Sunday, June 15, 2008

SCOTUS disgrace: Foreign terrorists captured abroad held to have same rights under U.S. Constitution as U.S. citizens

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It's a sad, sad day for our country. A majority of the members of the United States Supreme Court have shown themselves unable to distinguish between an existential military struggle — quite literally, a war over the very existence of western civilization — and ordinary street crime committed by U.S. residents wholly within America. The obvious and inevitable consequence of today's Supreme Court decision will be that terrorist killers presently in captivity, captured at the cost of American soldiers' lives and limbs, will be released instead of punished, and they will return to killing both Americans and others again.

Make no mistake about it: This was a naked, arrogant power grab of wartime, war-fighting power by the liberal wing of the Supreme Court. This is Anthony Kennedy, John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, and Stephen Breyer doing their dead-level best — not to protect you and me from the terrorists, but to protect the terrorists — and to prevent Congress and the president from protecting you and me!

This is a landmark ruling we didn't have time to discuss last week on the show. Please get informed and read the entire entry at beldarblog

5 Comments:

At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Supreme Court and the rest of the legal system is out of control. You have Ruth Bader Ginsberg that sleeps while they are in session, and the other fellows smile and giggle. Congress needs to pass a law, them and the Supreme Court needs to retire at age 70. You have half dead people, with half brains, running this country; and wanting to be President of this country not to forget insane McCain..

 
At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sikh Disney Lawsuit. Now they are going after Disney, because they can't wear turbines... Ohh, the story say's a beard, now.. But I thought mustaches were banned, per Walt Disney, back in the 60's.. OK, 1M for Sikh, minus $330,000.00 for slip and fall just call lawyer, a little bit for Mel and the immigration attorney's plus expert witness expenses. $10.00 for Sikh, but a another win for Allah, and CAIR.. We shall see..

The legal system in this country is totally out of control.

re: article Orlando Sentinel.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-disneysikh1708jun17,0,3086066.story

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All it says is that they can question their confinement. That is the only way to get the legal process going. You are distorting this whole thing way beyond reason. But that's what radical right wing radio is all about.

 
At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sikhs are not Muslims. Try studying world religion 101 before you post your ignorance. Sikhs are mandated by their faith to wear a beard, turban and a metal wrist band. If Disney fired someone for being a "Christian" you would never hear the end of it on radical right wing radio. I would support anyone who is discriminated against because of faith. Someday you could lose your job because of your beliefs! Think about it.

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger Pat Campbell said...

Anonymous said...
"All it says is that they can question their confinement. That is the only way to get the legal process going. You are distorting this whole thing way beyond reason. But that's what radical right wing radio is all about."


Utter nonsense! You clearly did not read the court's opinion...

And in the more fiery dissent from Justice Scalia:

THE CHIEF JUSTICE’s dissent, which I join, shows that the procedures prescribed by Congress in the Detainee Treatment Act provide the essential protections that habeas corpus guarantees; there has thus been no suspension of the writ, and no basis exists for judicial intervention beyond what the Act allows. My problem with today’s opinion is more fundamental still: The writ of habeas corpus does not, and never has, run in favor of aliens abroad; the Suspension Clause thus has no application, and the Court’s intervention in this military matter is entirely ultra vires [i.e., beyond the Supreme Court's own power].

 

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