"Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process," Eric Holder our attorney general made this point. The point by Eric Holder was made in defense of a drone strike where an American citizen was killed. Where it's true in other countries we should not impose or enforce ideals held in our Constitution to other governments, then why should we reach to protect civil rights of Americans living abroad no matter what the circumstances? I'm not sure I agree with that; I don't like the idea of turning into a nation comfortable with assasinating it's own citizens but if you are a citizen that chooses hatred of your country and wish to do it harm, that is treasonous.
I can't deny that I'd rather have the bulk of the 'war on terror' be fought abroad but like most everyone I'd prefer no war at all. If the factions abroad and within the U.S. continue on this path I'm certain no peace will be found for any group. There are no demands of terrorists, if there are they haven't made them clear enough for me to understand apart from death to the west/America. Lets face it, that's not going to happen. The dilemna for our lawmakers today is how do we continue to uphold the ideals of our forefathers when fighting a mindset that destroys its own peoples rich culture and warps its beliefs. Where would we be without the methods, rigorous duty of our military and local law enforcement? I shudder to think of it, that said it is a citizens duty to help our politicians with constructive ideas. If we disagree, write letters, make our voices heard but add some alternative views as well, lately we've become a nation of complainers. There are no ideas provided just criticism of any other alternate viewpoint. Criticize if you dissapprove but offer something valid as an alternative.
We all need to work together to ensure the future of our nation does not lose the foundation it was built upon.