Tuesday, January 18, 2011

President Barack Hussein Obama’s Administration and the Constitution

I did not plan to write the following post today. However, if true, this issue is part of the fundamental problems of the Obama Administration. I heard on the radio early Monday morning that the Obama Administration was planning to try the alleged shooter of Gabrielle Giffords in California—probably in San Diego. The reason given was that, since an Arizona federal judge was murdered, no Arizona federal judge could be involved in the case.

From: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/01/17/2011-01-17_report_trial_of_accused_arizona_shooter_jared_loughner_may_get_moved_to_californ.html

“Report: Trial of accused Arizona shooter Jared Loughner may get moved to California

By Michael Sheridan
Monday, January 17th 2011, 8:55 AM
The trial of accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner may be moved from Arizona to southern California

The trial of alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner may get moved out of Arizona.

Federal authorities might be looking to change the venue to San Diego, fearing the 22-year-old’s right to a fair trial could be compromised because of the pretrial publicity, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

‘It’s going to happen,’ a law enforcement official told the newspaper. ‘It’s just a matter of time.’”

My first thought was: These people DO NOT know the Constitution of the United States! Either that or, they just don’t care what the Constitution says. Just to be sure, I did what the Obama Administration obviously does not do. I read the appropriate section of the Constitution.

Here it is for all those lawyers in the Obama Administration:

“Amendment VI

Section 1. Right to a Speedy Trial

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”

Did you catch the appropriate phrase? “… By an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.” Can the federal government try the alleged shooter in California? Absolutely NOT! NOT according to the Constitution! The trial MUST be held in the STATE and the DISTRICT where the crime was committed!

Barack Hussein Obama and all his cohorts should read the Constitution and then follow it. Remember, the House of Representatives just had the Constitution read within its chamber. Obviously, the lawyers in the Obama Administration were not listening! Bring in a federal judge from another State if they must. However, the trial itself MUST be held within the State of Arizona—not California or any other State. Period! Constitutionally!