Jun 22, 2013 11:01 AM GMT
GAMRican saidFor any individual to usurp the rule of law is to fundamentally undermine the agreements upon which our society exists.
GAMRican saidWe elect our legislative branch and executive branch. We balance these with a judiciary. There is an imperfect but adequate system of checks and balances in place with mechanisms for U.S. citizens as a nation to adjust on a periodic basis.
For any individual to usurp the rule of law is to fundamentally undermine the agreements upon which our society exists.
Bradley Manning entered into agreements of trust with the United States. He knew the law and the consequences for breaking the law. For whatever reason, including any personal moral or ethical motives, he chose to break the law. If proven guilty by a legal entity, then he is a convicted criminal and must pay for his crime.
dayumm saidMakes total sense that SHE'll be doing some significant time, as it's part-and-parcel of the risks SHE took. But after all this war-hunger dies down, I do hope the lion's share of HER 35 years get commuted. Do no more time than one would expect those who committed the war atrocities SHE revealed would do. The latter imperil our security as much if not more than SHE did.