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  • masanga@talktalk.net
    Is planet earth being prepared for liberation into open cosmic society, or for deeper cosmic isolation under a totalitarian global tyranny? Reading the article
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 21, 2009
      Is planet earth being prepared for liberation into open cosmic
      society, or for deeper cosmic isolation under a totalitarian global tyranny?

      Reading the article below may help you decide.

      See: http://www.rense.com/general88/supreme.htm

      Regan
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      Supreme Court Guts Due Process Protection
      Naked Capitalism
      12-21-9

      Reader Walter passed along this distressing sighting from Chris
      Floyd's blog.

      American civil liberties were gutted last week, and the media failed
      to report it.

      Anyone who is arbitrarily declared a "suspected enemy combatant" by
      the president or his designated minions is no longer a "person."

      The development? If the president or one of his subordinates
      declares someone to be an "enemy combatant" (the 21st century version of
      "enemy of the state") he is denied any protection of the law. So any
      trouble-maker (which means anyone) can be whisked away, incarcerated,
      tortured, "disappeared," you name it. Floyd's commentary:
      (http://chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1887-dred-scott-redux-obama-and-the-supremes-stand-up-for-slavery.html)

      After hearing passionate arguments from the Obama Administration,
      the Supreme Court acquiesced to the president's fervent request and, in a
      one-line ruling, let stand a lower court decision that declared torture an
      ordinary, expected consequence of military detention, while introducing a
      shocking new precedent for all future courts to follow: anyone who is
      arbitrarily declared a "suspected enemy combatant" by the president or his
      designated minions is no longer a "person." They will simply cease to exist
      as a legal entity. They will have no inherent rights, no human rights, no
      legal standing whatsoever - save whatever modicum of process the government
      arbitrarily deigns to grant them from time to time, with its ever-shifting
      tribunals and show trials.

      It is hard to overstate the significance of this horrid decision.
      The fact that the Supreme Court authorized this land grab says we no longer
      have an independent judiciary, that the Supreme Court itself is gutting the
      protections supposedly provided by the legal system. Per Floyd:

      In fact, our most august defenders of the Constitution did not have
      to exert themselves in the slightest to eviscerate not merely 220 years of
      Constitutional jurisprudence but also centuries of agonizing effort to lift
      civilization a few inches out of the blood-soaked mire that is our common
      human legacy. They just had to write a single sentence.

      Now Floyd saw this mainly as an issue of the treatment of enemy
      combatants and Obama hypocrisy about torture, which is bad enough:

      The Constitution is clear: no person can be held without due
      process; no person can be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. And the
      U.S. law on torture of any kind is crystal clear: it is forbidden,
      categorically, even in time of "national emergency." And the instigation of
      torture is, under U.S. law, a capital crime. No person can be tortured, at
      any time, for any reason, and there are no immunities whatsoever for torture
      offered anywhere in the law.

      And yet this is what Barack Obama - who, we are told incessantly, is
      a super-brilliant Constitutional lawyer - has been arguing in case after
      case since becoming president: Torturers are immune from prosecution; those
      who ordered torture are immune from prosecution.let's be absolutely clear:
      Barack Obama has taken the freely chosen, public, formal stand - in court -
      that there is nothing wrong with any of these activities.

      Yves here. The implications are FAR worse. Anyone can be stripped,
      with NO RECOURSE, of all their legal rights on a Presidential say so.
      Readers in the US no longer have any security under the law.

      Roman citizens enjoyed a right to a trial, a right of appeal, and
      could not be tortured, whipped, or executed except if found guilty of
      treason, and anyone charged with treason could demand a trial in Rome. We
      have regressed more than 2000 years with this appalling ruling.

      http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2009/12/supreme-court-guts-due-process-protection.html
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