WASHINGTON: There are two courts of the world meant to ensure equality of justice: The Star Chamber of 17th Century England and the modern day FISA Court in America.
England’s Star Chamber history (15th to 17th centuries) had good intentions. At least initially. Henry (Tutor) VII created the Star Chamber for the primary purpose of ensuring the fair enforcement of laws against socially and politically prominent people.
Those people so powerful that ordinary courts would probably hesitate to convict them of their crimes.
Well thought of because of its promptness and elasticity, Star Chamber was regarded as one of the justest and most competent courts of the Tudor era. Sir Edward Coke, possibly the most celebrated jurist of the Elizabethan period, describes the Star Chamber as:
“The most honorable court (Our Parliament excepted) that is in the Christian world. Both in respect of the judges in the court and its honorable proceeding.”
It ultimately became corrupt and essentially made a mockery of the Magna Carta, a charter of rights agreed to by King John of England in June of 1215.
Nearly 500 years after the Star Chamber we are blessed by the FISA courts. A gift from the always protective professional politicians. Those swamp creatures who claim their corrupt ideas in the name of national security.
This con relies on their (and thus our) love of the flag, anthem, and pledge. There is no dutiful way to analyze political intentions. Politicians always know what is best for the people in spite of the Constitution once ratified by the people. That tells them what is best for the people.
The gamut of politicians who know the FISA Act is best for us runs mostly through the Neocon and Progressives. From the likes of power-hungry hacks like Dick “Unsure shot” Cheney (See Cheney’s law) to Barack Obama and a host of others from both parties. (Cheney’s Law and the Constitutionality of FISA)
While the FISA acts, and subsequent courts, have also run the chronological gamut, starting with Jimmy Carter in 1978 until now, both parties are purple.
The Democrats add a little red and the Republicans add a little blue so that both can be of the same color when it comes to government power.
The FISA acts and their subsequent bastard children are:
- The Patriot Act (seizing personal records without probable cause)
- The Protect America Act (warrantless searches)
- The FISA Amendments A.C.T. of 2008 (monitoring social media without a warrant)
And among all of these is the dastardly and evil FISA courts run by 11 politically appointed judges.
One can hear the “hacks” like Paul Bunyan felling a tree.
Only a brief check of the “real” media these days will reveal the corruption of a host of those “Mom’s Apple Pie” American-loving bureaucrats in the F.B.I., the C.I.A., N.S.A. As well as those elected members of Congress: Nadler, Schiff, Pelosi, and more.
Where is Alcatraz when we need it?
The Civil War was not actually a Civil War. It was a war for independence.
However, if something isn’t done to these malicious and vile FISA acts and the authorized courts supported by them, there are people out there who remember Captain Jon Parker’s words at Concord:
“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
The only gun control needed in this country is to take away Dick Cheney’s shotgun.