The Supremes, and no, not the singers …

The recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States clearly shows what happens when one branch of the government oversteps into the realm of another. The Black Crows are placing the people of the United States, indeed, of the world in great and grievious danger.

“The Constitution… is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please.” —Thomas Jefferson

Those words alone, from a Founder, should be cause for all those concerned with the protection of America and her allies to sit up, and listen. That said, I will defer to the great people over at The Patriot Post to explain just what this utter abortion of justice will mean.

“All hail the imperial court. In a bitterly divided 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in Boumediene v. Bush that alien enemy prisoners, waging a jihad against the American people and captured by our military in a war authorized by Congress, have a right—under our Constitution—to petition our courts for their release. So doing, the Court invalidated laws it had only recently implored Congress to enact, laws that provided these prisoners with generous protections never previously extended to enemy operatives in American history. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer, dictates that Americans must regard enemies as if they were mere criminal defendants, entitled to an exacting legal process—access to discovery, witnesses, counsel, etc.—that will, as a practical matter, make it impossible to detain them without shutting down interrogations prematurely and informing the enemy of our national-defense secrets. There can be no justification for this stunning conclusion… The runaway justices say that foreign al-Qaeda killers detained in Cuba can march right into the federal district courts and demand what, suddenly, are their constitutional rights. In those courts, judges—without guidance and emboldened by the high court’s usurpation of war powers—will be encouraged to make it up 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, which is certain to halt any questioning—and thus any revelation of lifesaving intelligence—before it can even start? Full-blown 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.” —National Review

“Now that the Supreme Court has seen fit to affirm a variety of rights of terror suspects held at Guantanamo, a new book is out exposing the harsh realities of Gitmo—the diet on which detainees have gained weight—the soccer fields and basketball courts—the letters home about mild weather and beautiful sunsets—and the detainees who don’t want to leave.” —James Robbins Break “Once upon another time, namely Franklin Roosevelt’s, most of a group of German saboteurs that had infiltrated this country were caught, tried by a military tribunal that was convened by executive order for that purpose, promptly convicted and then executed—all within seven weeks. Can anyone imagine that kind of swift and effective justice from this court?” —Paul Greenberg

Sympathy for the devil: “Next, we turn to the Supreme Court, which… handed the Bush administration a stinging defeat. The justices ruled 5 to 4 that foreign terror suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay prison do have a constitutional right to challenge their detention in court. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the president and the Congress can’t switch the Constitution on and off at will.” —ABC’s Charles Gibson on the court’s spin on the Constitution Break “The ruling essentially tells the Bush administration no more halfway justice at Guantanamo, that the detainees there, according to Justice Anthony Kennedy, ‘have the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus.’ That simple statement gives the 270 detainees the right to challenge their detentions, not at a military tribunal, but in front of a U.S. judge. … Lawyers for the detainees called it a victory for America’s reputation around the world.” —CBS’s Wyatt Andrews **Not to mention a victory for our enemies

And so it goes on, life that is.

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2 Responses to “The Supremes, and no, not the singers …”

  1. TexasFred Says:

    Common sense from the American Judiciary.. Are you drinking again?? 😕

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