The Grim Milestone of Blogs "I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational" - Prince Charles "Nuts" - Gen McAuliffe America: Saving idiots from themselves since WWI

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Don't tread on my right to kill others! Laws should fairly apply to everyone else!

Democratic Underground has, yet another, Looney Tunes (turn up the sound) moment.

Torches? What's up doc?
It's unclear exactly how The People turning against the current administration are expected to manifest their will in a country where most of the safeguards against repression have been significantly weakened. I suppose the idea is that we'll all grab banners and torches and take tothe streets, roaring our defiance in an exciting demonstration worthy of Spielberg's best crowd shots. The problem of course, is that for this kind of civil disobedience to be truly widespread and effective, we need legal tools like habeas corpus and the Posse Comitatus (checked on the status of those lately?) to ensure that the leaders of such movements don't suddenly vanish into enemy combatant limbo and perhaps turn up later in a photograph as a motionless body at the feet of a grinning young man in a military uniform who's giving the camera a thumbs up. Goodbye Spielberg. Hello Costa Gavras.

Of course, by definition, "civil" disobedience can't be "effective" in any meaningful, constitutional way. But suddenly, out of nowhere, come the Latin terms when someone tries to stop them.

Before you people go all Che / French arsonists on the United States, check out the 22nd Amendment, or the rest of the U.S. Constitution for that matter. There is a scheduled ELECTION where registered voters will change the Chief Executive. 2008: learn it, know it, live it.

Talk about some off-the-wall projection:
It will take no drastic alteration in the American psyche to accept the imprisonment and mistreatment of other Americans by our government.

That's what the Left proves over and over again in modern history. If you want to drive away any hope of moderate support in the forseeable future, then by all means go to the streets with torches. Felony murder doctrine: learn it, know it, but don't live it (arson).
To counter the common law style interpretations of what does and does not merge with murder (and thus what does not and does qualify for felony murder), many jurisdictions in the United States explicitly list what offenses qualify. The American Law Institute's Model Penal Code lists robbery, rape or forcible deviant sexual intercourse, arson, burglary, kidnapping, and felonious escape. Federal law specifies additional crimes, including terrorism and carjacking.

No comments: