Thursday, May 24, 2012

Washington Wages War Against Your Due Process Rights

Congress Washington wages war against Your due process rights

Before the dust began to settle around New York City’s twin towers, Washington’s political elites were contemplating the benefits in sheer legislative power a terror attack of such magnitude could bestow upon the benevolent despots of Capitol Hill.

In a secretly recorded 1992 address to the Bilderberg Organization, Henry Kissinger made this statement: “Today’s Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened [their] very existence.” Though Kissinger was speaking to potential domination by a world ruling order, his message can be readily applied to the United States alone where “individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of [the people’s] well-being, granted to them by their…government.”

Since 9/11, the American people have faced the prospect of another attack, one potentially far more deadly than that which transformed New York. And the federal government has taken advantage of the accompanying fear and uncertainty–both “real and promulgated”–to create legislation devoid of any regard for the Constitutional rights of American citizens.

From the Patriot Act with its massive expansion of governmental authority to gather information to the threat of indefinite incarceration of American citizens by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Congress has initiated an endless assault on the freedoms affirmed in the Bill of Rights. The exchange of news and ideas has been imperiled by numerous legislative attempts to control the free flow of information on the World Wide Web. A bill was introduced in the United States Senate threatening the forced expatriation of anyone believed to be a supporter of terrorism. The Senate has already passed a measure that “…allows the federal government to revoke the passports of anyone accused of owing back taxes.”

And New York Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation designed to prevent anyone removing their wealth from the United States unless the IRS receives a healthy cut of it first.

Each of these laws and prospective laws represents a direct attack on due process rights, the “…legal requirement that the state must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person…”  For it is a common theme in each statute that accusation alone is sufficient to warrant the prescribed penalty. No proof of guilt is required; no charge or indictment need be presented. There is no right to a fair and public trial, no right to an impartial jury, no right to appear in or even present a defense, and of course, there is no right to bail.

Without the guarantee of due process, groups and individuals are easy prey for the almost limitless power of the state. And that is the goal of a clear majority of legislators–to allow the government to punish or rid itself of those who disapprove of its laws and methods without the cumbersome, Constitutional requirement of having to prove actual guilt.

Corrupt, power-hungry politicians predictably claim each new assault on liberty to be necessary for the safety and security of the American people. But contrary to Kissinger’s promise of a “grateful” and “willing” public, Americans have not meekly relinquished their rights to the state. Countless lawsuits have succeeded in overturning large portions of offending statutes while the internet and many media organizations have exposed the unconstitutional nature of others. And Americans across the country have armed themselves as they have at no other time in our history.

D.C. criminals will continue the attack on freedom until they are stopped for good. And that day may come far more quickly and decisively than any of their ilk could imagine.

 Photo credit: Jessie Owen (Creative Commons)
An open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu 
By: Diane Sori

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,

It seems to me that the time for talk is over as your hand is being forced to decide which fork in the road Israel will take against those out to kill you.

With Mahmoud Abbas continuing with his ridiculous demands that you freeze Israeli settlement construction and that you recognize the pre-1967 borders in exchange for peace; with Abbas’ continued threat that if you don’t comply with said demands that he will again seek recognition of a Palestinian state from the UN General Assembly; with Jimmy Carter, our joke of an ex-president, once again butting into Middle East affairs he has no business butting into like his 'supposed' monitoring of the Egyptian ‘fixed’ elections and his meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to discuss developments in the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation efforts (Jimmy forgets that meeting and negotiating with a terrorist is treason); with enemy troops being amassed along your Syrian border funded by the ever-loving Ahmadinejad; and most serious of all, with his and Iran's stalling for yet another three weeks the talks on its nuclear so-called 'peaceful program' (yeah right), Israel is simply running out of time to chose which fork in the road it will take...and with all due respect, I believe you know it.

Mr. Prime Minister, I know you are a man of peace who honors and abides by the tenets of democracy but you know as well as I do that sometimes peace does not come at the negotiation table but comes as the victor in war, and it seems that war is being forced upon you.  While an armed clash with Iran might be stalled a bit longer while what will prove to be useless economic sanctions continue to be put in place, I think you know the bottom line is that you cannot negotiate with a madman who wants to wipe you, your country, and the Jewish people off the face of the Earth. 

I also know and understand that Iran will most definitely reach a point, and fairly soon is my guess, where their nuclear components will be beyond the strike realm of the Israeli Air Force, and that it would take a joint US-Israeli effort to stop them from bringing a bomb to fruition.  I pray that if need be, that we would stand united with Israel and join with you in a ‘shock and awe’ campaign like never seen before, thus ending the Iranian threat to the world once and forever.  

BiBi, and I hope at this point that I can call you BiBi, I fully understand that Israel has the God given right to defend itself against all you perceive as her enemies for Israel is a sovereign nation, but sadly you must accept as fact that we have a current president who is NOT on your side, a president who not only sides with your enemies but also sends them millions and millions of dollars said to be for humanitarian aid but which we know is used for anything but. 

BiBi, let me make this as clear as I can...Barack Hussein Obama is NOT going to help you, is NOT going to help Israel, and will NEVER help the Jewish people, because it’s ingrained down to his very core that you, Israel, and the Jewish people are his enemies.  And while Barack Hussein Obama will use taqiyya to try and fool you that this is not the case, I know you are wise enough to recognize his deceptions and lies.

I’m not a mind reader, BiBi, and I would just be guessing as to what your final decision will be, but I do believe I can safely tell you that ‘We the People’ of the United States of America stand wholeheartedly behind you, behind Israel, and behind the Jewish people.  I will even go so far as to say that some of us would want to join you in the fight for Israel's survival if you would allow us to.   

The dangerous chess game that Ahmadinejad started has now reached the point where checkmate is inevitable.  I also know that Ahmadinejad has met a formidable chess player in you, and I know for sure that it will NOT be Israel that is wiped from the game board.

Your friend and supporter in America,
Diane Sori  aka ‘The Patriot Factor’