The Bill of Rights. Adopted by the Congress in 1789 and ratified by the several states on December 15, 1791. The Sixth Amendment of the Bill of Rights states....
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense."
No where in the Amendment does it say "citizen" which would imply one who is not foreign. It also states in the beginning "In all criminal prosecution..." which is (in my opinion) what the *crimes* of 9/11 fall under, in regards to the constitution. He should rightfully be tried "by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed". Now, thanks to George W. Bush with the Military Commissions Act of 2006 we can say Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is not entitled to the protection of the Sixth Amendment, BUT (And this is the BIG BUTT) likewise, do to the Military Commissions Act, Neither do we. Since, we as supporters of policies against the Federal Government, it would classify us as "enemy combatants". The thing to understand is as Americans who live in a very small world now (Compared to the founding fathers world) we no longer can accepted that we have exclusive rights that the rest of the world does not.
If we think we can deny LIBERTY to others, then we do not deserve it ourselves.
And above all (which makes it even more sublimely poetic that those men "218" years ago wrote the words the way that they did to insure that those accused of a crime will at the least be given a small bit of hope, no matter how guilty one may be portrayed, to protect themselves) we KNOW he is innocent. We really don't want to admit it but we KNOW. We have known for a very long time. He MAY be linked to terrorist. He MAY have killed in his lifetime. But morally speaking, We know who is truly to blame. We know who started this mess. And we know who REALLY should be in that courtroom at 500 Pearl St. in New York. Lets not kid ourselves, we will for first time since September 11th, 2001 witness in a public trial the evidence of that day. The way the founders had designed it.
~If your not having fun during a revolution, your not doing it right!~
~Good Night, And Good Luck~
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