When you deny jus­tice to one sol­dier, you deny jus­tice to ev­ery Amer­i­can.

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

For­mer Army Spe­cial­ist Michael New was re­cently de­nied his pe­ti­tion for a hear­ing be­fore the US Supreme Court, thus end­ing an 11 1/2 year le­gal odyssey. His crime? He re­fused to wear an unau­tho­rized United Na­tions uni­form, to re­port to duty un­der a gen­eral of­fi­cer from Fin­land, and to de­ploy to Mace­do­nia un­der the author­ity of the United Na­tions.

Tech­ni­cally, he was only charged with re­fusal to obey a “law­ful or­der”, and the judge of the court-mar­tial re­fused to al­low him to in­tro­duce any ev­i­dence in his own de­fense. As a re­sult, the en­tire le­gal bat­tle has cen­tered around the abuse of “due process” and the ab­so­lutely man­gled “stan­dard of re­view” em­ployed by sub­se­quent courts.

To this day, Spc. New has not been able to have a court re­view his ev­i­dence, for the Army suc­cess­fully buried his case un­der an avalanche of le­gal ma­nip­u­la­tion to avoid a bat­tle they would have surely lost. Good tac­tics, per­haps, but none­the­less a de­nial of jus­tice.

The stated author­ity to place Amer­i­can sol­diers un­der the United Na­tions on terms other than Con­sti­tu­tional or Statu­tory Laws was Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton’s now in­fa­mous and still clas­si­fied Pres­i­den­tial De­ci­sion Di­rec­tive #25 (PDD25).

This ex­ec­u­tive or­der made Amer­i­can mil­i­tary per­son­nel avail­able for United Na­tions de­ploy­ments, on terms we are still not al­lowed to read. It is, in ef­fect, a se­cret law, which means the mil­i­tary no longer ex­ists to ex­clu­sively de­fend our shores from at­tack, but is also avail­able to pur­sue the glob­al­ist agenda of any­one oc­cu­py­ing the White House at the time.

Michael New failed to keep our mil­i­tary for the exclusive use of the USA, and to de­fend his own coun­try, rather than be­ing sent un­der se­cret or­ders to carry out hid­den agen­das which lead in­ex­orably to­ward glob­al­iza­tion.

He also failed in pro­tect­ing the in­di­vid­ual sol­dier from be­ing stripped of his right to be proven in­no­cent based upon ev­i­dence pre­sented. It is the duty of the Pros­e­cu­tion to prove that an or­der is law­ful, not to sim­ply de­cree it so with­out any ev­i­dence be­ing pre­sented, and cer­tainly not to deny Plain­tiff the right to de­fend his ac­tions.

The two is­sues may ap­pear un­re­lated, and yet, they con­verge like heads and tails of the same coin. Michael New has fought and lost two crit­i­cal bat­tles – one to pro­tect the in­di­vid­ual sol­dier, one to pro­tect all sol­diers. An in­di­vid­ual bat­tle and a col­lec­tive bat­tle.

Con­versely, as the courts have de­nied jus­tice to one sol­dier, ev­ery in­di­vid­ual sol­dier has lost his birthright – the right to de­fend him­self in a court of law; as well as the right to de­fend his own na­tion on the bat­tle­field ex­clu­sively.

Some­thing pro­found has hap­pened in this case – a Ru­bi­con has been crossed. The Repub­lic can­not sus­tain this kind of as­sault much longer. We all know this is not the coun­try in which we grew up, but amidst all the smoke and mir­rors of preen­ing politi­cians, where is the vi­sion and the will to re­turn us to a sov­er­eign Con­sti­tu­tional Repub­lic?

The grass will still grow, the sun will still shine, and young men and women will con­tinue to go to their deaths be­liev­ing that they are “de­fend­ing free­dom, etc.” but in fact they will be build­ing an Em­pire, and their deaths will serve tyrants, not the bless­ings of Lib­erty for their pos­ter­ity. They will serve the Em­pire, a lit­eral Pax Amer­i­cana, in the name of the “land of the free, home of the brave.”

The rhetoric will re­main the same, the bands will play Sousa. But, just as you and I know only a frac­tion of the lib­er­ties our grand­fa­thers grew up with, our grand­chil­dren will know only a frac­tion of those lib­er­ties with which we grew up.

Con­sti­tu­tional Lib­erty, based upon the rule of Law, may re­turn, some day. But not un­til there is a Vi­sion for it, along with the Will to make it hap­pen. Amer­ica ap­pears to have lost both.

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