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February 06, 2016

The War on US Sovereignty [Y-not]

OK, that headline may be a bit much, but a couple of items crossed my Twitter feed this week that caught my eye.

Here's a quote from the USA Today story:


WASHINGTON - British and U.S. officials have been negotiating a plan that could allow British authorities to directly serve wiretap orders on U.S. communications companies in criminal and national security inquiries, U.S. officials confirmed Thursday.

The talks are aimed at allowing British authorities access to a range of data, from interceptions of live communications to archived emails involving British suspects, according to the officials, who are not authorized to comment publicly.

Perhaps this sort of thing is routine, but something about it rubs me the wrong way.

Now that Rand Paul has dropped out, who would be best-equipped to combat incursions on American citizens' privacy and US sovereignty?

The case involved an illegal alien, Jose Medellin, who was convicted of raping, torturing, and murdering two girls. The judicial branch of the U.N. tried to intervene, demanding a new trial for this scumbag.

Unfortunately, because of particular political circumstances at the time, President Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and the U. S. Solicitor General Paul Clement (all Republicans and all people Ted Cruz respected highly) decided that Texas should obey the World Court's decision. This would have meant that Jose Ernesto Medellin, a rapist, torturer, and murderer of two young girls, could have been set free. Gov. Abbott agreed that Ted Cruz should go before the U. S. Supreme Court to plead Texas' case, saying that no President -- not even a friend and fellow Republican -- should be allowed to defy the Constitution by allowing the UN World Court to bind the courts of the United States. Strong forces were gathered against Ted Cruz -- opposing legal briefs from 90 foreign nations, the European Union, experts on the World Court, the American Bar Association, and one of the biggest law firms in the world that represented Jose Medellin. After using amazing strategies, Ted Cruz was able to convince six out of eight members of the U. S. Supreme Court to vote his way even though it meant he had to stand against his friends and members of his own Republican Party (e.g., Pres. Bush, Ms. Rice, and Paul Clement).

A couple of days ago on the ONT we were reminded that Ted Cruz is only five months older than Marco Rubio. That's one month for every case he's won before the Supreme Court. So don't let anyone tell you Cruz has no accomplishments.


Open thread until the next one comes along.

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