Thursday, July 19, 2007

President Exec. Order Supersedes the 5th Amendment

Let's recap what the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states:

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

Two days ago the President, George W. Bush, gave this executive order rescinded the 5th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America by ordering that a person in the United States can be deprived of life, liberty, and property without due process of law, by order of the Dept. of the Treasury, in cooperation of the Dept. of Defense, against those they believe pose a threat to the reconstruction of Iraq.

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq

(Office of the Press Secretary, The White House, July 17, 2007)

Where is it we live?