Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) told reporters that civilian courts are well-suited to prosecute al Qaeda terrorists and that “if people don’t believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else.”
Conrad also dismissed a question about the rights of terrorists captured on foreign battlefields and the rules of evidence in terms of a civilian court trial as not serious.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Nov. 13 that five suspects in the 9/11 attacks would be tried in a civilian court in New York City instead of facing a military trial.
Hey Conrad. You can kiss my ass, sir.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The Tenth Amendment.
The Constitution was designed specifically with the purpose of limiting the powers of the federal government while preserving the power of the States. Not preserving the rights of some cracked in the head extremist nutjob.
Yet, today, the federal government has managed to become a leviathan; its tentacles protruding into every aspect of its citizen’s lives. One tentacle reaches into your pocket while the other gives your money to someone else. It hovers over its citizens with the intention of protecting them, but concomitantly suffocates them. Even worse, it ignores them while slapping them in the face with a grand standing trial of a terrorist.
Where is the constitutional authority for a mandatory federal retirement program; or a mandatory health care system; or a Department of Education? These are powers reserved for the States as per the Tenth Amendment.
Like an insatiable beast, this leviathan lives off of two main food groups: paychecks and ignorance. Foolish appeasers promise to feed the beast even more of these foodstuffs.
The current batch of Democrat cool aid drinkers have promised college for everyone, free health care for everyone, free kindergarten for all kids, continued retirement for everyone, a cure for cancer, renewable energy for everyone, and five thousand dollars for every newborn; all of these programs thrown on the back of citizens that these demagogues consider to be too wealthy. In fact, the supposedly wealthy now fund 50% of tax receipts despite only consisting of 5% of the population. Furthermore, these taxpayers are taxed at a higher rate than the rest of their countrymen.
From where does the federal government derive such power? It certainly is not provided by the Constitution.
And if you don’t like that Mr.Conrad….you…can leave.