and let live.

The Supreme Court has shit to do with any of that. The Roberts Court could issue an opinion that Drone Strikes are hunky dorey, and in the end, the President decides. Use them or not, order them in or not. Bomb or not. All of that is decided by one person, and it ain't the Robert's Court.

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