I remember a while ago defending our forum members' right to post their views, no matter if it seemed radical, or seemingly at variance to what would seem to be the majority views of the members of a forum such as this. I still believe that. I do.
But I just read something on another page of our website that disturbs me immensely. For many reasons.
This is the link:
I would like to hear your views, but let me start.
Paragraph three: "We know we violated every constitutional right and international law ..."
First of all, who is "we" in the first use of the pronoun?
Then, the word "every" jumps out at me. There is no room for obfuscation here on the part of the writer. Every mean every.
How many "constitutional rights" are there in the constitution? I don't mean just the Bill of Rights. I mean all our constitutional rights.
Were the elections in 2006 a constitutional right? It's written in the constitution how we vote for our members of Congress. It must be a constitutional right. How was that one violated?
Was the election of President Obama a violation of our constitutional right to vote for our president?
Please remember, the word "every" was used.
Let's not forget the part about violating every international law!
Just off the top of my head here, I don't recall when it was we sent our whaling fleet out to kill and harvest all those whales you folks have been eating lately. Please refresh my memory, thank you.
Enough of that. Let's move to "... the greatest financial criminals in the history of our planet ..."
Now that really boggles the mind. I would really need to study my history books again, but "the history of our planet" makes that seem like a lifetime job.
Just off the top of my head, though, I wonder if communism as it was practiced by the former USSR can't be considered a financial crime?
Well, let's go back a few centuries. How about the plundering of the New World by all those European powers of the time? That wouldn't be a financial crime?
I'll stop for now, but I'm wondering what you think?