Wednesday, May 04, 2011

In Reply: Inalienable Rights are Supposed to be Universal and Everlasting, Aren't They?

In reply to Osama Bin Laden Likely Executed 'After' the Raid, Not Killed in a Firefight - New York News - Runnin' Scared

Sad and disappointing.

When America doesn't live up to our ideals and values, what have we got left?

I'm glad Osama bin Laden is dead, but I'm disappointed if it's true that the US military executed an unarmed man, especially if he could've been taken into custody (or actually was taken into custody, prior to being shot.)

I believe in God-given, inalienable rights that apply universally to all mankind, regardless of... ...well... regardless of anything. Once we allow for exceptions, they are no longer inalienable, universal rights. They're wishy-washy situational ethics. And situational ethics is not a solid foundation on which to rest a country or a form of government.

We can do better. We ARE better.

God bless America, and help us do right.

Posted 5/4/11, 11:36 AM (or so)

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