Protect the rights of everyone
Are we now letting government allow or deny our rights based on the crime we commit? Once we start down that slope, it’s over. The following amendment to the Constitution also forbids it. What is it we are afraid of?
By denying Tsarnaev his rights under the U.S. Constitution, Barack Obama and all those that take part in this questioning are breaking the law. Government cannot arbitrarily create another law that overrides the Constitution. This is illegal and as President Obama swore under oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, he is committing treason by this act. I realize that people may read this and laugh.
I fear this more than anything because this will mean that people will give up any right in order to feel protected by the government. Do not be so quick to give up your rights to feel safe. Safety is a fallacy and government can never provide this.
Section 1 of the 14th Amendment states: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
This Amendment cannot make it any clearer than that. Any law put into place since 9/11 cannot change what is written in it. Any law that has attempted to is illegal and cannot legally be enforced.
If this travesty is allowed to continue and Tsarnaev retains a good lawyer, this case may end up in the U.S. Supreme Court and Tsarnaev could go free. That, too, would be a travesty.