China's executions have always been a closely guarded state secret, but these totals were revealed by Chen Zhonglin, a National People's Congress delegate, in an article printed in the government controlled China Youth Daily. Does anyone think that those 10,000 received the kind of due process and dragged-out appeals afforded by the U.S. justice system?
Encouraged by the world court's ruling against the United States, the Mexican government is now rounding up thousands of Mexicans, both in Mexico and in the United States, who as illegal aliens worked as janitors for California's largest supermarket chains. Mexico wants them to join in a class-action lawsuit that will be tried in Los Angeles in June demanding millions of dollars in back wages.
Globalists are always trying to get the United States locked into some kind of international legal system. Another court in The Hague, the International Criminal Court, is trying to assert jurisdiction over U.S. citizens even though Bush unsigned the ICC treaty. Belgium passed a universal-jurisdiction law purporting to give its courts jurisdiction over alleged war crimes committed by nationals of any other country, but the law was later repealed in August 2003.
Attempts by other countries to pretend they can exercise jurisdiction over U.S. citizens would be just plain silly if it weren't that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told the Southern Center for International Studies in Atlanta in October that "I suspect that, over time, we will rely increasingly, or take notice at least increasingly, on international and foreign courts in examining domestic issues." Her suspicion was expressed in approving terms and, indeed, she is one of six current U.S. Supreme Court justices who have written with deference about court opinions in other countries.
Those six justices cited foreign sources in recent Supreme Court cases that overturned Texas's anti-sodomy law, that upheld the University of Michigan Law School's affirmative action admissions process and that outlawed capital punishment for criminals with low IQ scores. As Justice Antonin Scalia noted in his dissent in Lawrence vs. Texas, "This Court ... should not impose foreign moods, fads, or fashions on Americans."
To ensure that the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't do that in the future, the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee just held a hearing on the "Reaffirmation of American Independence Resolution." It states that U.S. laws should not be interpreted using foreign judgments or laws.
We should hold U.S. judges to their oath of fidelity to the United States Constitution.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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