Saturday, December 02, 2006
LA Judge's Ruling Allows for Terror Funding
In another attack on our security, U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins declared unconstitutional two provisions of Executive Order 13224 (signed by Bush, Sept. 23, 2001). This will make it easier for money to be raised for foreign terror groups within the USA.
EO 13224 put a halt to fund transfers to groups known to be terrorists and known to have perpetrated violence in their cause. In particular, this case was brought by the self-immolating Humanitarian Law Project -- an imitation of the ACLU -- to protect the funding sources of the Tamil Tigers (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam- Sri Lanka) and the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK- Turkey), both of which have perpetrated acts of terror for many years in their respective countries.
This fellow traveling LA judge is just part of the nation wide network of those domestic operatives ideologically opposed to our security and who have been doing their level best to knock down every measure taken to find and destroy terror networks both within and without the USA.
On this subject, that of funding outside terror networks, I have always been ashamed that we here in the USA never tried to stop the millions of dollars in donations that went to the NRA in Ireland during the "troubles" there. In fact, I don't ever recall a single voice being heard raising the subject at all.
US citizens who donated money to the IRA contributed to the murder of hundreds of British citizens and gave succor to terrorism for decades and I feel that the USA should have stopped such money transfers. Now we have a chance to do that with the support of the citizens of the USA, at least for other, contemporary terror networks.
But, not if these obstructionist judges have their way. If they have their way we will see Americans funding their own demise with donations sent to terrorist groups. And even if the money goes to terrorism for other causes, ones not turned against our own, does that make it any better to allow our financial support to assist terror against others?
These out of control judges need to be brought under some kind of review. Jefferson had it right...
"The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body -- working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdication, until all shall render powerless the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."-- Thomas Jefferson, 1821