Sunday, July 6, 2008

One Reason I Don't Get Cable News

Cable has crazy people like Glenn Beck telling us what to think. Here are his remarks concerning the recent Supreme Court decision that says prisoners held in Guantanamo have the right to challenge their detention in court. You know, that pesky, inconvenient habeas corpus thing our Constitution says can only be suspended when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.

Beck: This court has done some frightening. frightening things….If I’m president of the US, I would go on National television and say—’ladies and gentlemen, the Supreme Court said that we don’t have Gitmo so that is over. We’re going to release all of them, but I want you to know from here on out our policy is to not have prisoners. We’re going to shoot them all in the head.’

If we think they are against us, we’re going to shoot them and kill them—period because that’s the only thing we’ve got going for us—cause we can put them away and get information. If we can’t put them away and they’re going to use our court system—kill them.

Are we frightened enough to agree to this insane line of thinking? Could we ever be that frightened? I'm all for freedom of speech, but the reason this man has a show is because people watch and companies advertise their products on it, not because CNN is concerned about freedom of speech. That is the really frightening part.

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