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Liberal ideas at work

Dear Editor:

I have recently heard people say that they thought that bringing detainees from Guantanamo to the U.S. for detention and trial as proposed by Obama is a good idea. Really? At first it would be a cautious transfer; they would be placed in maximum security facilities such as Supermax in Florence, Colo., as well as others and segregated from other prisoners. Probably a good idea for their safety at first because they would be endangered by some prisoners, but not by all. Recent events indicate that these “detainees” are held in high regard by some dimwits in our prisons.

However, soon expect that pressure will be exerted by liberals, anxious to display their higher moral and ethical standards, to provide “rights” for these “oppressed” detainees. This pressure would promote more sensitivity to their religious and ethnic needs; these are provided for in Gitmo but liberals will not hear of this. Then additional pressure may come from liberals, because of their higher moral and ethical standards naturally, to integrate these poor lost souls with others in the prison population. Naturally part of this sensitivity will be to integrate them with prisoners not hostile to them because this would be against their “rights.” Liberals will also push to provide trials for detainees affording them constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.

This may be resisted at first, but in will ride the august, sensitive and “ethical” ACLU to get us all straightened out since traditional, conservative Americans (aka, “backwoods rednecks” to them) need direction from a higher power. Probably most kissy-face liberals will rush to support the ACLU, to again display their higher moral and ethical values, acceptance of multiculturalism and their greater sensitivity and humanitarianism.

The result of this debacle will likely result in millions spent on trials, paid by you, defending many that are indefensible when the military tribunals would have disclosed this. It will probably also result in a new generation of home-grown prison-educated idiots and terrorists that think “Jihad” is cool because it is power in their evil, dark, self-centered minds.

Art Hougland

Glenwood Springs


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