Sarah Palin Hands Out Some Stupid Advice

Sarah I Have No Ethics Palin gave the keynote speech tonight at the first National Tea Party convention in Nashville.

The former Alaska governor criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the attempted bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day, saying the suspect should have been interrogated more intensely. She said he doesn’t deserve the constitutional rights that U.S. soldiers are willing to die for.

I guess this means nothing to Sarah Palin

CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE

and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading

Treatment or Punishment

The States Parties to this Convention,

Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Recognizing that those rights derive from the inherent dignity of the human person,

Considering the obligation of States under the Charter, in particular Article 55, to promote universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Having regard to article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both of which provide that no one may be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,

Having regard also to the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly on 9 December 1975 (resolution 3452 (XXX)),

Desiring to make more effective the struggle against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment throughout the world,

Have agreed as follows:

The Geneva Conventions of 1949

ARTICLE 3

In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each Party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions:

(1) Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed ‘ hors de combat ‘ by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.

To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:

(a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;

Both of which were approved by the U.S. Senate and signed into law.

Sarah Palin doesn’t believe in the rule of law either as evidenced by her her complete ignorance of the rights afforded those arrested within the United States:

The Miranda Warning

The Constitution reserves many rights for those suspected of crime. One of the fears of the Framers was that the government could act however it wished by simply saying an individual was a suspected criminal. Many of the rights in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, such as habeas corpus, the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney, are designed to ensure that those accused of a crime are assured of those rights.

Police were able to take advantage of the fact that not everyone knows their rights by heart. In fact, it is likely that most citizens could name a few of their rights as accused criminals, but not all of them. The police’s position was that if the accused, for example, spoke about a crime without knowing that they did not need to, that it was the person’s fault for not invoking that right, even if they did not know, or did not remember, that they had that right.

This was the crux of the issue in Miranda v Arizona. In 1963, Ernesto Miranda was accused of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old, mildly retarded woman. He was brought in for questioning, and confessed to the crime. He was not told that he did not have to speak or that he could have a lawyer present. At trial, Miranda’s lawyer tried to get the confession thrown out, but the motion was denied. In 1966, the case came in front of the Supreme Court. The Court ruled that the statements made to the police could not be used as evidence, since Miranda had not been advised of his rights.

Sarah Palin, her supporters, members of the Tea Party, Conservatives and the Republican Party don’t believe in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights because they give the accused and the weak protections they would have never agreed to. These people are anti-immigrant, against equal rights, racist and believe that America is a Christian Nation when the Constitution clearly states that there will be a separation of church and state.  

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  1. Palin & the Palinites only believe in one part of the Bill of Rights: they should be allowed to openly carry guns wherever and whenever they wish.  The Constitution and the rest of the Bill of Rights are anathema to them.

    Something the Dog Said did a whole series on the Constitution and what it means…I doubt Sarah and the Palinites would even read it if it had been transmuted into Classic Comics format.

    So: stupid advice from Sarah Palin?  Love you, mishima, but what other possible advice could there be from someone who can barely read a TelePrompter?

    • Diane G on February 7, 2010 at 11:51 am

    But you know, her own law is the voices in her head, that she attributes to God…. and is merely a form of mass hysteria hyped up by people like her.

    It would be sad, were it not so frightening.

    • TMC on February 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    them if they fit on the palm of her hand.

    • RiaD on February 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    you summed up the reason in your first six words:

    Sarah I Have No Ethics Palin

    i really think she’d say any damn thing if you paid her enough.

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