Tom in Iraq as a Military Observer

Tom in Iraq as a Military Observer
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Where have my good friends Reason and a Sound Mind gone?

The qualities of reason and sound mind have left the country.  I would get out too if I knew what they did.  The sad thing is that I do know.

Our courts—United States of America courts—will be or perhaps are entertaining arguments about who has constitutional rights; specifically, do you even have to reside in the country to have right guaranteed under our constitution.  Many who live here and are not citizens have constitutional rights.  Whether that was the founder’s intent or not, the courts have said that they do.

But what about someone who is not a citizen and has never been to this nation—do they have constitutional rights?  On its face, it seems crazy, but the courts have ventured far beyond their legitimate domain in their recent findings concerning immigration and national security, so what’s a little more craziness on top of that?

Does someone in Afghanistan or western Kenya who would like to come to the United States have constitutional rights under the supreme law of our land?  Do two Ukrainian soldiers who get in a bar fight over the quality of the vodka have the right against self-incrimination and should we get them a court appointed lawyer if they can’t afford one?

I am trying hard to be facetious, but at this moment some attorney full of vigor but short of standing and legitimate argument is adding my last paragraph to his brief.  We have come to the brink of insanity and insanity—desiring to retain some dignity—will have nothing to do with us.
This is the question that I pose to those desiring to grant constitutional rights to anyone and everyone on the planet:

Why do you believe that a child still in the mother’s womb has no constitutional rights?  Is the membrane between the mother’s body and the world that awaits so much more substantial that an international boundary? 

It seems that somebody has already built a 30 foot wall but it is not on the Mexican border.

How can we consider it constitutional to kill a child that is 9 months old, within hours of delivery, because it has not entered the air breathing world in which we exist?

How can someone on the other side of the planet who made have only heard of America have rights that a child so close to delivery does not have?

Who has deported my good friends Reason, Sanity, and a Sound Mind?

May God have mercy upon us!

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