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Retired U.S. Navy officer Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III has accused Obama of treason

From: Goose
Sent on: Friday, March 27, 2009 7:00 PM

Retired U.S. Navy officer Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III has accused Obama of treason. In a complaint addressed to Obama via U.S Attorney Russell Dedrick and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Schmutzer, Eastern District, Tennessee, Fitzpatrick wrote the following (also posted on his blog):

To Mr. Barack Obama

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"Posing as an impostor president and commander in chief you have stripped civilian command and control over the military establishment. Known military criminal actors ? command racketeers ? are now free in the exercise of military government intent upon destruction of America?s constitutional government."

Via: U.S Attorney Russell Dedrick, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Schmutzer, Eastern
District, Tennessee

From: Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, United States Navy Retired

Distribution: Wide


I have observed and extensively recorded invidious attacks by military-political aristocrats against the Constitution for twenty years.

Now you have broken in and entered the White House by force of contrivance, concealment, conceit, dissembling, and deceit. Posing as an impostor president and commander in chief you have stripped civilian command and control over the military establishment. Known military criminal actors ? command racketeers ? are now free in the exercise of military government intent upon destruction of America?s constitutional government.

Free from constitutional restraint, and following your criminal example, military commanders deployed U.S. Army active duty combat troops into the small civilian community of Samson, Alabama last week in a demonstration of their newly received despotic, domestic police power.

We come now to this reckoning. I accuse you and your military-political criminal assistants of TREASON. I name you and your military criminal associates as traitors. Your criminal ascension manifests a clear and present danger. You fundamentally changed our form of government. The Constitution no longer works.

Confident holding your silent agreement and admission, I identify you as a foreign born domestic enemy.

My sworn duty Mr. Obama is to stand against what you stand for. You are not my president. You are not my commander in chief.

Obedient to the Constitution in submission of this criminal accusation I remain steadfast, and

Born fighting,
/s/ (notarized)
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III
United States Naval Academy, Class of 1975
Posted this date via priority, certified mail#:[masked] 3346

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According to WorldNetDaily, Mr. Fitzpatrick was visited by the Secret Service after filing his complaint. After it was determined Fitzpatrick did not pose a threat to the president, the Secret Service left. ?Officials with the Knoxville office of the Secret Service told WND the only person who could release information to the media was on vacation and they would not comment on the issue,? Bob Unruh wrote for WND on March 25.

On March 24, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Justice Department confirmed receipt of documentation challenging Barack Obama?s eligibility to be president.

On December 8, 2008, the Supreme Court turned down an emergency appeal from Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio claims Obama had dual nationality at birth ? his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject ? and thus he cannot possibly be a ?natural born citizen,? one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Pennsylvania Democrat Philip J. Berg sued Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission last year claiming Obama is not a natural-born citizen and thus not eligible to be president of the United States. Judge R. Barclay Surrick dismissed the case on October 24, 2008. Surrick concluded that ordinary citizens can?t sue to ensure that a presidential candidate actually meets the constitutional requirements of the office, WND reported at the time.

Surrick deferred to Congress and said the legislature must determine if ?citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitution?s eligibility requirements for the Presidency.?

-------Original Message-------
Date: 3/26/2009 4:07:22 PM
Subject: [9-11-290] kos diary: Is Declaring Permanent War Treason?

Is Declaring Permanent War Treason?

by Ralph Lopez

With Center for Constitutional Rights President Michael Ratner now saying that recently uncovered John Yoo memos constitute "treason" against "the institutions of the United States" by arguing formally for the revocation of the First, Fourth, and Sixth Amendments, (free speech, search and seizure without probable cause, and right to a jury trial,) it really boils it down to whether we have accepted a certain premise. 

Does the War on Terror meet all the definitions of George Orwell's state of permanent war?  If we have accepted a state of permanent war, then Yoo's memos are ultimately sound, as they are based largely upon claims of wartime powers which existed in previous wars.  If we have not, then the attempt to impose a definition of war which has "no end," in George Bush's words, amounts to pure treason.

