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Re: More Questions than Answers
Dear Mrs. Kyler
Because Winston Churchill, the French and Soviet governments favoured
committing War Crimes as defined by the 1948 Geneva Convention, although it
was not in effect, it does not make it right. Wrong is wrong. Americans
seem to feel that if you do not agree with them bell, book and candle you
are against America. America is a signatory to 'The Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, the relevant Articles are quoted below. The Constitution of
the United States proclaims that Treaties are part of basic American Law.
Treaties are part of American Law. America and American ideals are worth
fighting for. Basic Human rights forbid secret trials or detention without
charge. The United States Senate has problems with the Executive Order
setting up Military Tribunals. These Military Tribunals are unilateral.
Terrorists are vile. Terrorism must be controlled. After Afghanistan
where? Iraq, Somalia, Libya or the Sudan where do you go to wipe out this
nest of Vipers? There is not enough money in the world to Marshall Plan
every terrorist bolthole.
The danger that we have is that we lose our values. We can not throw out
the baby with the bathwater.
What created this hate? What allow men to suicide to inflict destruction on
America? Maybe you can answer these questions I can not.
"Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF
HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all
nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society,
keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and
education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by
progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal
and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member
States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are
endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a
spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this
Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex,
language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin,
property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made
on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the
country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent,
trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to
equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against
any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any
incitement to such discrimination.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an
independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and
obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed
innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he
has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act
or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or
international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier
penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal
offence was committed.
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Subject: FW: More Questions than Answers
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