Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

I love getting e-mail.

The hate mail is especially entertaining, but occasionally I recieve a nugget that demands attention.

Today was such an occasion when I logged onto my computer and found a missive from Jack in Libertyville, Illinois.

He was rightly OUTRAGED by Tom McNamee, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and his subsequent thread with him that started out innocently enough... some seventh graders writing for their class project.


It quickly went downhill from there.

Schoolkids put freedom first

THE CHICAGO WAY | Evanston 7th-graders' essays exploring the Bill of Rights all make same essential point: Don't let fear prevail

November 26, 2007

They all say one true thing: Don't let fear trump freedom.

I'm reading a big handful of essays on the Bill of Rights by seventh-graders in the Evanston public schools, and they make wildly different points:

• • Kids should be allowed to wear saggy pants at school -- so says the free speech provision of the First Amendment.

• • Prisoners being held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be provided lawyers and a fair trial -- so says the Sixth Amendment.

McNamee goes onto write this tripe:

"... I can't read a newspaper these days without worrying that the very freedoms that make this country worth defending, enshrined in our Bill of Rights, are being trashed in the name of the "War on Terror."

The Bush administration would allow federal agents, without a court order, to spy on your international calls and e-mails; to rifle through your library records; to arrest and hold you indefinitely.

And if you are not an American citizen -- like those detainees at Guantanamo Bay who have been held for years without charge or trial -- God help you.",CST-NWS-mcnamee26.article


Jack wrote Tom McNamee back --politely, of course.  

While you and your fellow constitutional scholars are pillaging the not fully developed minds of the youth of Evanston, why don't you add in a pinch of truth about Gitmo.  The US Constitution does not apply to non-citizens. 

While you are at it, give them an appropriate comparison with the Japanese internment camps of WWII.  This was indeed a violation of the Constitution.  Why?  Because they were US citizens.

And toss in the truth about who implemented this illegal internment.  Democrat icon FDR.  Bush wasn't around back then, nor was Cheney.  If they had been they would have gone to the Halliburton lab and created a Katrina to beat back the Nazis and Japanese.  And then turned their wrath on American minorities.






1] Holding any human being indefinitely without charge, without access to an attorney, without a fair and full trial, is immoral, wrong, a fucking sin. I don't care if it's a citizen or not.

2] FDR was wrong. Doesn't make Bush any less of a complete asshole. 

Don't you just love Liberals who accuse thoughtful conservatives of denigrating 'civil' discourse?  


These terrorists detained are not common criminals; they are enemy combatants in our war against terrorism.  They are not entitled to all of the rights that someone arrested in this country gets.  Just like we held German and Japanese prisoners of war during World War II, we have to confine enemy combatants so they stop killing Americans serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Please feel free to contact Mr. McNamee and let him know how his suicidal, delusional and dangerous his thinking is to America, our troops, and the western world.


Politely, of course.