Nathan R. Jessup

Obama Gives Interpol Authority Over US Constitution

In communism, Corruption, freedom, living free on January 3, 2010 at 4:16 am

On January 3rd 1983 President Ronald Reagan commissioned Executive Order 12425. What does the Order do? Townhall.com explains:

“Reagan’s order recognized Interpol as an International Organization and gave it privileges and immunities commonly extended to foreign diplomats. Reagan opened the door to allow Interpol to operate in partnership with the U.S. but with significant constitutional safeguards. Specifically, Interpol’s property and assets remained subject to search and seizure by American law enforcement, and its archived records remained subject to public scrutiny under provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Interpol had to answer to the FBI and U.S. courts under Reagan’s order.”

In short, Reagan ensures the Constitution of The United States remains the highest law of the land. President Reagan’s Order guarantees Americans Constitutional protections from Interpol. In addition, Order 12425 mandates that Interpol stay open to scrutiny by the United States government. Sadly, Reagan’s protections are now gone.

On December 16th 2009, during a busy holiday season, everything changed. That morning, President Obama signed away our protection by amending Order 12425. Obama’s reversal of Executive Order 12425 now paves the way for an unchecked, unrestricted, international organization to try any US Citizen before the ICC (International Criminal Court). To recap: Terrorists now have Constitutional protection and you soon won’t.

“Obama has given an international organization unsupervised freedom to investigate Americans on our own soil without recourse or the supervision of our own government.”

Further, Interpol’s U.S. hub of operations rests within our own Justice System. Meaning, any of its agents (many of whom are American) no longer answer to Constitutional Law. Scary.

“The order guarantees that Interpol officers have immunity from prosecution for crimes they may commit in the United States. Ironically, some Interpol nations are attempting to try American intelligence agents for their work abroad in the War on Terror.”

In summary, Interpol may now come take you away (without reason) and withhold your Constitutional rights (without questions). The shredding of our Nation’s precious statutes must stop. Let Congress know you will no longer sit idly by while shallow men and women rewrite the work of men far greater than themselves.

UPDATE: Blackfive also covered this story

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  1. What do you mean, for no reason?

  2. Is there ever a good reason to strip freedom?

  3. While it seems to be flying quietly under the radar, this thing needs to blow up in the media and amongst the people. The implications and precedent of it are staggering. That one individual has ability to give an international organization unchecked power over and above our Constitutional protections is WRONG. It’s horrifying to see what Obama has just done – sold off some rights of the American people – and for what? So he has a place within the Justice Department that is beyond scrutiny? Beyond investigation? Beyond accountability? Why the hell else would he see fit to abrogate your legal protections as an American? How dare he.

    Are you mad as hell? Not going to take this anymore? I sure as hell am.

  4. Ug. All week I’ve been hearing the Obama bashing. My only responce is that – hey this is why this is a democracy (with term limits). Don’t
    like he and his policies – vote for someone else next time. Personaly, I trust the president to do what he thinks is best with the information he has. Lots of people complained when the last guy did shady stuff that seemed to on the surface water down rights as the basic level. I’m not that smart, but I have to believe that our prez is doing what’s best. I said the same thing under bush even though I didn’t personally agree with lots of his decisions. But when bush left office – did he level us better off than when he got in there? Yeah, he did. When are we going to allow this president the same slack we cut bush, especially when it comes to so called
    rights and freedoms that we have?

  5. Rag,
    Thanks for dropping in. I don’t remember Bush being cut any slack? Rather, I felt as though he was bashed constantly and Obama had what I would call a ‘free pass’ with the mainstream media, no? In all fairness, I saw it very differently (but I certainly could be mistaken).

    And the main concern with Obama (I believe) is that he (to quote him) is fundamentally changing America forever. Freedom is what I want. That’s it. I want a Government that serves its people. I want a President who is fallible, real and is passionate about the people he serves. I don’t want a polished, hidden-agenda driven, smooth talking politician that hasn’t the foggiest idea what America really wants. You know?

    Why does it always get so complicated. Could it be that each political party sees the same things so differently? For example, Obama goes on vacation (and stays) during an attempted terrorist attack. The right says, “why wouldn’t you come back to Washington? I have never even been to Hawaii. And the left might say, “Give the guy a break, he is exhausted. He has had an incredibly trying first year at the helm.” Something like that? Maybe we will just “see” everything differently. Who knows.

    I still know its wrong to kill someone, steal something, be dishonest, etc. I just have to follow what I feel is right. Hope that makes a tiny bit of sense. Cheers.

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