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What Constitutes a Fair Trial? - by Andrew P. Napolitano

• Lew Rockwell
The trial of the alleged masterminds of 9/11, which began last week at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will address some of the most profound issues of our era. Are natural rights truly inalienable, as Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, or can the government take them away from those it hates or fears? Does the Constitution protect the rights of all persons who come in contact with the government, or does it protect only certain Americans, as the government argues? Can the government deny a person due process by changing the rules retroactively, or is the Constitution's guarantee of due process to all persons truly a guarantee?

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Comment by Robert Bilyeu
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Thanks Pure Trust.  I totally agree.  It certainly appears to me that the inmates are running the asylum.

Comment by Ed Price
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Yeah! And what about dual citizenship? Like where you are a Government official where you hold Government restrictions on your rights at the same time that you are a free person?

Or what about when Government tries to deceive you into thinking that you are a government official without an office (citizen) when you are a non-Government official with an office (Citizen).

And what about when Government lies to you, says they didn't, and won't accept it when you shove their points of lie right in their face? Ask Marc Stevens at www.MarcStevens.net about this one.

Comment by Robert Bilyeu
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The Declaration of Independence 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, to me, begs certain questions.  To borrow from former President William J. Clinton, "it depends on what the definition of is is".  Does ALL MEN simply refer to the American people or does it refer to the World populace?   Do the poor and downtrodden in Third World Countries possess the same unalienable rights?   Do those whom we engage in conflicts with possess the same rights?  Does rank have it's privilege?  Do those who are wealthier or more powerful possess more rights than those who are poorer and weaker?

In Article I, Section 8, clause 16 Congress is given EXCLUSIVE  Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States,. 

The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution created a new class of citizen, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside".  This begs the question who is the Creator of the Corporation?  Who is the Creator of the "United States Citizen"?  Do we indeed have "Unalienable Rights" or do we have "Privileges and Immunities" granted by Congress.

 I personally would really appreciate anyone who is much more versed and better educated on this subject to enlighten me.  Thanks

 

 


Comment by Jerry Alexander
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"FOX" news is served straight up.They throw in a cube of " Napolitano",and maybe a cube of "Stosil" to make if go down easier but! if you drink enough,you will still get drunk.


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