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Thursday, June 19, 2008

THE RULE OF LAW STILL APPLIES EVEN WHEN IT"S DIFFICULT

[1] [2] [3] [4] During World War II, the leaders of the Japanese military and those surrounding the Emperor were followers of the Shinto cult. Japan also had Buddhists, Confucius followers and few other sects, but the Shinto's ruled. Shinto's asserted Japan's superiority over all other nations. It maintained that the Japanese rulers, and the Japanese in general, were descended from the Sun Goddess. Emperor Hirohito (before his spectacular postwar rehabilitation at the hands of the General MacArthur and the U.S. Occupation) was reviled in wartime America.

The willingness of the Japanese soldiers, particularly the kamikaze (the " Devine wind of the gods" suicide pilots)to sacrifice themselves for the emperor was devastating. This fervor killed many thousand American troops, and disgusted and terrified Americans.

Fast forward 63 years, and we have another kind of religious warrior. The Muslim terrorist bomber, who straps on explosives and walks into a crowded public place and blows himself and everything and every body around him/her to eternity! This new version of a Kamikaze does not fly an airplane loaded only with enough gas to get him to his target, and the rest of the plane filled with explosives. He/she is the instrument of destruction! In both the Japanese and Muslim situations it is a warped religious fervor that allows them to perform their heinous acts.

Today we here in the USA, have a very un-supreme court that is playing the role of a Kamikaze on the instrument that was the foundation of the this free country. The Constitution! The ruling passed down last week on Boumediene vs. Bush by the Kennedy led court, was as much of a destruction to our Constitutional as was the Kamikaze plane that slammed into the Bunker Hill aircraft carrier in 1944!

Prior to this left wing attack on the Constitution, aliens had no rights under the Constitution that guides and protects citizens of the United States of America. But with a stoke of Kennedy's pen, non-citizens who have never set foot in the United States, even alleged terrorist aliens, get special constitutional privileges because they were caught trying to kill Americans.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer,all leftists who vote as a block, dictated that Americans must regard enemies as if they were just criminal defendants, entitled to an exacting legal process including access to discovery, witnesses, counsel, etc.—This decision will make it impossible to detain them without shutting down interrogations prematurely and possibly informing the enemy of our national-defense secrets. I ask you, what was their justification for this decision, other than a fervor for the Deity of the Left. Destruction of our Constitution, and to substitute One World Government! "The runaway" justices say that foreign AL-Qaeda killers, detained in Cuba can have access to the federal district courts and demand what, suddenly, are their unearned Constitutional rights.

In those courts, judges emboldened by the high court’s usurpation of Congressional and Presidential war powers, may be emboldened to make decisions as they go along: More access to classified information? Subpoenas commanding the testimony (and cross-examination) of our soldiers regarding the circumstances of capture? Miranda warnings? Prompt access to counsel,speedy trial ad nausea.

Sensational trials in the criminal-justice system with the same presumptions of innocence, privacy, and other privileges vested in American citizens? And who will adjudicate the resulting mess? Our imperial court, of course.” source:— National Review

We are at war, At least 75 Senators, including Kerry and Hillary and 296 Congressmen voted for the war in Iraq. During combat approximately 10,000 prisoners have been captured. Of this group about 800 have been sent to Guantanamo, Cuba where they can be interrogated to obtain information that might save the lives of the men and women who are voluntarily in Iraq and Afghanistan to fight the terrorists. Since their capture 100 plus prisoners have ben released with a promise they would not return to the war sites. Intelligence reveals that at least 30 have returned to Iraq to kill more Americans!

If what the "Kennedy five" did with their decision was not the equivalent of Judicial murder,it was a bold attack on the war effort that we must win. That makes the Kennedy sycophants at the very least, giving aid and comfort to the enemy!

the judiciary simply has no power over enemy combatants in wartime. Such power is committed to the executive as part of the commander in chief's power, and thus implicitly denied to the judiciary, just as is the power to declare war is unilaterally committed to Congress. Kennedy's ruling thus effectively overturned the congressional declaration of war -- the use of force resolution voted for by Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, 75 other senators as well as 296 congressmen. If there's no war, then there are no enemy combatants. This is the diabolical arrogance of Kennedy's opinion.

THE FINAL QUESTION WE MUST ASK OURSELVES, IS DOES CONGRESS DECIDE WHEN WE GO TO WAR, OR DOES THE SUPREME COURT? AND AFTER WE ARE AT WAR, DOES THE COURT HAVE THE RIGHT, UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, TO DECLARE THAT INCARCERATED PRISONERS ARE ENTITLED TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE NEVER IN THIS COUNTRY UNTIL CAPTURED





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