What do you think of the case of John C. Pemberton, a Pennsylvanian who was stationed in Minnesota and D.C. right before the Civil War started who then fought for the South.
Was it wrong for Lincoln not to ask a judge before going after him and other Confederate officers in Vicksburg? Was that a violation of due proces?
I prefer to think that due process for someone that joins the Confederacy is to treat him like any other officer in the Confederacy (and I imagine the Confederate administration treated Southerners who went North the same way, and that seems perfectly reasonable to me).
Just asking because the same dumb arguments are out in force with the CIA director confirmation hearings. It was very nice to hear Dianne Feinstein speak out clearly on this one.
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