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B.O., You Stink (Part one of two)

Date: 01 January, 2012

By: Chief

Imageow's that for starting the new year off right? I thought it was not only:

Signed into law

On the very last day of 2011, December 31st, B.O. became a part of history. While vacationing in Hawaii with his family he signed into law H.R. 1540, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012." Yessiree, with one quick stroke of a pen B.O. wiped out all Constitutional:

which our founding fathers and many, many more citizens, throughout our 200 plus year history, have fought and died to protect and pass down to us — to We the People. Gone. Just frigging gone. It is enough to make you heave.

Now, according to "Administration officials," quoting AP, B.O. signed the law after Congress made some changes to protect Constitutional rights. Oh hah. Quoting from the AP:

"Obama's signature caps months of wrangling over how to handle captured terrorist suspects without violating Americans' constitutional rights. The White House initially threatened to veto the legislation but dropped the warning after Congress made last-minute changes.

[. . .]

"The administration also pushed Congress to change a provision that would have denied U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism the right to trial and could have subjected them to indefinite detention. Lawmakers eventually dropped the military custody requirement for U.S. citizens or lawful U.S. residents.

" 'My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens', Obama said in the signing statement. 'Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation'."

Did you catch that little twist of words? B.O. saying "will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens." Yeah, that one. So as long as an American citizen has a trial date or a get out of military jail date — that person(s) can be detained by our military forces. What a dirt ball and liar B.O. is.

Traditions? Who the are you kidding B.O.? It is inked within our Constitution — the supreme law of our land. Indeed, quoting the Fifth Amendment:

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

In other words President Stinko, you simply cannot hold a civilian. Period. Ya gotta have an indictment or presentment. And it must be from a Grand Jury. Got that Mr. "Senior Lecturer?" Obviously you don't.

And if that isn't enough for you, here is the Sixth Amendment:

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have Assistance of Counsel for his defence."

Look at the very fist sentence. Indeed look at the first four words — "In all criminal prosecutions[.]" The operative words there are all criminal. Not just 'some', 'most' or 'a few', but all. Being that you certainly appear to have trouble understanding basic English, I strongly suggest you go back to school. Starting at the third grade. That seems about right to me.

Also, let us not forget this handy dandy little clause within the Sixth Amendment — "a speedy and public trial." Hence B.O. locking someone up — indefinitely — is a violation of the Constitution. And, just in case you have forgotten, it — is — the document you have sworn to uphold and protect. You rabid cur.

Lastly here is the final clause of Section I, of the XIV Amendment:

"[N]or deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Any person means just that B.O. Citizen or not. You must afford them the equal protection of the laws. Oh, don't forget the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment you scumbag.

Congress

The rabid curs in Congress are just as dirty as B.O. in this one. It is Congress after all who initiates legislation and either passes it, amends it or kills it. Therefore Congress is just as guilty as B.O. for this legislative screw job.

Consider Lindsey Graham, a senator from the state of South Carolina and a colonel in the Air Force reserve. He had this to say about free speech (quoting Wikipedia):

" 'Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war', and claimed that 'during World War II, we had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy'."

Ah, Lindsey old boy, even though you are a lawyer, you might want to consider reading the First Amendment. It really isn't all that long and, heaven forbid, you might actually learn something. But I doubt it.

However, for your enjoyment and enlightenment, here is the entire First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Let me shorten it up for you —

"Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech."

So, no Lindsey, you and your crack team of dirtbags are not going to "limit" our Constitutionally protected right of free speech. You scurvy bounder.

Now when it comes to "indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens" why old Lindsey is completely in favor of it. Quoting the British Guardian:

"Graham added that it was right that Americans should be subject to the detention law as well as foreigners. 'It is not unfair to make an American citizen account for the fact that they decided to help Al Qaeda to kill us all and hold them as long as it takes to find intelligence about what may be coming next', he said. 'And when they say, I want my lawyer, you tell them, Shut up. You don't get a lawyer'."

By the way Graham pushed for passage of the "Real ID Act," the "Patriot Act" and is a firm believer in interventionist foreign policy, ie., all of these middle eastern military misadventures. Some patriot he is. The founders of our country must be doing back flips in their graves. I don't blame 'em in the least.

Happy New Year.

Continue on to part two.

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