June 12, 2009. On this day, Virginia became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights…Anne Frank was born in 1929, Bush 41 in 1924, and the Baseball Hall of Fame was dedicated at Cooperstown, New York in 1939.
Well, our Bill of Rights is being rapidly eroded, Anne Frank died of Typhoid just weeks before Bergen Belson was liberated, Bush 41 went skydiving today on his 85th birthday and, unlike our Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Baseball Hall of Fame is alive and well.
Runaway debt continues, Robert Gates has stated that we must show progress in Afghanistan within 18 months or Americans will tire of the mission, and troops have been urged by Commanders to a) be more careful of Afghan civilians [despite fact that it has been shown that the Taliban are fond of blowing up civilians and trying to blame it on Americans] and b) the enemy must be mirandized in the field. [See Breitbart interviews Congressman Mike Rogers , who said, “I was a little surprised to find it taking place when I showed up because we hadn’t been briefed on it; I didn’t know about it. We’re still trying to get to the bottom of it, but it is clearly a part of this new global justice initiative.” ]
As I recall, part of Miranda states that if the arrestee cannot afford an attorney one will be provided for him. At whose expense, may I ask? Rhetorical question, that–we all KNOW at whose expense legal representation will be provided for the enemy.
Four lucky now-former Guantanamo residents have been transferred to their new abode in a Bermuda beach cottage at a cost [to the U.S. of course] of $100,000 and one begins to wonder whether being jailed and having water poured in one’s face might be a fair exchange for life in a cottage on a Bermuda beach of pink sand and blue water.
And what, precisely, does all this tell us? Nothing, except that there’s still a great deal left for us to do and that life can be challenging for some and less so for others; that all one can do is strive for the truth, a day at a time, pray for our troops, be grateful for whatever we have, and never give up on our country, despite the ills we face daily.