Friday, October 7, 2011

5 th Amendment Victim

today is the 10 year anniversary of the our war in Afghanistan and the initial suppor to the Taliban of Osama Bin Laden. Fortunately with technology we are kill Al Queda like flies as it should be. Last week we killed two American citizens suspected and probably 99% certain of being involved in terror crimes against this country. Tough deal to support the rule of law and the Constitution. Maybe if we are to portect our long term freedom we leave the capture or kill to the movies. If we can kill American citizens in a car, are anyone of us ultimately safe

Fifth Amendment Still Here?

Once again we with Predators have shone
A terrorist has no bodyguards, you are always alone
This has been a ten year war with sacrifices beyond belief
Families and loved ones struggling through times of grief
Forces of terror always wanting to slaughter innocents on our shores
Brave men and women another tour to pull a bloody oar.
We killed Bin Laden and unlike the thousands blown into pieces and bits
Buried him albeit in crab heaven according to Islamic writs
But he was not a citizen only a terrorist that needed to die
But now we have taken one of us with a missile over a Yemen sky
Only before in the movies or the books of fiction best
Do we allow our government to kill without 5th Amendment test
We all wish to rejoice but maybe with a slight warning chill
Which of us may be the target when without trial our government wishes to kill.
© Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet October 7, 2011

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