God Bless America. The trial of Dzokhar Tsarnaev and the best instincts of a people.

A few days ago, certain ‘senators’ and ‘congressmen’ suggested that Dzokhar Tsarnaev be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than in the full light of the rights due to him under the US constitution.

President Barack Obama has shown that he is better than that. So have the American people.

Dzokhar Tsarnaev will be charged for his horrendous crime under US law. In a US court. And his life or liberty will be confiscated by a righteous jury of his peers.

Today is a great day for the US constitution, and the freedoms it enshrines. It is a great day for the victims of a tragedy, who will now get their day in court, and see justice done on the man who has wounded them so deeply.

It’s rather a bad one for Lindsay Graham, John McCain, and anyone else who betrayed their pledges of allegiance this week.

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