Monday, February 18, 2008

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Says "F@#k Due Process"

Since I've moved to Monticello, I've had the joy of dealing with a newspaper delivery man who brings a wad of wet newsprint any time there's a heavy rain. This is not always a bad thing. In today's Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the editorial writer seems to be railing against the idea of trial by jury. Persons accused of terrorism, according to this screed, do not merit due process, or a trial, or protection from cruel and unusual punishment. They should be assumed guilty, then reduced to a smudge on the pavement by a car bomb. This is better than the alternative--if captured, the editorial writer sarcastically states, they might be waterboarded.

Why couldn't it have rained today?


Catnapping said...

I can't help but wonder if the Army Corp of Engineers is out here/there, in isolated parts of America, building gas ovens...

That editor is echoing the sentiments expressed in the 30s...about the Germany's "enemies-of-state," the Jews.

Archaeopteryx said...

Yeah. It's scary, ain't it?