PUBLIC STATEMENTS--MEDIA OFTEN FORGETTING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AMERICAN
***IDDY'S RECOGNITION OF BREACH OF GOOD CHARACTER CODE--
QUESTION FROM NEWSPAPER:
"..wouldn't most Americans feel strongly that bin Laden should be tried in America – and put to death?"
"...I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found," Dean said. "I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials. So I'm sure that is the correct sentiment of most Americans, but I do think if you're running for president, or if you are president, it's best to say that the full range of penalties should be available. But it's not so great to prejudge the judicial system."
WORLD NET DAILY HEADLINE:
" Dean not sure Osama's guilty
Says he has 'old-fashioned' notion about 'jury trials' "
Anyone with half a brain and a professional and fair sense of journalism would fully understand that it is very American to
believe in American justice, even with its flaws. Our Founding Fathers did not intend American justice to mean going out and hacking to pieces or summarily executing someone we suspect of even the worst of crimes.
It is only the bravest American who would maintain that the American justice presumption of "innocent until proven guilty" would apply even to the very worst of defendants. I can understand how an Americans' trust in the American justice system would be destroyed after the O.J. Simpson trial and especially after (S)election 2000.
Hearing a completely civil and American justice-reliant Howard Dean speak of his confidence in American justice is a bold step indeed. We Americans have become quite divided in our feelings and our doubts about the American justice system. The Patriot Act has raised visions of secret trials on American soil and has sent a non-American message to America and the rest of the world. That's a damned pity. The judicial system in the United States has its flaws, but it is by far the most fair and balanced system of justice in the world. The very fact that a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty and is judged by a jury of peers has made the U.S. justice system of the U.S. more advanced than most of the rest of this world. The Bush administration has direspected and disregarded the system of U.S. justice at nearly every opportunity...and it is the very instrument by which he came to power! There can be no justice unless everyone is treated the same by the system of justice.
Dean's reminder that American justice...a system which has long recognized the fundamental rights of all humanity a la the Founding Fathers... puts him in the picture frame of an American uniter. He creates in us a rekindled hope for a healing of all the damage done to American justice. The People decide upon justice...not the Executive.
Has the ignorant media forgotten that "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"?
It didn't say all Americans..it said "all men".
WE--The People-- own America.
If WE choose to put Osama Bin Laden to death, it shall be done.
Let's catch the bastard first, shall we?
The media has lost its collective mind.
World Net Daily gets a big fat zero on intellectual honesty this time.
I wrote them a letter to tell them so.