On Assassination and American Exceptionalism
Historically, Americans have had a narrow view of "high crimes and misdemeanors." Maybe we need to take a look at the global consequences of an imperial presidency rather than just those things that offend our sensibilities.
All over the country, we see monuments to those who, under any other conceivable context would be defined as traitors, criminals or, in our modern parlance, terrorists.
THE REAL REASON WHY AMERICANS CANNOT GET JUSTICE FROM STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM The Young Turks speak on this shockingly candid, though scripted, response by President Obama on why he does not support the right of American victims of terrorism to sue the state sponsors of terrorism connected to their victimization. His response was no... Continue Reading →
JUSTICE HOLMES' BIG LIE! During World War I, Charles Schenck, a socialist, was arrested for distributing anti-war pamphlets in front of an Army recruitment station. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court in the famous/infamous Schenck v. United States. Writing for the majority, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared Constitutional protections of free speech... Continue Reading →
NO DIFFERENT FROM SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND OTHER ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS What is it that puts the "terror" in terrorism? One might argue that the true terror is never really knowing where the terrorists are going to strike. This creates a paranoic mentality in which each step of everyday life must be measured against its potential of... Continue Reading →
ON THE PARIS ATTACKS AND THE BIGOT RESPONSE I must admit that my first thought upon hearing news of the atrocities committed in Paris, after, of course my sorrow over any loss of life, was, 'my God, the bigots have more ammunition.' Of course, that's the point. ISIS kills a bunch of people, the bigots... Continue Reading →
IT WAS A MISTAKE IN FORESIGHT I don't like to post on arguments that are already well made by others, in this case, Greg Sargent, John Marshall, Paul Krugman, and David Corn, among others. When it comes to attempts by the political elite, in league with their media lap dogs, to whitewash the lead-up to the... Continue Reading →