Wisechief Jefferson taught us, along with the Founding Fathers, that detention without trial is one of the hallmarks of totalitarian regimes. All throughout history, tyrannical regimes have used this tactic to silence their critics, and hide their crimes. From Henry the Eighth to Hitler to Stalin, this method has proved one of the favorites of the Miscreants of History.
And now it’s President Obama’s turn. In a speech on May 21, the President proposed overthrowing the Bill of Rights, which requires that the government charge you and give you a speedy trial, by insinuating the heinous practice of “prolonged detention” into our legal code, that is, indefinite detention without a charge being brought or a defendant’s prompt trial. This piece of Fascist scat has been dressed up by the President as a new and necessary part of our legal system, although we’ve survived without it very nicely for nearly a quarter of a millennium.
In his speech, Obama criticises Bush’s “ad hoc” method of dealing with legal issues, but then goes on to say that he will “reshape the standards” in line with the “rule of law”, a phrase which he used several times in his speech. It never seemed to occur to our very bright President, that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is the Law of the Land, and anything that directly contradicts these documents is an attempt to overthrow the “Rule of Law”. He mentions that al-Qaeda and its affiliates are at war with the United States, but he fails to mention that anyone who deliberately tries to overthrow the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is in a state of war against the Law of the Land. Obama talks of a “legitimate legal framework” in phrases reminiscent of Governor Romney’s pledge, made during one of the Republican televised debates, to “call in the lawyers” and see how he could get around the Constitution. It’s obvious that Wisechief Jefferson well knew what kind of caitiffs would be coming down the line several hundred years from his time, still trying to impose tyranny on human beings.
Obama went on to talk of “developing an appropriate legal regime” outside of the courts, and even the military commissions, in order to be able to hold people for “prolonged detention” — that is, indefinite imprisonment without trial, without a sentence, or without saying how long they will be held. In other words, 100% pure unadulterated Fascism.
In never seemed to cross the President’s supposedly brilliant mind that some future tyrant in America, a Hitler, Stalin, Mao, or Franco, could use such a law to round up and jail forever their political opponents, or that a law that directly contradicts the very clear demands of the Bill of Rights could be unconstitutional. Fortunately, brighter minds like legal scholar Jonathan Turley, and Senator Russell Feingold, have pointed out that this latest Fascist proposal of the Obama Regime is almost certainly unconstitutional, and would fail a court test. Happily, Senator Feingold is going to hold Congressional hearings on this obscene proposal, so that the whole Fascist stink of the latest Obamaism will be able to be inhaled by the American Public.
The constant stream of totalitarian legislation coming out of the Obama administration should be a wake-up call to all those Democrats who truly favor the Rule of Law over all the unconstitutional early meanderings of the Obama regime: the massive giveaways to the corporate business sector at the public’s expense, the continued persecution of medical marijuana proponents by the Federal government in states that have legalized it, the “voluntary national service requirement”, the expansion of Bush’s faith-based initiative, the continuation of the military commissions and the continued suspension of habeas corpus, the failure to prosecute torture, and the escalation of the war into Afghanistan and Pakistan.
President Obama is the greatest threat to the American Constitution since President Bush. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Hooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf