[UPDATE to "Resisting Arrest - Sitting Down" :: Thursday, September 9, 2010 - Actually, they do have the right.]
"Obama wins the right to invoke "State Secrets" to protect Bush crimes." Glenn Greenwald's reveals how Bush and Obama have taken the U.S. government obove and beyond the law.
What does it take to write and establish criminal laws? Not much, it seems. Here's a good example by Robert Knight of the kind of logic needed:
KNIGHT: ACLU says 'Right to life . . . most fundamental of all rights'
"But only if you're a terrorist, not a baby"
Local police do have the defacto right:
"U.S. citizens have a right to know what conduct may subject them to execution at the hands of their own government," Mr. Spitzer (ACLU lawyer Arthur Spitzer) wrote. "Due process requires, at a minimum, that citizens be put on notice of what may cause them to be put to death by the state. ... Both the Constitution and international law prohibit targeted killing except as a last resort to protect against concrete, specific, and imminent threats."
Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a statement, "The U.S. is careful to ensure that all its operations used to prosecute the armed conflict against those forces, including lethal operations, comply with all applicable laws, including the laws of war." [Emphasis added]The Law is there to protect and defend against the corrupt and perverse. Their depths of deprivation know no bounds: Report: Abu Ghraib photos Obama is censoring "show rape" and sexual torture of men, women, and children.
Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted the Abu Ghraib inquiry, confirms ...And the last straw comes from The Atlantic: The Untamed Prince - "What Tyranny is This"?
And, most tragic of all, those who say they care about liberty above all - the tea-partiers who invoke the founders - seem only too willing to surrender every liberty for the prize of a security against a threat we cannot even measure, and to bow down before a new king (and probably warrior-queen) rather than elect a new president. *** [T]his is so plainly not a nation under the rule of law anymore. And there are very few political issues more important than that.When "concrete, specific, and imminent threats" are lies inspired by fear and conjured up in the paranoid minds of liars, they, the paranoid liars, become the Law - The Absolute Ruler.