WHY DID U.S. ARMY SOLDIERS MARCH INTO SAMSON, AL LAST YEAR?
(Sept. 5, 2010) — America is engulfed in a national peacetime emergency over the standing and stature of the U.S. Constitution. The outcome of the ongoing conflict–escalating in each passing moment–will either renew us as a Nation of Laws or make plain we’ve become instead a nation of lawyers, a nation oppressed by men.
As my close friend Tim Harrington observes, Obama is a constitutional lawyer in the sense that Obama studied how to burn the Constitution.
As you read these words Obama and his team are working frantically in these first days of power-consumption in efforts Obama describes as the “beginning of the end” of the U.S. Constitution.
We all heard Obama striking the match.
Mr. Obama wasn’t born a U.S citizen.
Federal government officials of every description know with certainty Mr. Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya. These same officials prepare every day for the foreseeable firestorm combats that will pit supporters of the Constitution against Obama and his followers.
Many U.S. military commanders are no more obedient to the Constitution than Mr. Obama.
Army LtCol. Scott Weil considered himself unconstrained by that pesky Constitution when Weil deployed his rapid reaction force into the small community of Samson, Alabama on 10 March of this year in a drill designed to test, to measure and to observe many things.
Weil assigns watch standers to monitor emergency radio frequencies. On that fated Tuesday afternoon, a deranged 27-year old wildly ignited police radios as the maniac’s nightmare shooting spree began, developed, and escalated.
Weil was alerted and reacted instantly by calling local civilian police dispatch asking: “Can we help?”
In early moments of indescribable chaos, panic, and domestic turmoil–professional police officers pray they will never encounter–Army LtCol. Scott Weil placed a terrible burden upon engaged and distressed policemen by forcing a decision in a moment police were neither prepared to make or had time to consider.
More than that, it was the kind of decision that put the supremely stressed decision makers at risk of saying, “No, go away, we don’t need your help.”
All LtCol. Weil saw was a training opportunity to be exploited at the expense of civilian policemen in time of chaos.
The kind of chaos foreseeable by Weil and Weil’s chain of command in the ongoing and developing national emergency Mr. Obama sparked for all of us.
The Constitution prohibits the peacetime “deployment of troops at the local level in response to what is purely a civilian law enforcement matter.” LtCol. Weil is the Provost Marshal and Director of Emergency Services at Fort Rucker. Weil commands this knowledge as he commands his military policemen. It is Weil’s job description. Scott Weil knows his military policemen have no peacetime jurisdiction or police power in the civilian community!
Weil also knows the question of his peacetime jurisdiction depends on who you ask (ask Obama for instance).
Samson City Attorney Neil Griswold did ask.
Counselor Griswold put the question directly to Geneva County Staff Judge Advocate Steven Smith. Geneva County Staff JAG Smith–in service to his commanders who condemn the Constitution–lied to City Attorney Griswold telling the Samson Attorney that no laws were violated. No criminal prosecutions targeting Weil or his senior officers were appropriate.
But Staff JAG Steven Smith knows, LtCol. Weil knows (as a professional military police officer), and I know the United States Constitution prohibits direct military involvement in civilian law enforcement activity.
There exists long-standing U.S. law and policy limiting the military’s role in domestic affairs.
LtCol. Weil violently trespassed upon the Constitution and Alabama state sovereignty when Weil called police dispatchers on 10 March.
Make no mistake: Weil knew exactly what he was doing in carrying out a preplanned response reviewed and sanctioned by Weil’s (and Staff JAG Smith’s) senior military commanders.
Oh…did I mention that Steven Smith’s day job is as the civilian Assistant District Attorney for the County of Geneva, Alabama including the City of Samson?
Otherwise Counselor Smith is an Army Reservist Judge Advocate (military attorney).
Staff JAG Smith knows full well officers like Scott Weil–when the U.S. Constitution is operative-“have had their careers abruptly brought to a close by misusing federal military assets to support a purely civilian criminal matter.”
Defense Department commanders chillingly plan to deploy U.S. servicemen in foreseeable real-world responses the day Mr. Obama faces criminal consequences for his TREASON!