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To: Citizen Blade; Antoninus

“Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street
For all the people to see”

That doesn’t sound like due process of law to me. Notice I didn’t say the song is strictly about vigilante justice, though, nor that it had anything to do with race.


13 posted on 08/08/2008 8:44:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Tax-chick

AS an obscure law professor once said — “it is understood that there must be “due process”, the question is just how much process is due.”


16 posted on 08/08/2008 8:46:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Tax-chick
That doesn’t sound like due process of law to me. Notice I didn’t say the song is strictly about vigilante justice, though, nor that it had anything to do with race.

Well, that depends what your definition of due process is. The due process that exists today is positively byzantine compared to what existed even 100 years ago, let alone in the Old West.

Anyway, you're right to the extent that the song is ambiguous. It's certainly not worth the steam that Blumenthal is letting off about it.
33 posted on 08/08/2008 8:59:23 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin in 2008!)
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