American Citizenship Ain’t What it Used to be
In recent years, with the proliferation of today’s view of legal precedence, judges are more and more in the driver’s seat where making law is concerned. On June 12, five justices decided that suspected terrorists captured in foreign lands were to be tried in an American civilian court with full Constitutional Rights guaranteed to U.S. citizens. This is strange policy considering that these kinds of matters have been handled in military courts for years.
Some freedom fighters contend that this finding is outrageous because the ruling impedes the national ability to fight the “War on Terror”. The Supreme Court has decided that foreigners must be treated as American citizens. What is alarming is not the scuttlebutt between the judicial branch and the legislative branch. Judges have been creating law for years. Just look at the likes of Roe v. Wade and you will see creative lawmaking at its’ finest based on what is called legal precedence. Contention and power plays are old hat with firmly planted politicians and judges. Both are guilty of rendering the Constitution as little more than a piece of paper with trite suggestions.
What is truly alarming is the “dumbing down” of America. Because of this ruling, everyone in world can theoretically be tried in an American court as an American citizen. Being a citizen of this country no longer holds the power or benefits that it once did. The ability of foreigners to receive special Constitutional privileges in the name of proper justice has crashed the glass ceiling of American Rights.
Some consider the measured crime of these foreigners as terrorists as the reprehensible act that shames the Supreme Court. What is reprehensible is the systematic destruction of the U.S. Constitution in the name of a new brand of justice. Foreigners and aliens in the United States cannot have the same rights and privileges as American citizens. To receive Constitutional Rights in the past, it was certainly held that being a citizen was necessary. In fact, the desire of many was to join this country as a naturalized citizen because of the unique system and privileges held in this country. Apparently, this is no longer the case.
Whether you approve of terrorists or not, these foreigners have received approval by the Supreme Court for full protection under Constitutional Law. Does it really make any difference what crime has been perpetrated? Aliens, at least until now, have not been guaranteed Constitutional Rights. With the erosion of law by illegals over the last twenty years and the political power they hold, the rights of the citizenry are not nearly so grand or desirable. Anyone can come into this country and live off the welfare state. Anyone can come into this country and fully expect to do as they please if they please and in many cases, are never deported. Aliens often possess the illusion of American citizenship. After all, isn’t everyone in this country here on a legal basis? Obviously, this conclusion has rendered the rights of an American citizen as an honorary title to be traded for political and judicial expedience in the name of mercy, propriety and human rights. Being an American just isn’t what it used to be.
The Supreme Court has just ruled that terrorists have the right to be tried under more lenient laws than U.S. troops, live in more comfortable accommodations and to receive the support of public defenders coupled with the full benefit of American liberties.