Monday, June 05, 2006

The Rule of Law

There is an outstanding article concerning the "RULE OF LAW" and it's relationship and importance to civilization. The article is posted on the NPR (National Public Radio) web site under "This I Believe"

The article is authored by Michael Mullane, Law Professor at the University of Arkansas. You may read this for yourself by clicking on the following link:

THE RULE OF LAW

This article is very pertinent in light of our current President's wholesale abrogation of conventionally accepted international law and new Pentagon proposals to choose to ignore parts of the Geneva Convention which are inconvenient to it just now. The Geneva Convention has long been held as the standard for treatment of people during wartime - declared or not.

One definition for those who ignore something is "IGNORANT". That certainly seems to fit this administration.

The problem is that once we as a country begin to ignore long established rules and laws that pretty much sets a new standard and gives everyone else the right to do the same. Apparently, the Pentagon assumes that things will never change and the US will be the dominant superpower forever. While that could be the case, another dictum reads, "the real only constant is constant change".

In other words, don't count on it.

The arrogance (not to even mention ignorance) of our current President and administration is bound to come back to haunt us all - particularly our young people we depend upon to maintain the security of our country.

When will this nightmare end?

1 comment:

  1. It's not ending soon enough.

    btw - I like the new photo. And very glad to see your still posting.

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