Attorney General Holder;
I watched your appearance on Meet the Press today and openly admit that I was shocked and disappointed with your seeming acquiescence to the chattering idiots who advocate the application of justice by the wholesale destruction of the justice system.
When I hear that the lesson from this latest brush with terrorism on our shores is that we should rethink the provisions of Miranda I am flabbergasted.
When George Tiller gunned down a physician for performing legal operations was there a rethinking of our gun laws?
Should we let a terrorist, so incompetent that he left the keys to his get away car in a Pathfinder shaped smoke bomb, force us to change the very rights and protections that the American justice system affords all its citizens?
Should we let a terrorist, who only really managed to scorch his genitals, cause us to abandon our ideals about torture?
Are we so timid that we would let these clowns dictate our behavior?
Are we so frightened that we would allow these events to tear at our values?
The “war on terror” is an idiotic concept, articulated by an intellectually challenged moron for the justification of an insane policy that does nothing to augment our safety or our freedom.
Terror is an emotion. Terror is the reaction to an event that has been perpetrated by those who don’t care about the action, only the reaction. We reacted to the third degree burns of a moron’s scrotum by whipping up the actual terror that the perpetrator was seeking. We are now reacting to an idiot that built a smoke bomb and wasn’t bright enough to even take the keys to his get away vehicle along with him.
Terrorists will do the things that they do for the reasons that make sense to them. We can choose to deal with the situation with the clear eyes of fact and law, or we can descend into the panic that accompanies terror, torture, suspension of habeas corpus and rethinking of Miranda… Where exactly on this path are we to declare the terrorists victorious? If we let them terrorize us into abandoning the best of what we are they drive us closer to the caricature that they create of us to justify their actions. Making their actions ever easier to justify…
Extremists attack and extremists react, please don’t let the principles upon which our nation are founded be the victims in the equation.
You cannot make the American people safer by removing the legal protections that our system provides them. One innocent man that is denied due process represents an unimaginable loss to all Americans.
Justice must not be swayed by political hyperbole. The founders of our nation understood the brilliance of creating a society in which all are equal before the law. Please don’t allow fear and the promotion of fear to diminish the heart of what ultimately allows us to declare our nation… Just.