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View Diary: To the self-described "patriots" of 2013: My friends, this is NOT what tyranny looks like (177 comments)

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    There is no court in this land that has the authority to pronounce a death sentence upon any citizen without due process of law -- which implies a grand jury indictment, a public trial (with, at the defendant's discretion, a jury), a conviction, sentencing, and an opportunity for appeal.

    Anything less than this is a straightforward violation of the Constitution. Any court decision otherwise is a usurpation of power that is not vested in the court. Any executive action predicated on anything less is similarly a violation of the Constitution, regardless of how many members of the power elite sign off on it.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:35:52 PM PST

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