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July 17, 2009

Families of 9/11 victims (victims of an act committed by terrorists who hate our democracy and all the civil liberties that come with it) want Gitmo (a cesspool of civil liberties violations) to remain open.  That’s right.  The people who’s relatives died because of our civil liberties want to deny them to others.

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  1. Terry permalink
    July 29, 2009 8:13 AM

    Your comment is the same as criticizing murder victim’s families for supporting the death penalty. Is it fair for somebody who did not lose a family member 9-11 to comment on the feelings of those that did?

    Most unusual for members of an Old Testament religion…..an eye for an eye sort of thing?

  2. thelovelygreen permalink*
    July 29, 2009 12:23 PM

    I don’t see it that way, because the family of the murder victim does not ask that the suspect be punished without a fair trial. Justice denied to one at the end of the day is justice denied to all, and these guys in Gitmo (yes, most of them are horrible people) as human beings have a right to justice. You don’t give up your rights to fair trial by being a terrorist – just look at Terry Nichols/Timothy McVeigh or the Unibomber. All terrorists, and all served well-deserved punishements through our justice system.

  3. Terry permalink
    July 30, 2009 7:53 AM

    I would guess that you would find that murder victims families (on the average) would be more of the “take them out back and shoot them until they are dead” than “put them in prison for a while” thought processes.

    I would think that you would find that the victims families of the murders that you mentioned are NOT satisfied with the punishment that society mete out in those cases.

    This is not to say that society is wrong, but to say that I think you (due in large part to your station in life) lack the understanding of the depth of a parents feelings over the loss of a child.

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