Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, 7 months ago

    fair enough.

  2. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    I love this one. I hate that America has allowed our (all of our) Constitutional rights to be trampled in it’s quest for artificial safety. We have become a nation of facists.

    One has to wonder if people won’t look back on this time much like we look back at Nazi Germany and ask “Why would anyone go along with this evil.” Why didn’t the American people tell the political class – NO!!!!

    Don’t get me wrong – I recognize that there is evil in the world and I want it stopped as much as the next person. But I’m not willing to turn a blind eye to the shortcuts we afford “Homeland Security”, The FBI, DEA, etc. They argue they need these extraordinary powers to keep us safe. I’m willing to tolerate more risk in order to fetter the government appropriately. We are under pseudo-martial law all the time now.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    Bloom County recently portrayed lawyers as they are commonly perceived: given a client who had committed multiple serial murders, a new attorney asked, ‘What do you want me to do? Lie?’ To which everyone shouted, ‘YES!’

    But lawyers do lie. Defence lawyers lie to their clients: ‘If you hire me, I’ll get you off. Retainer in advance, of course.’ Most defence lawyers then spend the retainer on a few drinks and sleep through the trial. As decent citizens, good defence attorneys know that their job is to help the prosecutor ensure that justice is done and their client is not just found guilty, but given the stiffest possible sentence.

    I’m sure Sulaiman’s lawyers are happy the US government is making their jobs as easy as possible\ by prohibiting any defence.

    In an exceptional legal system like the one in the US, the accused have no right to any defence. If they weren’t guilty, they would never have been accused. Our guiding legal principles are: 1) Guilty unless proven innocent beyond the shadow of a doubt; and 2) Better a thousand innocents are executed than that one guilty terrorist gets off and has the chance to kill millions.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    And as always when lawyers are involved all common sense and reason will be disallowed.

  5. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, 7 months ago

    I sometimes criticize Ted for going over the top — I’m as liberal as they come, but he goes over the top. This one’s right on target, though.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 7 months ago


    Well stated. A very clear and accurate assessment. It’s embarrassing at times to be an American, for reasons such as this.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago


    The Nazis failed, however Stalin and Mao did alright with their kangaroo courts and “legal” proceedings. They all have more in common with the Crusaders and inquisition. I’d say all dictatorships of mostly any kind are like that. We are approaching it in leaps and bounds. GWOT is a nice excuse for it it seems. Most people, 70% still go along with it.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Prosecuting attorneys also lie. Along with the police and judge to incarcerate and even kill innocent people. No one ever goes after them for conspiracy and murder.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @Kris Jackson

    Sometimes the only way to shock people out of complacency is to go over the top. Another is to switch roles.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago


    Keeping the torture up in Abu Gharib had nothing to do with Al Queada or Osama bin Ladin. It was only and excuse to destroy whole countries and perform infamies every bit as bad as the Germans and Russians invading Poland and Japan invading China.

  11. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 7 months ago

    My God, man, you can’t be serious! A trial in which long beards and drones cannot be discussed is hardly worth having at all.

  12. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, 7 months ago

    @Kris Jackson

    I thought liberalism was all about going over the top.
    In any case, is Rall going to appear on Hannity again soon.

  13. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    And both sides also agreed to ban: judges, juries, trails and jails. Isn’t the American Justice system wonderful?

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