We would have to trust that such an assembly would not go off the rails. Without leadership that fosters tolerance, and organization that fosters conduct of business, the assembly could make conflicts worse in chaotic, unproductive ways.
We know only what happens when we keep truth – and desire to know truth – buried in our memory’s buried cache. Then we have only pain without relief.
Law professors remind us that violations of habeas corpus are against the law.
Your select group finds itself isolated, condemned to impotence. When that happens, the final fall of the guillotine’s blade will be just as swift for the would-be saints as it was for their victims.
The greater good comes at a high price when you pay with your autonomy.
Mobs do not even want power or authority. They would not know what to do with power or authority if they acquired it. They merely want to destroy, and they want others to see them do it.
That poor guy is suffering so much. We all want to knock the policeman off, but the uniforms and the guns are too much. No one wants to get shot, and most of us are black.
Domestic law enforcement might become effective again, and the army would solve its recruiting problem. Moreover, each force could make better use of its training in its new role.
Start with budgets, leadership, employment contracts and qualifications, disciplinary processes, training programs: administrative details every organization must address to function effectively. Academic concepts like systemic racism do not give you traction you need for deep change.
We need to accept the fact that this president, if given the opportunity, will try to be a dictator.
The FBI expects to police the 2020 election, secretly. First priority: do not get caught. They understand now that partial transparency does not work.
I know the word criminal conveys more contempt than one would like, but crimes include blatant violations of the Constitution, and of the rights we hold under the Constitution.