Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fish Food

Sorry to dampen the party atmosphere with Libertarian principles, but there's another aspect of Osama's death that bothers me, best expressed  by R. Lee Wrights:

"What happened to the foundation of jurisprudence in America - innocent until proven guilty? Where is the requirement to produce evidence in order to convict? What about the right to face your accusers and answer charges brought against you? What has happened to the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution? When was the power to convict and execute individuals transferred solely to the Executive branch?"

Exactly. After ten years, billions spent, and countless lives destroyed, I would have liked to have at least seen a trial. Hell, even Saddam got one of those.