Class Warfare Blog

November 6, 2013

Even the Supremes are Incredulous

Filed under: Politics,The Law — Steve Ruis @ 9:16 am
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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.

Hello?

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?

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2 Comments »

  1. This is part of that hysteria that our government over reacts to that was mentioned in Ian Welsh’s post that I reblogged on my own. When your own government takes a circle-the-wagons attitude,/I>, civil liberties will be hard to sustain

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    Comment by lbwoodgate — November 6, 2013 @ 9:41 am | Reply

    • It is founded in the fact that when plutocrats secure vast fortunes, they adopt weird behaviors in the attempt to make it safe. Ordinary people aren’t afraid of terrorist attacks as much as plutocrats and their definition of terrorism is anything that threatens their fortunes. Consequently they need information on anyone and anything that might be a threat and then they need bludgeons to use on those that appear to be threats.

      I am becoming more and more disappointed in the arc of the Obama administration: no help for the middle class, no help for unions, no reduction in the restriction of civil liberties, accession to conservative’s unfounded demands, etc.

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

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      Comment by stephenpruis — November 6, 2013 @ 10:54 am | Reply


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