Eric Holder & Other Overreaching Prosecutors

An important citizen protection against government is the rule that in criminal prosecutions, criminal statutes are interpreted strictly. In other words, if the government wants to punish someone for violating a statute, it has to show that the defendant’s behavior was illegal beyond a reasonable doubt under the clear wording of the statute. Citizens are not held criminally responsible for guessing “wrong” about the meaning of an ambiguous law.

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Mistakes of the Past Are Back in the Middle East

What if the American invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction? What if whatever weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein once had were sold to him in the 1980s by American arms dealers with the express permission of the U.S. government? What if he no longer had them when the U.S. invaded? What if the principal reason for invading Iraq was to depose Hussein because he tried to kill President George H.W. Bush, whose son ordered the invasion?

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“If George W. Bush were launching wars with Congress out of town, the White House lawn would be flooded with protesters.”
-Longtime progressive activist, David Swanson

This speaks volumes of two things:

1. The anti-war left was overwhelmingly filled with hypocrites, only opposed to a politician and not war.

2. For all the vitriol the pro-constitution right throws at Obama for unilateral actions (or lack thereof) they are just as hypocritical when it comes to war.

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