Jerry Jones does not have absolute free speech rights. The moment he reaches for a Koran with a device for burning it in hand, he should be grabbed by the cops and led away to wait prosecution for one of the most vicious crimes that we have seen of late — a character seeking publicity who would both cause needless deaths and injuries and also outrage Muslims world-wide.

There is only one thing to do with such — lock him up and throw away the key.

One of the oldest limits on free speech is illustrated by the title of this report. Unhappily some of our special forces are using this argument to justify killing “terrorists” — whatever they may exactly be. No one has really come up with a stable definition which leaves the doors open to so classifying not just a Jerry Jones but our drone operators as well who are killing innocent people.

This country is in serious trouble and may end up having to live with a Republican/Tea Party house or two. Needless to say no ready solution to the job problem will magically materialize with Republican leadership. Cheney (probably more accurately stated than Bush) has more or less shot away the foundations of our economy with military obsessions, torture, etc. The time for military domination has gone the way of our global economy which has allowed others to get better educations and be more productive with lower cost manufactures.

And so it goes — down the the rabbit hole.

Alice where are you? We need you big time.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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