Skip to comments.A Command of the Law (BARF ALERT)
Posted on 11/27/2008 3:49:38 PM PST by OL Hickory
That is why I am thankful above all that the next U.S. commander in chief is a constitutional lawyer. Nothing has been more damaging to the United States than the violation of the legal principles at the heart of the American idea.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Infinite capacity for self deception alert.
The Constitution is not a suicide pact.
This is satire ... right? If not, then my gosh, this author is an idiot ... an Obot!
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ok my bad....
I doubt it would make the US safer, but if it is proven one of these guys was improperly imprisoned, I'd be in favor of an apology and compensation.
But it appears the vast majority of those imprisoned were indeed guilty.
I found it fascinating that the author uses terms from the criminal justice system look at the situation.
LOL, me too. This is downright silly.
So lets see how Obamunism treats the Second Amendment.
Google up "Racist Origins of Gun Control" and see what you get. (If you no nothing of this, look for the GerogiaCarry.org publication entitled "Disarm the Negroes; The Racist Roots of Georgia's Gun Laws" published in November, 2007
What makes Hussein a ‘constitutional lawyer’? That he taught a night course, thanks to his ‘credential’ of being the first affirmative action chief of the Harvard Review. He has, to my knowledge, never published an article on the constitutoin nor argued in front of the Supreme Court.
I agree somewhat. In this case, the only individuals who should have had any exposure to the constitution in the first place were American citizens who violated US law in the US.
Other than that, there was never really a purpose for Gitmo.
By international law, non-uniformed fighters that conduct offensive operations against civilians have very few rights. If captured, they can be executed with a minimum of fuss. Once captured, they retain this status, so can be interrogated then disposed of.
If anything, Gitmo should have been used as a “Potemkin village” to attract lawyers and creative jurists. The only persons put in Gitmo should have been either innocent or “return to sender”. So no matter what happened, little or no harm would come of it.
As far as the real cutthroats, brigands, thugs, and creeps, they should have been kept in the field, and sent to a hospitable place like Afghanistan, where they would never be seen again.
“Other than that, there was never really a purpose for Gitmo.”
I figured that Gitmo was a play for time by the Bush administration. Whether or not it turns out to be illegal, legal, or effective, the whole battle has taken 7 years and during that time the bad actors have been off of their stage.
The strange part for me is that the MO for middle-eastern extremist groups (PLO et al) is that hostages are kidnapped to be exchanged for prisoners. Refresh my memory, but has there been a demand for any of those Gitmo residents by their home boys back home?
the fact that the next U.S. commander in chief is a constitutional law expert and former law professor.
May I see a sample one of his expert papers on constitutional law?
Thats what I thought!
But back to the law, which is what defines the United States, for it is a nation of laws.
So why is O-bamboozler spending a fortune on a gaggle of attorneys whose sole mission is to defend him from lawsuits requesting that he disclose documentation — such as his vault birth certificate — confirming him to be a natural born citizen, as mandated in the constitution, in order to be President of the United States?
The Alan Keyes lawsuit addresses the above question of Obamas qualification to be President, as follows:
PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE
WHEREFORE, Petitioners respectfully prays:
90. That the court issue a peremptory writ in the first instance barring Respondent Secretary of State of California, Ms. Bowen, from both certifying to the Governor the names of the California Electors, and from transmitting to each presidential Elector a Certificate of Election, until such documentary proof is produced and verified showing that Senator Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States and does not hold citizenship of Indonesia, Kenya or Great Britain. In addition, this writ requests that the court issue a peremptory writ barring Respondent California Electors from signing the Certificate of Vote until such documentary proof is produced and verified showing that Senator Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States and does not hold citizenship of Indonesia, Kenya or Great Britain.
Let me see if I have this straight. Obama will pull the Federal Government out of every enterprise not allowed of it by the Constitution? This may be a better President than I imagined!
Did I miss anything?
Hey Roger Cohen, does this violation of law cover Democrats illegally going into State-owned databases and digging up dirt on Republican opponents and supporters?
Republicans passing laws to limit your freedoms = bad
Democrats ignoring laws intended to safeguard your freedoms is normal
Oh, man, I'm glad the turkey was mostly digested before I read this.
Should have been:
You know the NYT does not recognize that the Second Amendment protects a "right of the people", but rather a "power of the state". When they even acknowledge that it's part of the Constitution at all.
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