Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Torture Bill- binding the supreme court?

Torture Bill States Non-Allegiance To Bush Is Terrorism
Legislation tolls the bell for the day America died, birth of the dictatorship
By Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones

Buried amongst the untold affronts to the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and the very spirit of America, the torture bill contains a definition of "wrongfully aiding the enemy" which labels all American citizens who breach their "allegiance" to President Bush and the actions of his government as terrorists subject to possible arrest, torture and conviction in front of a military tribunal.
The After five hours of searching through the 80-plus page bill, Alex Jones, who won the 2004 Project Censored award for his analysis of Patriot Act 2, uncovered numerous other provisions and definitions that make the bill appear as almost a mirror image of Hitler's 1933 Enabling Act.

The Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz in German) was passed by Germany's parliament (the Reichstag) on March 23, 1933. It was the second major step after the Reichstag Fire Decree through which the Nazis obtained dictatorial powers using largely legal means. The Act enabled Chancellor Adolf Hitler and his cabinet to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag..

In section 950j, the bill criminalizes any challenge to the legislation's legality by the Supreme Court or any United States court. Alberto Gonzales has already threatened federal judges to shut up and not question Bush's authority on the torture of detainees.

"No court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider any claim or cause of action whatsoever, including any action pending on or filed after the date of the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, relating to the prosecution, trial, or judgment of a military commission under this chapter, including challenges to the lawfulness of procedures of military commissions under this chapter."

The Bush administration is preemptively overriding any challenge to the legislation by the Supreme Court.

i looked at the bill and this is indeed what congress passed! the supreme court was not invented to choose sides on abortion, though that is what we have turned them into. it exists to keep both the congress and the president from voting/vetoing in laws that give them too much power! that is why we have what they call a system of "checks and balances". this clause says it is not only against this bill for the supreme court to hear appeals by the lawyers of our current "enemy combatants", but also against the law for any court to challenge the constitionality of h.r.6166 and i cant believe that the highest judges in the land are going to take the loss of this power sitting down...

the terrosists will win because we are too placated by our suvs, cable tv and xanax to think that our ideals are more important then our utter safety. also, the commonality that exists in the united states is our support of the constitution, not religion, and the iraqi war (which we now know never had anything to do with 9/11, al-qaida had no presence in iraq under saddam, and bush used limited and faulty so called "intellegence" on WMDs to get the people's support) has been turned into a religious war, but it was really started over oil, which i will talk about when i have the opportunity to get back to saddam hussein and why he was a risk to the powers that be in this country. anyhow, life is dangerous, and supporting justice makes it even more so, but i am done being powerless in my fear...


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