Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
Dr. Sowell nailed it yet AGAIN. The subject is the treatment of captured terrorists in our custody, and whether the treatment complies with the Geneva conventions…or whether it should. The Supreme Court has already ruled on this, and so it is the law of the land that the detainees are so entitled. But is it, is it really? Because in order to assert that, you have to ignore said “law of the land.”
Article III, Section II of the Constitution gives Congress the power to limit the jurisdiction of federal courts, and Congress has specifically taken away the jurisdiction of the courts in cases involving the detention of illegal combatants, such as terrorists, who are not — repeat, not — prisoners of war covered by the Geneva convention.
The Supreme Court ignored that law.
The argument is made that we must respect the Geneva convention because, otherwise, our own soldiers will be at risk of mistreatment when they become prisoners of war.
Does any sane adult believe that the cutthroats we are dealing with will respect the Geneva convention? Or that our extension of Geneva convention rights to them will be seen as anything other than another sign of weakness and confusion that will encourage them in their terrorism?
Any sane adult…well, gee. To answer that, first you’d have to find someone willing to articulate that if we take the purple-paisly route, the terrorists will start liking us — then, you’d have to test their sanity. Well speaking just for myself, I’m still working on Step #1.
Oh, I can find lots of folks willing to tell me we should go the purple-paisly route and start filing court briefs when Mahmoud Al-Hoozeewotsit doesn’t get light cream cheese on his bagel. I can find lots and lots of people who will tell me we should do that…I have yet to find one who will explain the benefits to be realized when this is what we do. Evidently, the argument in which these folks have such bumptious confidence, doesn’t quite extend to this topic.
But it’s kind of interesting. We are to cease any and all debate on whether terrorists are entitled to Geneva protections, because the Supreme Court has ruled and their word is final. But…their word is final, because we are a nation of laws, and for no other reason. To hand down their word, they had to break the law.
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