I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself … I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
~ Roger Baldwin, Founder of the ACLU
Now that we have gotten through the most important, most critical and most influential issue facing our great nation, THE GIANT’S SUPER BOWL WIN, we now have the time to handle a ” minor,” ” insignificant,” and “unimportant ” issue facing our country – the attempt by the Left to manipulate and redefine the CONSTITUTION by forcing the Courts to further their own agenda!
First, Let’s set the stage. In 2002, Jose Padilla, was first detained, then arrested, convicted, and sentenced as an enemy combatant to 17 years in prison, for plotting to set off a “dirty” bomb on U.S. soil.
The case was reviewed by 10 civilian courts as well as the Navy. What could be more “cut and dry ” than that?
Well, the Left in their “anti war, anti Bush, the U.S. is responsible for ALL terrorist behavior,” mentality decided to carry this case to the next level by SUING U.S. OFFICIALS, for PERSONAL LIABILITY! Sounds ridiculous? Well not to the ACLU and the National Litigation Project at Yale Law School!
What they are trying to do is to intimidate U.S. Officials, to damage their reputations and thus, make it difficult for them to get promoted and advance in their careers! Included in the suit are Pentagon Officials, Navy Brig Commanders, Donald Rumsfeld and dozens of others! Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? But not to those involved and NOT to those who value our constitutional protections and the rule of law!
Finally, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals UNANIMOUSLY upheld the lower court decision to throw out the suit! Judge Harvey Wilkinson spoke for the Court and sanely ruled that ONLY the President and the Congress are given powers over military affairs, NOT THE COURTS!
On the surface, this case may appear trivial and inconsequential. But, it is another example of the Obama Administration and the Left’s attempt to REWRITE and REDEFINE the Constitution and allow the Courts to proactively attain their own agenda!
It is up to all of us to pay attention, learn the issues, stay informed and remain vigilant!
In today’s world it becomes more and more apparent why judicial appointments are crucial to maintaining our Constitutional Democracy and our freedoms!
10 MONTHS UNTIL NOVEMBER!