The Obama Administration is even further off base than I thought. A case that made its way to the Supreme Court left even those troglodytes gasping. The case involves a wife whose husband had an affair. The wife decided to try to kill the offending hussy and since she was a microbiologist she tried to poison the offending bitch. She ended up causing a chemical burn on one digit of the home wreaker but in so doing violated postal laws, which brought about a federal prosecution involving . . . wait for it . . . the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997.
Treaties are agreements between countries to establish how each will behave toward the other(s). They are binding upon the signatories. To enforce a treaty violation, one of the signators must invoke the grievance procedure under the treaty against another signator. For a government to apply a treaty to an individual citizen is mind boggling at best and abominable at worst. Do not the states have means to prosecute an attempted mayhem or attempted murder case?
This is yet another example of the Obama administration’s weird approach to the law. When the much smaller Savings and Loan crisis happened back in the 1980’s hundreds of bankers went to jail. Regarding the Great Recession of 2007, the greatest financial collapse since the Great Depression primarily caused by greedy bankers, well, the Obama Administration said “Nothing to see here, move along.” And so far, I think maybe one banker has received some kind of sentence. Obama’s Administration has also applied the Alien and Sedition Act to go after whistle blowers, more so than all previous administrations combined.
Off . . . the . . . rails . . . or are they just establishing precedents for the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty lawsuits they expect to bring?