Angle Requesting Denial of Civilian Federal Courts to Try Terrorists

Pressures Reid to introduce legislation to prohibit access for unlawful enemy combatants

Las Vegas, NV – Former Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R-NV), a candidate running to unseat U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2010, took time during Pearl Harbor Day to hand deliver a letter of request to Reid’s office at the Lloyd D. George Building in Las Vegas. The letter, written by Angle, urged Reid to seek immediate legislation to reverse the ability to allow unlawful enemy combatants the right to access civilian federal courts in the U.S. “A terrorist should not fall within the same classification as that of an everyday common offender,” Angle stated after delivering the letter. “Let’s not blur the reality about the type of enemy that our country is dealing with here.”

In her letter [reprinted below], Angle advises Reid to act accordingly under Article I, Section 8 and Article III, Section 1 of the US Constitution which enables the powers of Congress to establish military tribunals, and encourages Reid to request the introduction of legislation to require that enemy combatants be tried only by a military tribunal and not in a civilian court. “Letting enemy combatants take access of U.S. civilian courts is an ill-conceived idea,” emphasized Angle. “We do not need to prove anything to the outside world by granting foreign terrorists the same constitutional rights reserved for U.S citizens. It is unwarranted to say the least.”

Angle pointed out that many unseen consequences were looming, such as the exorbitant cost to taxpayers while the defense prolongs and delays, the exposure of classified information, and most importantly the safety and security of the public at home during a time of war. “The Attorney General cannot predict how a judge will decide in any of these decisions. After inviting combatants to our country will this administration then grant our enemy further rights under our immigration laws? Our citizens do not want these American-hating terrorists claiming asylum and learning new ways to abuse us here at home.”

Angle was dismayed that terrorists appear to earn more rights than those offered to U.S. Military soldiers who fight to protect us. “It’s almost foreseeable to presume what this administration might decide next. Will our soldiers be instructed to read Miranda rights on the battle fields? Our enemies are delighted in knowing that this misguided administration bows forward and bends backwards to find more ways to afford newborn rights to them. These terrorists understand that having access to our civilian courts permits them another avenue to impose additional economic injury on our soil and another platform to create notoriety-craving attention-grabbing headlines as they continue to recruit and plan against us. It’s heartbreaking for the victims of 9/11 and a risk to America’s safety and security.”

Angle plans to remind constituents during campaign stops that Reid voted to confirm the current Attorney General, and said she will promise to introduce the legislation herself if necessary to mend the language that allows terrorists the ability to take advantage of our justice system.


Senator Harry Reid
522 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Reid:

At the direction of my attorney, I am using my First Amendment right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” concerning the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York. As you know, Congress clearly has the power under Article 1, Section 8 “to constitute Tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; to define and punish…Offenses against the Law of Nations;… and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.” In the exercise of these powers, Congress has, in the Military commissions Act of 2006, established military commissions as the appropriate venue for bringing unlawful combatants and terrorists to trial and justice. This detailed plan to prosecute illegal enemy combatants captured since September 11 was passed by a bipartisan Congress in response to the Supreme Court’s Hamdan decision.

Military tribunals have been used in similar cases for over 200 years in America. In June 1942 eight Nazis who snuck into the United States were tried and most were hanged two months later. The tribunals at Guantanamo are being used by Mr. Holder to try the five detainees charged with the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole off Yemen. Because 3000 innocent civilians were killed in the New York attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the four other Al Qaeda planners of 9/11 are accused of much more heinous acts of war. They should be tried in accordance with the 2006 Military Commissions Act and the Constitution. They should not be allowed to escape justice on technicalities within our criminal system reserved for United States citizens or to make a mockery and a spectacle of our rule of law.

This can easily be accomplished with further legislation. As you know, the power of Congress to create lower courts also includes, under Article III, Section 1, the power to “ordain” the jurisdiction of those courts, within constitutional limits. That means that Congress can also remove jurisdiction from the lower federal courts over specified matters, including prosecutions involving anyone who is, or has been, designated an enemy combatant, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow terrorists.

This is an urgent matter and I am petitioning you to act immediately within the power given expressly to you to introduce legislation to require that these enemy combatants be tried by a military tribunal, not in civilian courts on United States soil.

