Senator Kent Conrad, (D-N.D), said, “if people don’t believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else.” He said this in response to a question concerning trying terrorists like KFC, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
On November the 19th CNSNews asked Conrad, “We’re going to have a civilian trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. If our troops–the evidence against him is going to be found in Afghanistan, there on the battlefield–if our troops need to enter a house and they think that there’s evidence there, should they have to establish probable cause and get a search warrant from a judge first?”
Conrad’s response to the question was, “You’re not being serious about these questions, are you?” This seems to be the common response of liberals who thwart the constitution these days. They seem to think no one who wishes to uphold the constitution can be serious. The Bible is under attack in the same way by the same people. These are people who don’t want to be shackled by any absolutes. These are people, who once in power, wish to make up the rules as they go without any restraint from the Bible or the constitution.
The CNSNews reporter then responded that yes this is a serious question. Conrad then responded, “We have tried terrorists in our courts and done so very successfully in the past and that is our system. So if people don’t believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else. I believe in America.”
So, Senator Conrad, those who disagree with you on trying terrorists in courts should leave the country? Now that’s really being a leader. Don’t try to explain to those who disagree why this is a good idea or show the constitutional merits of your position, just tell those who disagree with you to leave the country.
Senator, you are so wrong in so many ways on the issue of trying terrorists in our court system. This was discussed in a previous posting by me entitled, Giving Terrorists Constitutional Rights. I do not wish to rehash the reasons given in that piece, but instead to get down to basics of who should decide where KFC meets his deep fried justice. The term “Unlawful Enemy Combatant” is defined in the United States Code (title 10, section 948a). Also Article III, Section I of The Constitution of the United States of America states, “The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish”. Congress has not passed a law in the past or in the present that would bring these unlawful enemy combatants to our federal court system. Unlawful Enemy Combatants have ALWAYS been tried by military tribunal, up until the Clinton Administration which began looking upon terrorism as a problem for the courts and their slip and fall lawyer buddies. This is not the precedent, but this outlook on unlawful enemy combatants as mere law breakers, is as new as presidents having sex in the oval office with interns. Neither considering terrorist unlawful combatants as federal court defendants or presidents staining blue dresses in the Oval Office is the rule, but they are exceptions to the rule which began with the Slick Willy administration and should end there.
To avoid having the Obummer administration pick up bad habits of the Clinton Administration, congress should pass a law stating that Unlawful Enemy Combatants, as is defined in the United States Code (title 10, section 948a), should not be place under the jurisdiction of Federal District Courts, but should be tried by military tribunal.
Senator Conrad you are wrong about this trying unlawful enemy combatants being “our system”. This has only been our system for eight years, which are the Clinton years. The Clinton way of “handling” terrorists was what enabled the terrorists to cause 9/11 in the first place. Mr. Conrad the way you feel about people who don’t believe in our system is that they should, “maybe they ought to go somewhere else”. It is you senator, who doesn’t believe in the way these matters have always been handled, save eight years. You are the one and your ilk, including our Community Organizer in Chief, who don’t believe in America and in our constitutional system. It is after all your side that is always complaining about a Republican form of government. You would rather have total majority rule or an outright democracy which is tantamount to mob rule and would lead to anarchy first and totalitarianism second.
Exit question: Who should leave the country Mr. Conrad? This time I’ll answer my own exit question. You should Mr. Conrad and all congressmen and senators who don’t believe in America and American exceptionalism. I would be happy to have a portion of my property taxes diverted to a “Ship the Bums Out” fund to purchase for you and your unpatriotic loser, Marxist buddies a one ticket to the totalitarian headed country of your choosing. My guess is that the IQ of the general population of Cuba would drop upon all of your arrivals. Romanian dictionary .