Thursday, May 28, 2009

Torture, Geneva Convention: The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution

The Supremacy Clause is a clause in the United States Constitution, article VI, paragraph 2. The clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statutes, and U.S. treaties as "the supreme law of the land". The text establishes these as the highest form of law in the American legal system, mandating that state judges uphold them, even if state laws or constitutions conflict.

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Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of
International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War, held in Geneva
from 21 April to 12 August, 1949
entry into force 21 October 1950

Torture is a CRIME: Those sworn to uphold our Constitution, laws
have a duty to the rule of Law. Those violating it should be prosecuted.
Looking the other way, excusing or facilitating violations, delaying may
make such accessories to such crimes. Putting such (even the Holocaust) "behind"
us and NOT prosecuting is a GRAVE mistake, tells violators they got away with crimes.
Renaming the term semantically is a clear sign of knowing it is a crime, covering up. TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 113C

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