Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This is interesting...

Glenn Greenwald claims that many prominent persons in national politics have openly conducted business with (and essentially become lobbyists for) a Federally designated terrorist organization -- a crime that is punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment. Many other people have been prosecuted for simply advocating on behalf of such organizations after speaking with representatives on the organization (without taking any money).

In other words, Greenwald claims that these people are above the law. If they are above the law, then there is no law.

As Lee Adama said:
if you are telling me we are throwing out the law, then I am not a captain, you are not a commander, and you are not the president. And I don't owe either of you a damned explanation for anything.

Here's the original report from the CSM. I may just have to subscribe again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Libertarianism is more or less predicated on regarding the liberal rule of law as a myth.

The National Security State demonstrates this point conclusively because the degree these laws apply to you depends on your security clearance/classification.

The political economy of security clearance/classification lies at the very heart of historical libertarian class theory