Didn’t Barry say he was going to close GITMO? Wonder which groups are targeted for internment, will the decision be made by a low level staffer?
Via The Washington Examiner
Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. Sign Up for the Politics Today newsletter!
“You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
The local Associated Press report quotes Scalia as using a Latin phrase that means “in times of war, the laws fall silent,” to explain why the court erred in that decision and will do so again.
“That’s what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot,” Scalia said. “That’s what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It’s no justification but it is the reality.”
Family Security Matters
The United States is now facing an existential crisis due to executive tyranny, legislative malfeasance, judicial complicity and journalistic partisanship.
The Obama administration is corrupt, authoritarian and antithetical to the principles upon which the country was founded, and there are precious few in Congress, either party, who are willing to step forward and stop the violations of the Constitution.
Preston, ID: Chief Geddes poses with his department’s new MRAP
What the hell is going on in Idaho? When I was there, I knew there was a “Progressive” infiltration in the state, but since I left, it appears the state has gone a dark shade of blue with deep red commie politics surfacing. I started seeing warning signs last year, not long after I left. Chief Ken Geddes of Preston, Idaho, a small town of about 5,000 which has about as much crime as Mayberry, decided that ravenous hordes of rioters could descend on his hamlet and asked for and received an MRAP to defend the good people of Preston. He’s far from alone… every two-bit burg out there is getting their own military weaponry and donning stylish fascist attire. The DHS was more than glad to help him out and prevent an impending redneck apocalypse. Free of charge, because we just can’t risk bands of roving zombie constitutionalists out there, ya know. Safety first. So proclaimeth Chief Geddes:
The Free Patriot
After the Department of Justice raided the Gibson Guitar facilities, seizing tonewood which is used to make the instruments, the wood has been returned, and poetic justice is about to play a beautiful tune. Back in 2011, the DOJ descended on the facility in the name of the Lacey Act, which is a law that bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood. Gibson Guitar’s CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz. settled with the DOJ in 2012 after agreeing to pay a penalty. The tonewood as since been returned to Gibson and will be used in a new celebration series for the guitar company, called “ Government Series II Les Paul”.
The Gibson Guitar company has always been for fighting the establishment, so when the ‘establishment’ came collecting stocks of tonewood imported from India to their factory in Nashville, Gibson wasn’t going to simply let it go without a fight. The confiscated wood was a loss to Juszkiewicz’s company to the tune of $2-$3 million. A legal battle ensued, subsiquently costing Gibson extensively in legal fees and time. The fierce fight ended in an agreement with the Department of Justice for Juszkiewicz to pay a $300,000 penalty and an additional $50,000 in a community service payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
In another instance of targeting conservatives, Gibson was a victim of such by the federal government, due to the ideological stance the guitar makers supported. They fought it and won and resolved it and now have yet another amazing product to have been produced by them, maybe the best one yet. The Gibson website states, “The Government Series II Les Paul, is a striking new guitar from Gibson USA for 2014 that suitably marks this infamous time in Gibson’s history”
This new line of guitars start $1,099 and come equipped with a pickguard hot-stamped in gold with the “Government Series” graphic, which is a bald eagle hoisting a Gibson guitar neck.
“Each Government Series II Les Paul also includes a genuine piece of Gibson USA history in its solid rosewood fingerboard, which is made from wood returned to Gibson by the US government after the resolution,” the website states.