JAG HUNTER HERE (Posting from the Sweetwater, Tennessee Library):
As decider-in-chief, President Bush, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, has the final authority to approve capital punishment in the military. He did so yesterday, upholding the death penalty for Ronald A. Gray. Here are reports from theNYT and the AP.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice is an Act of Attainder. The Constitution proscribes Attainder.
Attainder is the product of the rule of man. And in case you've not noticed: The Emperor has no clothes!
Juries hamper kings.
President Bush as CINC will be a partner in murder is this soldier is put to death! This is nothing more than the arbitrary decision of a military commander. No different in type or kind than a hit issued by a Mafia godfather.
Note to our Supreme Court Justices:
Winston Spencer Churchill observes:
You are here directly confronted and challenged to check premises. Before you stands a classic Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged contradiction: It's impossible for ATTAINDER to be, at once, constitutional and unconstitutional.
Trial by jury of equals, only for offenses know to the law, if maintained makes the difference between bond and free.
An emergency stay must be urgently issued until the ATTAINDER contratiction is effaced, until the Uniform Code of Military Justice is finally reconcilled with our Constitution.
English Minister Thomas Wentworth Strafford was murdered in an act of ATTAINDER in the Spring of 1640. The Earl of Strafford's closing speech to the Lower House of Commons is particularly cautionary to President/CINC Bush and all federal legislators as the clock ticks away:
My lords, it is my present misfortune, but forever yours...and except your lordships' wisdom provides for it, the shedding of my blood may make a way for the tracing of yours.
More on ATTAINDER appears below and throughout these JAG HUNTER and JAGMIRE pages. Go to the internal search dialog boxes and just range about.
The hope, the experiment, the prayer was that our country would evolve into a Nation of Laws, and not men. We have become instead--in abject shame--a nation of lawyers.
HERE ENDTH THE LESSON!
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