FDR Fireside Chat Reference In Scott's Tower Calendar

Attorney Chase attychase@comcast.net
Wed Mar 20 14:50:27 EDT 2013

Believe it or not the CSA had a Constitution that very much tracked the US 
Constitution and incorporated the Bill of Rights and concepts of due process 
in it.  See http://www.usconstitution.net/csa.html#A1Sec9 Thus if the CSA 
combatants were being excluded in the comment from the requirement to 
provide due process because they were no longer citizens of the US, they 
would have been covered by their own CSA Constitution's provisions of due 
process. (Article 1, Section 9, Clause 16.)

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> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:37:52 -0400
> From: A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com>
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> Subject: Re: FDR Fireside Chat Reference In Scott's Tower Calendar
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> On 3/19/2013 1:27 PM, Attorney Chase wrote:
>> N.B. Neither side gave the other due process as they tried to kill each 
>> other at Gettysburg.
> This is the nub of the issue as I see it.  There have long been
> occasions when the government has killed American citizens on American
> soil without due process, and in a number of instances it is considered
> acceptable.  The Civil War was an example, though it can be argued that
> Confederate soldiers didn't count as US citizens at the time, since they
> had relinquished their citizenship.  But what about when police take out
> a gunman or a hostage-taker to stop him from killing (more) people?  To
> what process is he entitled? The question isn't whether the government
> is justified in killing citizens on US soil, it's just when and under
> what circumstances it's acceptable.  And that's not entirely an easy
> question. 

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