The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address

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FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
[The World Book Encyclopedia]
A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Jun 1, 2010

Sexual Harassment Charge Of U.N. Diplomat; Petitioned To U.S. Supreme Court. Top U. N. Officials Above The Law?

Cynthia Brzak filed the petition-stemming from a December 2003 incident implicating ex-UNHCR chief Ruud Lubbers.
He was never charged in the case thanks to the diplomatic immunity granted to top UN officials.
The infamous affair, and frenzied media coverage surrounding it, eventually prompted Lubbers to quit his post in February 2005, four years after he took office. He has long denied the allegations.
The lawyers noted that the case was not an isolated one, in terms of sexual misconduct among UN agencies,and pointed to a "systematic array of sexual misconduct that continues to go unaddressed at the UN."
"My client, an American citizen, experienced criminal behavior that would land any other employer in jail. But at the UN, it's just another day at the office," said attorney Edward Flaherty.
"Because of where she happens to work, her assailant is beyond the law. The question being placed today before the Supreme Court is whether this system should be allowed to stand in the United States, where no one is supposed to be above the law."
The Supreme Court is unlikely to rule on the matter before this fall if it accepts to take up the case. It would mark the first time the high court intervenes on the question of diplomatic immunity granted to top UN officials.
Read more  HERE...

4 comments:

Teresa said...

No person should be above the law. I have always thought when it came to diplomatic immunity, the laws have needed to be changed so that the diplomats can be held accountable for their crimes. I hope that the Supreme Court takes this case.

They Say/We Say said...

The world is full of the good 'ole boys club.
We will see if this rises to the level of real attention for the Public mind set-Do we really need the U.N.?

Trestin Meacham said...

I can not stand the U.N.
I wish we would get out. At the very least stop funding it.

They Say/We Say said...

Where is Jesse Helms, when we need him?