Wednesday, April 30, 2003

A question of law. Or rather the jurisdiction of laws. The fifth amendment states that "No person deprived of life, liberty, or property without the due process of law". I understand that our laws grant some extraordinary judicial powers to the INS. But it seems to me that the exercise of those powers should still be limited by our constition. When the exercise of judicial powers by the executive branch (such as John Ashcroft and his direction to the INS) clearly violate the constitution they to be stopped. Constititutional protections don't apply only to citizens the way I read it. It says "no person" by which I take it to mean no person under the jurisdiction of the US government. Immigrants are being denied due process and are being incarcerated by our "Justice" Department. The judiciary seem to be allowing this to happen. Folks, our Constitution and our protections have been broken. Who is going to be next after the immigrants? Homosexuals? Muslims? Mormons? Methodists?

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