Tonight my son and daughter-in-law came over. He asked if I had received his e-mail. (I hadn’t as I seem to be a bit forgetful in that department…..Hey! I did get Joe’s e-mail today! Thanks for the nudie pics! )
In all seriousness, this was the e-mail:
A letter written by John Locke in 1689. This reminded me of your friend who claims to be a constitutionalist but clearly despises Muslims. Locke says,”Let any one have ever so true a claim to all these things, yet if he be destitute of charity, meekness, and goodwill in general towards all mankind, even to those that are not Christians, he is certainly yet short of being a true Christian himself.” Those words from a true lover of liberty. The letter is long.
Yes, it is long (puts B. to shame.) I guess my son’s been peeking into my other life here. Hmmm…
After speaking on Muslims and our mutual agreement that the middle-eastern Muslims are fundamentalists who are back-asswards in their thinking, the conversation took a different spin…. That would be everyone’s favourite choir boy: Bradley Manning. (Remember; that Wikileaks fella?)
Basically our argument boiled down to me saying that he is consigned to the military and should have obeyed the rules, and my son saying that the rule of law applies equally to him under the Constitution. In other words, he feels that because it is our money, we should know of what the hello is going on over there and be rid of the CIA-style secrecy about what happens. My argument is that national security must have its privacy.