After 9/11 Bush could have said, "We will not allow terrorists to frighten us into abolishing our own freedoms, the very freedoms they so hate.  We will show the world how a free and fearless people rises to this enormous challenge; this is a war for the hearts and minds of the world.  And that is a war America will win."

Instead, Bush said Be Scared, Be Damned Scared, and Give All Your Freedoms to Me Because I'll Take Care of You.

Bush made it clear that his war went beyond Iraq and Afghanistan, by calling it a "global" war on terror, with the enemy having sanctuaries in over 60 countries, including the U.S.  He claimed the authority to strike the enemy "wherever we may find him," be it Indonesia, the Philippines or South America.

The missed story of the century was Bush repeatedly flubbing his Oath of Office, by saying he was keeping to his most "solemn duty," perteckin the American people.  But the oath says only "to uphold, defend, and protect the United States Constitution," end of story, all she wrote.  It doesn't say a damned thing about perteckin the people.

The Founders left the people to protect themselves, and worried most about protection from an arrogant, greedy government like the one which is now giving all your money away to millionaires and billionaires, in addition to the half-trillion it has already given to Halliburton.  

And so it was, pondering this, that I happened across a brilliant little essay by one Jacob Levich, who soon after 9/11 wrote:

In his address to Congress Thursday, George Bush effectively declared permanent war -- war without temporal or geographic limits; war without clear goals; war against a vaguely defined and constantly shifting enemy...Its true purpose is to control dissent and sustain dictatorship by nurturing popular fear and hatred.

"Controlling dissent" could mean forcing us to accept, as the price of safety, what George Bush did to Jose Padilla, the first American "enemy combatant" arrested on American soil in the Forever War.  If we accept the premise of Orwell's Forever War, then what happened to Padilla is now perfectly legal and could happen to any one of us. 

If we say, Now hold on there, George Bush and John Yoo, we're going to call you on that one. By trying to slip past us the notion of Forever War, in tandem with claiming wartime powers which trump the Bill of Rights, you are committing treason, as Michael Ratner said, to "the institutions of the United States."  You can have an open-ended war.  Or you can have wartime powers.  But you can't have both.

A nation is not just dirt.  A nation is its laws and institutions.

Levich tightly lays out the case for how the Bushies tried to pull an Orwell, the remedy for which is the growing prosecution movement:

WAR IS PEACE. A reckless war that will likely bring about a deadly cycle of retaliation is being sold to us as the means to guarantee our safety. Meanwhile, we've been instructed to accept the permanent war as a fact of daily life. As the inevitable slaughter of innocents unfolds overseas, we are to "live our lives and hug our children."

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. "Freedom itself is under attack," Bush said, and he's right. Americans are about to lose many of their most cherished liberties in a frenzy of paranoid legislation. The government proposes to tap our phones, read our email and seize our credit card records without court order. It seeks authority to detain and deport immigrants without cause or trial. It proposes to use foreign agents to spy on American citizens. To save freedom, the warmongers intend to destroy it.

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. America's "new war" against terrorism will be fought with unprecedented secrecy, including heavy press restrictions not seen for years, the Pentagon has advised. Meanwhile, the sorry history of American imperialism -- collaboration with terrorists, bloody proxy wars against civilians, forcible replacement of democratic governments with corrupt dictatorships -- is strictly off-limits to mainstream media. Lest it weaken our resolve, we are not to be allowed to understand the reasons underlying the horrifying crimes of September 11.

Ratner, a constitutional scholar, said:

Treason need not involve another state. Aaron Burr was tried for treason. The authority given by these memos that could be used to raid every congressional office, raid and search every home, detain tens of thousands, would certainly fit a definition of treason.
This would be the president making war against the institutions of the United States.

I can't wind up any better than Levich does:

Unlike 1984's doomed protagonist, we've still got plenty of space to maneuver and plenty of ways to resist.  It's time to speak and to act. It falls on us now to take to the streets, bearing a clear message for the warmongers: We don't love Big Brother.

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Jose Padilla in Military Custody

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