Friday, January 01, 2010

Obama's Executive Order 12425

A few days ago Recliner Commentaries commented on President Obama's quietly-passed executive order allowing Interpol to operate in America, unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution or American law.

Today, Larry O'Connor wonders aloud if any reporters would ask our president:

“Mr. President, is it true that due to your amendment to Executive Order 12425, INTERPOL may break into a home without a warrant, seize private property of a US citizen, hold a citizen for questioning without the right of legal representation and not be subject to any legal or criminal repercussion?”

I have to wonder, under this executive order, what would prevent a future corrupt President from exerting influence on Interpol to have his or her political enemies arrested and deported for trial, let's say, for example, for hate crimes violations due to "defaming" Islam or speaking out against homosexuality?

Oh, I know that's crazy, but the Left (rightly) didn't think it was so crazy when the Patriot Act gave the FBI power to overstep the Constitution. Where are they now?

With one stroke of the pen, it appears that Obama has potentially allowed an international police force to completely override our rights under the Constitution.

I can't understand why every news outlet and every Congressperson (Democrat and Republican) in the country are not absolutely livid about this potential tyranny. How can this possibly be constitutional? Unless I am seriously misinformed or misunderstanding something, it seems to me that for this act, President Obama should be impeached for violating his oath to uphold the Constitution.

Unfortunately, with Pelosi and Reid in charge, Obama could probably provide top secret intelligence to al Qaeda and still not be impeached!


dustinj said...

I want to know why he feels the need to give interpol those rights, and why more Americans haven't heard about this. This is a complete outrage. One more thing would you be interested in linking up with my blog?

dustinj said...

My blog is

Dennis said...

dustinj: I have a good congressman. I e-mailed him about it yesterday. He's usually pretty good about responding.

Thanks for the link on your blog!

dustinj said...

I'm glad you have taken some action on this matter. I have done the same, I hope to get a reply back.

Kevin said...

Obama has as much authority to grant INTERPOL the right to violate the Constitutional rights of an American citizen as I do (none!).

It might even be argued that one has the right to defend themselves with force against any attempt to unlawfully enter one's home.