And when will the first American Citizen be seized on U.S. soil, denied his Constitutionally-protected rights, and rushed away to face charges as a “war criminal” in some foreign court? Any day now, according to the DC Examiner.
…the Obama order reverses a 1983 Reagan administration decision in order to grant Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, two key privileges. First, Obama has granted Interpol the ability to operate within the territorial limits of the United States without being subject to the same constitutional restraints that apply to all domestic law enforcement agencies such as the FBI. Second, Obama has exempted Interpol’s domestic facilities — including its office within the U.S. Department of Justice — from search and seizure by U.S. authorities and from disclosure of archived documents in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by U.S. citizens.
The fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth Amendments in the Bill of Bights have hereby been revoked by The Anointed One, with nary a whimper and the slimmest of notice. Presidential edict buried in bureaucratic minutiae can now trump the supreme law of the land.
Just for nostalgia, here’s the kind of government we used to have.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
How long will the evils delivered on our liberties on a seemingly daily basis remain sufferable to us? After how many assaults on our freedom do light and transient reasons become deeply serious and perpetual in their duration? Would our founders have muttered angrily about at injustices such as these while taking no action, or would they have risen up to overthrow such tyranny? I’m not so sure. Questions like this become ever more difficult to satisfactorily answer.
If the intent of President Obama is to foster an insurrection in this nation during his first term, he’s doing a darned fine job of laying the groundwork.
UPDATE: Also covering this: UCV, which brings up the point that Article 2, Section II of the Constitution may have been violated since the treaty that Obama is implementing in this Executive Order hasn’t been ratified by the Senate. Heck, if you’re going to throw away half of the Bill of Rights, why not throw away Constitutional provisions regarding the ratification of treaties as well? It sure will make international “global warming” mandates easier to implement if international treaties can be adopted through Executive Order rather than having the Senate, as incapable as it currently is at making rational decisions, have some oversight powers as part of the “checks and balances” our Constitution enacted.
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