Terrorism is war and Boston bombings should be treated accordingly

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  • airnaut Everett, 00
    April 29, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    Once again we witness conservative Americans who "say" they have a better undestanding of the Constitution, being the very 1st one's TRAMPLING it.

    Due Process of law is not only mentioned, but is the only right mentioned TWICE.

    5th amendment:
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,

    14th Amendment:
    Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Thanks again for TRAMPLING the Constitution.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    April 29, 2013 7:48 p.m.

    So whom do we declare war on?

    The Chechnya Province?
    Saudi Arabia?
    Iraq (let's do it again)
    Afghanistan (let's keep doing it?)


  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    Should they be charged with a hate crime? It seems to fit the criteria. Salafists do indeed hate infidels.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    April 29, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    You can always tell an AM radio listener...
    Hyperbole, over the top showmanship for atings.
    Coming from people who've NEVER served this country in uniform...

    Look ---
    In order for it to be an act of war --

    1. What "Country" did they repesent?
    2. What "diplomatic" relation was breeched?
    3. What "Oath" did these 2 knotheads swear to defend and protect?
    4. What "Uniform" did they wear?

    I know the AM radio tells you you don't need a uniform, or an army, or be any sort of organized "MILITIA"...
    But the fact is by our own laws,
    and by international treaties [i.e., the Genvea Convention].

    Otherwise --
    Anbody , can invade any country, antaganize any group, and

    That is called "Anacrchy".
    Conseraive view the World as a MadMax, Somalia, Mogadishu type of world....

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    April 28, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    Thank you, Deseret News readers, for some very thoughtful comments in responding to a letter-writer who apparently is not a strong supporter of the Bill of Rights.

  • Ralph West Jordan Taylorsville, UT
    April 28, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    A long article to finally get to the main reason he wrote, he dislikes the POTUS! coulda done that with just four words!

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 28, 2013 12:25 p.m.

    A't these the same guys screaming about clarification on whether Obama can use Drones on American citizens?

    More inconsistent political theater.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 28, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    Obama has endangered us by his decision?


    He is doing exactly what he should be doing. UPHOLDING our Constitution.

    If you truly hold the Constitution to be a valuable and sacred thing, you should be thanking him.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 28, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    Interesting how so many of those screaming that we should ignore the rights of those who frighten us are the same who claim to revere the sacred Constitution.

    Isn't one of the most valuable aspects of our Constitution the fact that it was intended to apply equally to EVERYONE?

    Hypocrisy is alive and well in conservative America.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    April 28, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    Brad, you should google Timothy mcVeigh. What did he do? How was he tried? What happened to him?


    Stop just merely regurgitating am radio talking points who merely wish to bash the president. We aren't reinventing the wheel here. We have seen these types of bombings before. McVeigh's was far worse. Our justice system worked with him so why won't it work for this guy!?

  • isrred South Jordan, UT
    April 28, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    "The fact that they were committed on U.S. soil by naturalized citizens makes no difference."
    It actually make all the difference in the world. American citizens, committing crimes on American soil, have Constitutional due process rights. It's very simple.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 28, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    Hyperbole much? If our criminal justice system is worth believing it can deal with this guy.

  • micawber Centerville, UT
    April 28, 2013 7:58 a.m.

    Terrorism is not war. Analogies blur distinctions. If we want to deprive terrorists of rights, or if we think the system can be stretched to allow further interrogation, so be it. But we should do so on the basis that we are crafting a set of rules for acts of domestic terrorism, not on the false equivalency that terrorism is war.

    Mr. Tsarnaev can remain silent forever. Does anyone think there is insufficient evidence to convict him? Justice will be done whether we "interrogate" him or not.

  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    April 28, 2013 1:34 a.m.

    Ironic yet sad that the side of the political aisle that so loudly proclaims themselves to be "real" Americans are the ones who constantly display a willingness to sell away American values when they get scared.

    Have some faith in our Lady Justice and our Lady Liberty, for heavens sake.