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Obama Demands Court Uphold His “Right” To Ignore Constitution

SunShine 2012/08/19 17:50:24

Obama’s Department of Justice is demanding a federal judge dismiss the injunction with which she sought to uphold the constitutional rights of the American people.


On May 16th, federal judge Kathleen Forrest granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Barack Obama and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), striking down those sections of the Act that provide the president the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without benefit of their 5th and 6th Amendment rights.


Under the terms of the Act, Obama had been given exclusive authority to direct members of the US military to arrest and imprison anyone he believed to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban, or “associated forces.” When pressed by plaintiff’s attorneys about the practical extent of this authority, government lawyers admitted “…the NDAA does give the president the power to lock up people like journalist Chris Hedges and peaceful activists,” admitting that “…even war correspondents could be locked up indefinitely under the NDAA.”





And when asked by the judge what it meant to be an “associated force”, Obama’s lawyers “…claimed the right to refrain from offering any clear definition of [the] term, or clear boundaries of the president’s power under [the] law.” In short, it is the federal government’s scheme that the Act remain so vague that a corrupt and power-hungry Administration may imprison virtually anyone it considers a threat to its pursuit of absolute power.


On July 25th, Administration lawyers filed papers demanding Judge Forrest’s preliminary injunction NOT be made permanent. In the filing, Obama made it clear his Administration would ignore the court and its injunction regardless of what the judge may decide, claiming incorrectly that “…[the] injunction would have ‘nil’ effect, for the government would continue to possess the identical detention authority under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force…” Of course, that is a lie, as the AUMF applies only to known members of al Qaeda or the Taliban.


Most indicative of the Obama Administration’s contempt for Judge Forrest, the law, and the American people was government attorney Benjamin Torrance’s claim that it was “the Obama Administration’s position” NDAA detention provisions do not apply to American citizens living in the US. Judge Forrest responded by quoting Chief Justice Roberts, who wrote in a 2010 case that the Supreme Court “…would not uphold an unconstitutional statute merely because the government promised to use it reasonably.” So much for Judge Forrest’s faith in the validity and value of Obama’s signing statement promise to not employ his Section 1021 authority to indefinitely detain the American public!


Yet incredibly, when pressed on the issue, this Obama mouthpiece suggested to Forrest that concerns about the president’s detention powers were excessive as American citizens would, after all, have the ability to file a writ of habeas corpus should they be illegally or improperly jailed! “How long does [such a] petition take,” asked Forrest? When Torrance refused to answer, the Judge continued, “Several years, right”?


So not only did Obama’s attorney lie about his Marxist boss’s corrupt intentions; he actually claimed that the abuse of American citizens was somehow acceptable because those unconstitutionally imprisoned might ask that the charges against them be produced after ONLY a few years behind bars!


Judge Forrest will soon decide whether to make the injunction permanent. Every citizen must watch very carefully for that ruling, as the “mainstream” media has ignored the story completely. We must all hope the Judge will not be intimidated by this corrupt Regime as so many of her colleagues have been before her.

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  • shadow76 2012/08/26 10:40:53
    shadow76
    +1
    He breaks the Constitution then claims he has a right to do it!? That is outrageous!
  • stevmackey 2012/08/21 01:21:11
    stevmackey
    +1
    If the Judge agrees he should be fired from ever judging again.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/20 17:52:12
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    Do this Supreme Court and be Stoned.
  • Risk 2012/08/20 12:46:04 (edited)
    Risk
    +2
    ................................ DEMAND THIS OBAMA ! ................................


    giving the finger
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/08/20 11:58:18
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    The bottom line is Obama has to go.
  • Wolf 2012/08/20 08:59:51
    Wolf
    +2
    From the tyrant who has committed five acts of outright Treason....
  • Kirk To... Wolf 2012/08/22 12:14:09
    Kirk Torsten
    +1
    Yeah, what Wolf said. I wonder if there are others in recent history that were ACTing as a PATRIOT.
  • Centrist_Bill 2012/08/20 05:10:21
    Centrist_Bill
    I wonder if they considered the same thing when the Patriot Act was passed.
  • SunShine Centris... 2012/08/20 17:06:35
    SunShine
    who is they?
  • Centris... SunShine 2012/08/20 19:26:59
    Centrist_Bill
    +1
    The same people talking smack about this. The Patriot Act was the single biggest theft of our rights known to mankind.
  • kobidobidog 2012/08/20 05:07:15 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    +1
    Obama is godless. it would be exchanging one thing that is godless with another that is worse. Obama already speaks badly against God, and thinks war is good. What would he replace the constitutions with? surly not love, and do good to whoever even as you want good done to yourself. He favors the idolatrous military, and endorsing police raids on people peacefully people having bible study in their own home. Can anyone say a Muslim wanting Sharia law or Hitler or a communist dictator? Tree raids on pot farmers has lead up to the raids on the house with people studying the bible. I hope the KJV. Knowing Jesus avoided the appearance of evil is important. Evil to Jesus is harming anyone.
  • Cliff 2012/08/20 04:50:26 (edited)
    Cliff
    +2
    When Obama leaves DC, he should leave tarred and feathered, and riding on a rail.

    http://api.ning.com/files/eJz...
  • BifDaddy 2012/08/20 02:46:07
    BifDaddy
    +1
    It is long past time for a move to not only impeach this president, but put him on trial for high crimes and misdemeanors.

    I’ve actually lost count of the number of times he’s violated the Constitution and his oath of office.

