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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 04:29 AM
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22. The Relevance Of That Old Wood-Cut, Sir, Escapes Me
Edited on Sat Jul-30-05 04:31 AM by The Magistrate
Several men have been arrested in England, and one in Italy, whom the authorities claim to have carried out an illegal act. What relevance this has to Minutemen on the border with Mexico, or how it makes "all people of color" suspect and subject to torture, remains unclear. It certainly does not effect my view of the various Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and African persons encountered in the normal routine of my days in the city.

Your proposition that "someone" has resolved to re-create conditions of an earlier time would seem, on the face of events, to rather confuse the responsibilities here. The English authorities had no control over who might have chosen to carry out a criminal act and be arrested for it, apparently on reasonable suspicion. Those who did the act are responsible for any consequences that flow from it. Are you, therefore, saying that jihadis are trying to recreate this past history? Or are you seeking to imply these men had nothing to do with what they were arrested for, but were simply singled out for the purpose you suggest? Or perhaps that they were put up to it by the authorities to give them a chance to do so? If so, it might be better for you to state it clearly.

Of course, if you would prefer to discuss antebellum matters in the United States, we could doubtless pass some enjoyable time at that. It is not one of my major fields, but has engaged my interest somewhat at various periods of my life....

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And every true American for Millard Fillmore sings!"
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