Tuesday, December 29, 2009

By Executive Order

As of 12/ 17 by executive order from the President: US citizens are now subject to INTERPOL authority. DO NOT FEAR, terrorists will still be afforded rights under the US Constitution!

In all seriousness, the following is taken from threat watcher's article: Executive Order Amended to Immunize INTERPOL In America - Is The ICC Next?:

Last Thursday, December 17, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order "Amending Executive Order 12425." It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new level of full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies and select other "International Organizations" as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.

By removing language from President Reagan's 1983 Executive Order 12425, this international law enforcement body now operates on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

You can read the actual executive order for yourself here:

Jake Tapper from ABC news, gives a great history and context on his blog: Just What Did President Obama's Executive Order regarding INTERPOL Do? - Political Punch From Jake's article, I understand that this order takes the power away from the people (protected under the Constitution) and switches it to the President. Because now his branch is the only office to decide when they are under search and seizure and the Freedom of Information Act. HMMMMMM - if Bush was the only one with that power, I wonder how people would feel?

Here is a great article questioning this decision and explaining the implications from NRO: Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law?

Again, threat watcher has an even more grim perspective suggesting this is the first step to the Rome Treaty and placing the US under the International Criminal Court system, but oh how libs love to minimize and attack those who point to slippery slopes! Executive Order Amended to Immunize INTERPOL In America - Is The ICC Next?

Here is what I know. Harold Koh, who is the President's legal advisor to the State Department, is a transnationalist. I think we can infer the President is as well. This means that they truly believe it is in the best interest to submit to international law as the most sovereign and not the US Constitution. Justice Ginsberg & Kennedy are transnationalists, who often site international law over the constitution in decisions on the US Supreme Court.

Here is how I think this has happened. The United States has slowly removed God from our nation. However, the Declaration of Independence so wisely states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This was done so that we would all have rights that cannot be taken away by another man, another institution, another government.

In other words to deny a person rights under our constitution requires that they be dehumanized. We saw this with slaves in the Dredd Scott case of 1857. The US Supreme Court declared black people were property to be bought, sold, or killed. Proponents argued that the opponents’ morality should not be forced on slave owners who had the right to choose. We see this same argument and decision in Roe V Wade in 1973. The unborn are not legal persons. If they were, they too would have to be afforded rights and protections endowed by their Creator.

But we have kicked God out of the public square. We've argued the constitution was written by old slave owners who knew nothing. We argue it is not a fixed document, but a living, breathing, ever changing document. Our best and brightest, most intellectually elite, Yale and Harvard educated (Koh & Obama) firmly hold it is a document open to interpretation. We no longer look to rights established by our Creator. So where do we look? Enter in the transnationalist. These judges believe they need to look for answers in an authority higher than themselves, so they have determined they will look to the international community. You see Bob Dylan said it best, as humans we will have to serve somebody. Religious serve their God. Communists serve their leader. Transnationalists serve the international governing agencies. And the power hungry greedy? They serve themselves of course.

It is the natural outcome of a philosophical worldview. However, too many of us no longer follow our conclusions to their natural end anymore. We don't have time to follow the bunny trail and examine what we've been sold. We buy the window dressing and take what we're served. We don't question. It's wrapped in a pretty package and it sounds so nice and sparkly: hope and change; shiny and bright; new not old. We accept. What's wrong with hedonism? Why are we so constrained by these rules and natural laws? Let's just evolve! And if we really pretend that there is no evil and therapy is the cure, we can all just have a nice sunshiny happy hoppy feel good day.

God save us! In my humble opinion, yet another reason the church holds socialism is evil. It inherently denies the failing of humanity, or as my husband said best: "All Governments, and agencies, are altruistic, benevolent and for the greater benefit of its people. Until they aren't..."