Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Obama Administration Priorities?

It took the Obama Administration four days to respond to the Christmas Day terrorist attack, but mere hours to respond to criticism from former Vice President, Dick Cheney! Where in the world are this administration's priorities? I mean, come on!

Earlier this year, the Obama Administration rescheduled a press conference in order to coincide with a speech Mr. Cheney was giving. Now they are responding within hours of a statement of his. Additionally, accusing Mr. Cheney of not being tough enough on the terrorist is on it's face a ridiculous charge. Really, here is a man who (like me) urges that all captured terrorists be vigorously question under the most stringent rules available, then accusing him of being "soft" on terrorism makes one question just where this administration's priorities are.
As Jim Geraghty quipped, "He's [Mr. Cheney is] beyond condemning [bomber Abdulmutallab]; he wants to waterboard him until his lungs qualify for a federal wetlands status." We all agree al Qaeda's attempts to blow up airplanes are bad -- the question is what is the current occupant of the White House going to do about it?
If his prior actions are any measure...NOT MUCH! How about a civil trial? After all, this terrorist surely deserves exactly the same rights as an American citizen!

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