Sunday, July 31, 2005

What Constitution?

Ahmed Ressam is an Islamic fascist terrorist sent by Osama Bin Laden to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport.

In sentencing Ressam to a measly 22 years in prison yesterday, U.S. District Judge John Coughenour said, "The tragedy of Sept. 11 shook our sense of security and made us realize that we, too, are vulnerable to acts of terrorism. Unfortunately, some believe that this threat renders our Constitution obsolete. ... If that view is allowed to prevail, the terrorists will have won."

But, where is Coughenour when the Constitutional rights of men and fathers who are citizens of the United States are violated? Passed in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) violates the written word as well as the spirit of the Constitution. VAWA has funded and been used as an excuse to deny fathers due process and a fair hearing in family courts. But, Judges do not seem to have a problem with the injustice done to these fathers.

No, Coughenour is nowhere to be found when it comes to protecting the most basic Constitutional rights of the average citizen. Nor are any of the other blowhards that worry more about what our Constitution guarantees detainees in Guantanemo than they do about the American man behind them in the line at the local grocery store.
It takes nothing more than accusation for a father to be forceably removed from his home and separated from his children, sometimes forever. Fathers are left spending thousands of dollars and suffering stigmatic but unfounded accusations in the family courts of King County just so they can have a day or two per month with the children they love.

In fact, VAWA and out-of-control judges in family courts are driven by the same sort of hysteria that Coughenour says has driven the United States to take extreme actions that are out of its historical character. Mayor Nickels' new five year plan to combat domestic violence makes the bold statement that his objective is to “end domestic violence.” Of course, when the term has been expanded to include everything from serious battering to a women simply feeling bad, this is yet another silly promise that cannot be delivered. The document is also rife with allusions and suggestions about the City’s “innovative” success in achieving this goal. In Seattle, however, “innovative” refers to the City’s successful runs around the Constitutional rights of its male citizens.

There is one difference between the hysteria of September 11, 2001 and the irrational and exaggerated concern over domestic violence, however. September 11 was real. The hysteria used by gender feminists to scare members of Congress into supporting VAWA is not based on reality.

Islamic fascist terrorists really do exist. “The patriarchy" that our government has been conducting a war on for the last ten years does not.

Robert Jamieson of the Seattle PI says that Ressams relatively light sentence considering what he planned to do sends a signal that "shows the rest of the world that the US system of justice -- at times imperfect, at time heavy-handed -- is not entirely cold or blind." There are thousands of men and fathers in King County alone that would disagree with Jamieson on that point.

So, Your Honor, when you and your colleagues begin to show some respect and concern for the Constitutional rights of the average American male, we might be up in arms about the Bush administrations tactics in the global struggle against Islamic extremism. In the meantime, you’ll just have to be content with standing on your soapbox alone.


Anonymous Damien Copas said...

Happy holidays!

1/07/2006 05:43:00 AM  

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