Sunday, September 26, 2010

Has tyranny truly arrived in America?

"The Obama administration urged a federal judge early Saturday to dismiss a lawsuit over its targeting of a U.S. citizen for killing overseas, saying that the case would reveal state secrets."
So what the Obama DoJ is saying, in effect, is:

1. We get to decide if you are a "threat" without showing you or anyone else the evidence and your U.S. citizenship is no defense, i.e. you have no due process of law with regard to the charge.
2. We get to decide what to do about that, up to and including assassinating you. Again, we need not show any evidence of why you need to die, so you have no recourse there, either.
3. And if you or your proxies have the temerity to challenge us in court, we will simply refuse to meet you there, citing State Secrets.

Three strikes, you''re out.

Or dead, as the case may be.

This is insane.

The Constitution expressly forbids the U.S. government to take life or liberty "without due process of law" and this is supposed to be a government of laws, not of men.

Why, why, WHY are we not rioting in the streets about this?

If this is not tyranny, what is it then?

Read the rest at MilPub

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link over to Milpub.

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  2. We're not rioting now because enough of us believe (1) those targeted for execution aren't American enough to qualify for due process and (2) we love bullshit from on high. State secrets is an example of judicial activism, but it's the kind of activism half the population likes. The fact that the first case citing state secrets turned out to be an excuse for the feds to hide embarrassing evidence on behalf of the Air Force is beside the point. We love bullshit!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_secrets_privilege#Supreme_Court_recognition_in_United_States_v._Reynolds

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  3. I think another answer can be found in my entry above.....

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  4. (3) We love shitting our pants. The most important people on earth have the most to fear. Titillating goodness on a regular basis.

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