Holder's New Standard of Due Process

On March 5, 2012 our Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr. gave a speech at Northwestern University Law School in Chicago.  The topic was to defend the President's authority to execute any American -- anywhere, anytime -- without due process or habeas corpus.  The President did that last year to an American named Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.  Al-Awlaki was accused of being a radical cleric and a major propagandist for Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.  This Holder argues was "operational support" for the 9/11 attacks.  Now I know we all have pretty strong feelings about 9/11 and the idea of spilling a little terrorist blood in revenge sounds pretty good.  But is that our way?  Do we not believe that our rights to due process derive from natural law, which is governed and authored by nature's God, our Creator?  Yes we do, those very words can be found in the Declaration of Independence.  Why did we give trials to captured Nazis after World War...(Read Full Post)

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