    Might as well kiss America, as we know it, good-bye if Romney’s not successful.
  • SunShine BifDaddy 2012/08/20 05:53:06
    SunShine
    +1
    It's obvious with this going on and the southern border open and illegals being handed
    amnesty, he has failed miserably on his first duty to keep us safe.
  • BifDaddy SunShine 2012/08/20 12:46:54
    BifDaddy
    +1
    So true my friend.

    Apparently neither does many other Americans.

    Recalling the spike in gun sales beginning late fall 08.
  • SunShine BifDaddy 2012/08/22 16:05:52
    SunShine
    +1
    oh yes.. Obama has been the biggest boon to gun sales in this country ever..
  • evangelism_vision 2012/08/20 02:18:45
    evangelism_vision
    +2
    ************************ DEMOCRATS ************************

    many of you believe that you are actually Americans and that you love you're country

    You raise the Flag at home, you serve the Country, you even Vote Democrat


    WHAT'S SAD IS WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU

    You believe you are an American and you love Barack Obama. You love his agenda and what his vision is for America. You would die fighting for his views.....

    Sad Thing is, His Views are Communist and his goals is the destruction of this Country based on the Goals of his Father. ... Ya I know you won't believe that but you see, If you support his agenda, then by Proxy You are on his side and they say....

    BIRDS OF A FEATHER.... FLOCK TOGETHER

    You may actually love America and not realize it. Can you prove I am wrong?

    Look up Marxism, Read it and look at Obama's own words on spreading the wealth, and what Obama is doing on issues of Class Warfare, and until you do, you will be a member of a Party that has sucked you in Hook line and sinker, deceiving you and you bought the whole cookie without questioning it at all didn't you?
  • mrk5panzer 2012/08/20 01:12:40
    mrk5panzer
    +1
    What the hell does he need the courts for he has been doing that since he became Bawona Obama.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/20 00:25:58
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Obama should be impeached.
  • mrk5panzer WhereIs... 2012/08/20 01:14:16
    mrk5panzer
    +1
    Who would do that our gov. sorry I'm trying real hard not to laugh,sorry.
  • ed 2012/08/20 00:08:20 (edited)
    ed
    +3
    obama had better tread on thin ice.One more thing I demand the courts to uphold my right to refuse obamacare.
  • GINGERBREAD 2012/08/19 23:42:28
    GINGERBREAD
    +2
    Why not. Since, it appears that he has the Supremes in his pocket. No matter what we do in the selections of our Supreme Court, it seems that when there is a ruling that will pit our rights vs the government rights, the Supremes seem to rule in favor of the government.
  • George 2012/08/19 23:42:22
    George
    +2
    Danger! Danger! ! Power grab!!!!!

    Warning  warning Will Robinson
  • animeknight16 2012/08/19 23:27:55
    animeknight16
    +1
    But..The Constitution was made for a reason..T.T
  • heirsoftheking 2012/08/19 22:16:20 (edited)
    heirsoftheking
    +4
    Obama's nothing but a wicked jackass who wants to use the Constitution when it benefits him, while trashing it when it doesn't.
  • vet4freedom 2012/08/19 22:03:27
    vet4freedom
    +5
    lets see if OBOZO ignors We The Peoples vote when he has to get out of office . BOZO is nothing more than a communist muslim .
  • kaZappoo vet4fre... 2012/08/19 23:03:48
    kaZappoo
    +1
    well lets hope we can get to the point of firing him !
  • mrk5panzer vet4fre... 2012/08/20 01:17:15
    mrk5panzer
    +1
    But he will leave a richer communist muslim before he goes.
  • Susan 2012/08/19 21:46:04
    Susan
    +3
    Defy the King?
  • santa6642 2012/08/19 21:36:59
    santa6642
    +5
    Screw him, What an ahole.
  • jimmie 2012/08/19 21:35:45
    jimmie
    +4
    excuse my french,,,, He's a fargin icehole.
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/08/19 21:26:57
    Dwight PWCM
    +5
    "We only want to help you"! You can just hear the cry from the mouths of Lib/progs everywhere as they take controll of government with the intention of protecting us peons from making stupid decisions for ourselves.
  • solidconservative 2012/08/19 21:23:10
    solidconservative
    +5
    Does this surprise anyone that OBAMA would want to take power? Declare himself SUPREME LEADER? This man has not care one for the Constitution he swore to uphold. (You know, I think he had his fingers crossed at the Inauguration.)
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/08/19 20:43:47
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +4
    The man has been against laws his whole life while uphold them now.
  • solidco... Hula gi... 2012/08/19 21:20:01
    solidconservative
    +3
    How do you know if he has been "against laws his whole life while uphold them now"? Where was he between birth and his appearance at Occidental College no one knows.
  • Hula gi... solidco... 2012/08/19 22:03:55
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +1
    He wrote himself and I know his classmates about his drug dealing and pot smoking here in Hawaii as a kid.

    He destroyed a gate in a fight in Indonesia as a small kid.

    He has no regard for the rule of law.
  • solidco... Hula gi... 2012/08/19 22:26:18
    solidconservative
    +2
    And now he upholds the law, by telling the Department of Immigration to NOT go after or deport a group of illegal aliens? By circumventing the congress to push the Dream Act?
  • Mike 2012/08/19 20:43:46
    Mike
    +3
    Its really not a demand but a threat
  • nails 2012/08/19 20:33:06
    nails
    +4
    Does anyone know where our military is ? This thing supposively swore to uphold our
    Constitution. To uphold and to abide by it.I've yet to witness any such action from him.
  • Space Invader 2012/08/19 20:19:20
    Space Invader
    +6
    yeah; they're doing real well with that POS that shot up Ft Hood. I'd hold the murdering prick down; and shave that puppy off of him; DRY..and then assemble a team of soldiers and find a good wall after he's found guilty of treason and terrorism.

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