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Message 1281864 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 12:20:18 UTC

Is it?

Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution!
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust":
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Free & Brave America
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Message 1281980 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 17:36:05 UTC

They think they are free.
Does that count?
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Message 1282065 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 22:49:25 UTC - in response to Message 1281980.
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They think they are free.
Does that count?


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Message 1282120 - Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 3:12:10 UTC

Thats why some people dont want a death penalty. Its cases like this that point out that DA's are some times overly zealous and just plain wrong.


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Message 1282125 - Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 3:27:48 UTC
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That's because the court system does not equal justice. It's a theatrical contest between the prosecution and the defence. Both sides want to "win" and whether the defendant is actually guilty or not guilty sometimes takes a back seat

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Message 1282126 - Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 3:30:59 UTC - in response to Message 1282125.

That's because the court system does not equal justice. It's a theatrical contest between the prosecution and the defence. Both sides want to "win" and whether the defendant is actually guilty or not guilty sometimes takes a back seat

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I can agree with that. But Im sure America isnt the only country where that happens.
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Message 1282130 - Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 3:43:49 UTC - in response to Message 1282126.

It's a universal problem. If anything the British/Australian courts with their bewigged judges and Queen's Counsels is even more theatrical than their US counterparts.

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Message 1282225 - Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 14:01:27 UTC

I wonder holland, norway, sweden are more civilized free countries compare to rest of the west.
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