Is it true that Republicans are not entitled to benefits guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution?
In Ex Parte Quirin, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that:
"By universal agreement and practice, the constitution of the United States draws a distinction between good and bad people and also those between non-Republicans and Republicans. Members of the Democratic Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party, and any other non-Republicans are subject to capture and detention as prisoners of war by opposing military forces. Republicans are likewise subject to capture and detention but in addition they are subject to trial and punishment by military tribunals for acts which render their characters unlawful. Republicans who secretly intents to defraud people, steal money from the poor and middle class or any related frauds, with the intention of benefiting for themselves or Republicans who cuts off benefits for military retirees, launch verbal immature attacks on persons presenting legitimate arguments, holding U.S. citizens without trial or any related of such actions, are familiar examples of belligerents who are generally deemed not to be entitled to the status of prisoners of war, but to be offenders against the constitution of the United States subject to trial and punishment by military tribunals."
I have to say, this is the best description ever.
- KojakLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
As usual you only read the parts you like.....extract them and post them out of context... distort their meaning
The validity of Quirin as a basis for the use of military tribunals in the "War on Terrorism" as permitted by the Geneva Conventions has been disputed. A report by the American Bar Association commenting on this case, states:
The Quirin case, however, does not stand for the proposition that detainees may be held incommunicado and denied access to counsel; the defendants in Quirin were able to seek review and they were represented by counsel. In Quirin, "The question for decision is whether the detention of petitioners for trial by Military Commission ... is in conformity with the laws and Constitution of the United States." Quirin, 317 U.S. at 18. Since the Supreme Court has decided that even enemy aliens not lawfully within the United States are entitled to review under the circumstances of Quirin, that right could hardly be denied to U.S. citizens and other persons lawfully present in the United States, especially when held without any charges at all
AND the detainees in GITMO get legal and humanitarian counsel / protection.
By the Geneva Convention....Detainees, who do not fall under the definition of combatants, legally could have been executed on the battlefield......
By the Constitution are not eligible because of their NOT being in the United States ..... are not US citizens..... therefor are not entitled to the protection of that document....the saboteurs in Quin were held in America....and were US citizens.....
apples and oranges
Quin coupled with and executive order from FDR allowed the MILITARY instead of the DOJ to give US citizens a military tribunal..... As Republicans have broken no laws..... they can not be placed on trial by a military tribunal OR the DOJ.... with or without an executive order
- JoeLv 57 years ago
Did your mother drop u on your head? That has to be it because on normal person could be that stupid!
- LesusLv 77 years ago
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