biggest distinction between criminal justice and counter-terror
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Subject: biggest distinction between criminal justice and counter-terror
Date: 9/28/2001 1:59:27 PM (GMT-7)
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Criminals are guaranteed certain rights by the U.S. Constitution, and the state must avoid infringing upon those rights. In counter-terror (war), the enemy has no rights.
We could definitively squash crime. However, in doing so, we would destroy the personal liberties that define the United States (i.e. Singapore). We, as Americans, hold our rights and our way of life to be sacred (or at least we should). Our way of life has come under attack, and it must be vigorously defended with judicious applications of uncompromising force. I've studied judo, and the guiding principle of judo is applicable here. It is more important to apply strength properly than to apply a great amount of strength.
I, for one, am getting sick of this "give peace a chance" crap that has been circulating. The previous administration, when repeatedly confronted by terrorist acts against the U.S., "gave peace a chance" for almost a decade. Ther results are evident.
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