The Supremes hollowed out the Constitution of the United States of America last week. I must have been washing my hair when the MSM went to DEFCON 1. Says Chris Floyd:
Here’s how the bad deal went down. After hearing passionate arguments from the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court acquiesced to the president’s fervent request and, in a one-line ruling, let stand a lower court decision that declared torture an ordinary, expected consequence of military detention, while introducing a shocking new precedent for all future courts to follow: anyone who is arbitrarily declared a “suspected enemy combatant” by the president or his designated minions is no longer a “person.” They will simply cease to exist as a legal entity. They will have no inherent rights, no human rights, no legal standing whatsoever — save whatever modicum of process the government arbitrarily deigns to grant them from time to time, with its ever-shifting tribunals and show trials.
The ruling concerns (for now) Gitmo detainees. Obamses may be right that His Word alone is sufficient to declare someone a non-person and that anything – kidnapping, incarceration, torture, disappearance etc. – can be done to them with no recourse and that even the constitution is no barrier to this. He must be right since the nine custodians of the Law handed down their tablets, and they said yes.
I’m just struggling to recall when and where He and His army of supporters campaigned on this message, that the Emperor should be able, with a wave of His hand, to have other humans declared non persons and stripped of legal protections.