Military Tribunals Are an Affront to Our Constitution

R. Lee Wrights posted the following article at this morning:

On the day he quietly and subtly begin his re-election campaign, President Obama again demonstrated that he has no intention of upholding the oath he took to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The president had his attorney general announce that he has reversed his decision to try accused terrorists in federal court, and instead, will subject them to judgment by military tribunals.

While this president has no qualms about taking this nation to war without consulting Congress, or getting a Constitutionally-required declaration of war, he caves in when Congress interposes itself in the administration of the federal justice system; and, impedes the president’s duty and responsibility to enforce the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.

Military tribunals are an affront to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the legacy of our national heritage. Those who fought for American freedom and independence were intimately familiar with a despotic government that rendered the military “independent of and superior to the Civil power,” which deprived people “of the benefits of Trial by Jury,” or which transported them “beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.”

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