The Death of Osama bin Laden and the Definition of Justice

So yes…the US has reportedly finally killed Osama bin Laden, our one-time ally against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Last night, hundreds of young people in DC and NYC took to the streets to gleefully chant “USA”, and revel in the success of the US military. Motivating most of this revelry is the belief that justice has been done. It is this point that I am having a hard time accepting.

The Death of a Dream

Man has always dreamt of flying.  Our history is full of examples going as far back as the Ancient Greeks with the tale of Icarus.  Leonarda Da Vinci was dreaming of flying machines during the renaissance, the Montgolfier brothers were soaring the skies in hot air balloons before the American Constitution was written, and the Wright brothers hold the record for the first flight of an airplane.  Since that historical flight back in 1903, planes became the main fighting force in WW2 which was up until then the privilege of the Navy and had been for centuries.  The Comet became the first passenger airplane in 1949 to utilise jet engines.  Man broke the speed barrier for the first time in recorded history!  Man had achieved his dream and then some.  Man could now fly.

TSA and the constant assaults on our liberties

While we sit down on our couches and watch the news, we can be fairly certain that the government is assaulting our liberties probably every time they convene in Washington D.C.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is a part of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which was authorized under the Patriot Act takes it to whole new levels almost daily.

Not only do they pat you down & search your bags, but people don’t understand that the mere existence of TSA is stifling business throughout the entire airport.  Whether it be for the airlines or the companies that operate out of the airport that sell merchandise, I’m sure profits have declined drastically since the TSA has taken over the reigns of security checks.

America’s Sturmabteilung

Sturmabteilung – The SA (also known as stormtroopers or brownshirts) were instructed to disrupt the meetings of political opponents and to protect Hitler from revenge attacks.

One thing I have always admired about the Founding Fathers is there simplicity.  They didn’t obfuscate words or require over a thousand pages of literature to write the Constitution.  They understood that the more laws you make, the less free a society is.  That’s why the Constitution is a relatively small document compared to the reams of crap that DC churns out each year.

For example, the 4A states;

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized