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Personally I think we should treat these non-uniformed combatants like spies.  Give them a military tribunal for trial, if found guilty (i.e. they were fighting or otherwise opposing uniformed troops without wearing uniforms themselves), then take them out and shoot them.  As far as torture, we simply must not permanently leave a mark on them (hit them, but don't bruise them) except to execute them.  As far a counsel and all that jazz, give them a JAG officer, that's it.

As far as spending money on education and all that, forget it.  The Arabs have been at war with everyone since Biblical times, we will never change that.  They will be at war with everyone even if the U.S. cease to exist.  Isreal has also fought them for 1000's of years, giving up land for peace is stupid - they will never be at peace.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: are you voting this year?
« on: June 29, 2004, 04:05:51 PM »
I always vote, if you don't what right have you to complain?

Freak is the best, Freak is the best!  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I don't like calling you Freak, I'd rather call you  Normal Nice Guy.

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I am in the same situation as jfbruin, in addition, I might ride my bike for 10 blocks or so.  I would like a pack capable of handling all this.  But $165 for a backpack?  Maybe I'll check ebay.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: have you told your employer yet?
« on: June 27, 2004, 02:25:40 PM »
I told my boss almost a year ago and he's been cool, he even promoted me, but now that it's getting closer to August I am beginning to get poor shifts and I've already trained my replacement.  I finally said something to the scheduling manager and this next schedule I have better shifts so we'll see.  In general I think I did the right thing, but maybe not the most financially astute.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I guess all law students are going to hell??
« on: June 26, 2004, 11:37:57 PM »
Ok I suppose a Christian ought to weigh in on this topic even though I'd rather not.

Issue: Are all lawyers going to hell?
Holding: no, all lawyers are not going to hell.

Analysis:  To a Christian the Bible is like the casebook, statutes and executive commands all in one (i.e. the law).  Why do people go to hell?  Sin (Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.".  What is sin?  Well for the point of this discussion it's dicta, because of Romans 3:23 (For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God may differ slightly depending on translation)  However, to help those who don't know (Ecclesiastes 12:13) "Fear God and keep his commands for this is the whole duty of man."  If we don't Fear God and keep his commands then we sin.  So great we say, we're all going to hell because we all have sinned.  Well the answer is in Romans 10:9 "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you will be saved."  Once someone has done this they are a Christian (whether or not they are a lawyer).

So why then do these "Jesus Freaks" have so much against lawyers?  Well there is a general feeling among the public that lawyers must lie to do their jobs or more specifically "bear false witness."  (See Exodus 20:15 "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."  They simple don't understand that lawyers don't (shouldn't) bear false witness that would be against the law.  They may emphasize their clients strong points and down play their weaknesses (even do their best to keep them from being mentioned) but they dare not lie for fear of being disbarred.  In fact, Romans 13:1-2 "Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.  Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves."  Therefore lawyers representing their clients to the best of their ability are following the law (and therefore God).  

It gets a bit sticky in this country because authority basically rests with the majority with laws made to protect minorities.  It's especially sticky because the Bible is one looooong case and finding all the black letter law will never be done.  However, a Christian should treat the Bible like a constitution, if the law of the land contradicts the Bible then you follow the Bible, if not you must follow the law of the land. (ok so this paragraph is mostly dicta).

Anyway, a lawyer can be a Christian; a Christian lawyer might represent Christians taken to court.  Perhaps they have a "calling" to represent the poor or maybe they feel called to help influence the law of the land to a more Christian bend.  Whatever the case may be there certainly are places for them to practice law as Christians.  

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