for king and country
- Jan 20, 2007
Patriots might consider trading a draft pick? Edgy.Um. I don't know, Peter. There are a lot of possible ways that could go. I'm no pro football writer or anything, but hasn't Belichick taken some flak for trading his high picks the last few years? It's arguable (at least in some parts of the internet) that they were one player away from winning it all in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011. One player. Yet BB often trades high picks. What if he didn't for one of those years? What if they had drafted a hot young receiver in 2006? What if they had drafted another offensive lineman in 2007? Who knows? And, frankly, isn't New England a "live-for-today" team? I mean, Brady isn't getting any younger. Maybe BB should think about moving up in the draft, no?
I guess my point is, Peter, I'm eager to hear your thoughts on this, because I am curious. This is a pretty huge draft for the Patriots.
Are you suggesting that there might actually be a significant moral imperative to developing a system of law to promote justice and right in the world rather than... wait for it... letting the King decide?SWEET!
But seriously, isn't it plainly obvious between this and the wierd "let-the-American-soldier-be-tried-for-murder-in-Afganistan!" comment a couple weeks back that King doesn't simply not understand the law (whatever), but actively avoids trying to engage in any analysis of it whatsoever? And, that would be fine (preferable, in fact), except he loves to bring up legal issues in his football blog! And, for the record "This is one of those cases where what's morally right [should trump legality]" is some pretty wishy-washy standard writing, there Peter. Who gets to be the moral arbiter? You?
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