Here’s a question for our chief RINO – Arlen Spector… What part of “We the People of the United States of America…” don’t you understand?
The US Constitution (linked in the blogroll) is written by and for citizens of the United States. It is not written for the people of France, Spain, Afghanistan, or Saudi Arabia or any other country. It is clearly and specifically written for United States citizens and nobody else.
Now that we have established this basic fact, let’s take a look at Article I Section 9 of the US Constitution. Paragraph 2 says, “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” (Habeas corpus is simply the right to appear before a judge to determine if a person is serving a lawful sentence or imprisonment.)
Can someone (Spector?) please explain to me how that applies to foreign warriors, picked up on the battlefield and being detained in a military prison outside the US? In the context of the US Constitution, it does not apply.
If we are to apply Constitutional protections and rights to all the people of the world, should we not allow Iraqi citizens to vote in our general elections? No. Why? Because the Constitution is written for US CITIZENS! How hard is this to understand? A 4th grader could understand this.
Not Arlen Spector – he doesn’t quite get it. He thinks that the Constitutional protection given by Article I, Section 9, paragraph 2 should be granted to foreign warriors trying to kill US soldiers in war.
No foreign terrorist should ever be given the Constitutional protection of habeas corpus or any other, for that matter.