Sincere regards,

Sharron Angle,
U.S. citizen and Nevada State Assemblywoman, Retired
P.O. Box 33058
Reno, NV 89533

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Nevada News & Views – December 7, 2009

By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views


  • Nevada Republicans Sit on Santa’s Lap (Chuck Muth) – Newly elected Nevada GOP Chief Chris Comfort is gonna need all the help he can get turning the tables on Nevada Democrats next year, so it might not be a bad idea to visit ol’ St. Nick with a wish-list that I’ll be happy to provide for him here today.
  • Who’s Funding Harry Reid? (Jim Clark) – As we approach the 2010 midterm elections more and more Harry Reid ads are pushing the AFLAC duck and GEICO gecko off our television screens. Many are paid for by the teacher union and the Service Employees’ International Union but Senator Reid has his own stash of money to flood the airwaves.
  • The Obama War Plan: A Recipe for Disaster! (Wayne Allyn Root) – I describe myself as a Reagan Libertarian. My heroes are Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater. I am a strong supporter of the brave men and women who risk their lives and limbs to defend our freedom. I would never hesitate to defend America or her interests around the world. I am not shy about retaliating against terrorists, or other enemies of America.
  • The Church of Climate Change (Mike Zahara) – The fate of another failed round of post-Kyoto global interference with successful industrialized nations versus the rest of the world in Copenhagen, occurred earlier this year when Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was publicly told by both China and India that they won’t be doing anything to shackle their economies in the face of ‘global warming’, now called ‘climate change’ because the evidence of ‘warming’ has become an Inconvenient ‘Untruth’.
  • BOOK REVIEW: PLUNDER! How public employee unions are raiding treasuries, controlling our lives, and bankrupting the nation (Book review by A.M. Blazek) – Author Steven Greenhut’s subtitle sums up the mini-education found in this eye-opening book that leaves no union stone unturned: Teachers’, Prison, Police, Clerical and Firemans’, to name a few.

Click here to read these stories at the Nevada News & Views site!


Dave Kallas is the former head of the Las Vegas police union. He’s also, I’m told, a Republican who is mulling a GOP bid to replace Democrat Rory Reid on the Clark County Commission next year in what is a Democrat-majority district.

A Republican union boss? Call me immediately suspicious. But since it’s the cops union, maybe he’s OK. Especially since I also hear a lot of his colleagues don’t like the guy very much. So maybe he could be a good Republican candidate for the county commission, right?


Just got the latest Harry “The Most Powerful Man in the Senate” Reid’s latest save-my-political-bacon mailer from the Nevada Democrat Party this weekend. On the back page appears the following quote next to a we-can’t-afford-to-lose-Harry-Reid quote from the head of Nevada’s teachers union:

“No one has done more than Senator Reid to deliver the funding that helps Nevada law enforcement keep the public safe. Senator Reid has provided the resources that allow us to protect you.”


Dave Kallas.

Adios, Dave. Don’t call us; we’ll call you.


The John Ensign scandal is like the Eveready Bunny: It just keeps going, and going, and going. POLITICO has yet another update today, including some pearls of wisdom by a certain conservative activist in Nevada whose last name rhymes with “truth.” Catch it HERE


Sam Shad’s guest on today’s Nevada Newsmakers program will be Danny Tarkanian, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate. The program airs on KRNV-TV Channel 4 at 12:30 pm in Reno and on Cox Cable Channel 123 at 4:30 pm and 11:35 pm in Las Vegas.



“If there were a top-tier challenger to Reid, he might be dead already. The only reason he is alive are those 10 – so far – Republicans running against him. . . . Consider that a guy with a usually fatal disapproval rating is only down by 10 percentage points and 5 percentage points to the top GOP contenders – Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian. His numbers probably aren’t moving much either way; theirs are likely to go down.

“…As I have said before, don’t discount Sharron Angle, the relentless ex-assemblywoman. At 13 percent, she is only half of the frontrunners. But the turnout will be small in June and she has a base, albeit not much money. She is the real wild card among the dwarves. As for the others, they are, well, too short to play in this game. Hard to go from 1 percent to competitive unless something dramatic happens.”

Jon Ralston, Flash, 12/4/09


  • December 15: Center-right coalition meeting co-hosted by Citizen Outreach and the Nevada Policy Research Institute at 8:30 am. Invitation only.
  • January 8: First Friday Happy Hour Brewhaha (we know, a week late – need to let people recover from their New Year’s Eve parties!). Visit www.FirstFridayNevada.com
  • February 6: Citizen Outreach’s “Reagan Tribute” in Las Vegas. Details to come.
  • March 1-12: Candidate Filing Period
  • March 28: Wrestlemania
  • April 24: Republican State Convention in Las Vegas
  • May 12-13: Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas co-hosted by Citizen Outreach and Americans for Tax Reform. Details to follow.
  • June 8: Primary Election
  • November 2: General Election

Audio: Safe School Czar Linked to Shocking Teen Sex Talk

From: Fox Nation

Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Recently he was appointed by the Obama administration to run the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools in the US Department of Education.

In 2000 GLSEN held a conference that was not so much about tolerance as it was about teaching children about sex. In this clip one of the activists asks 14 year olds, “Spit or swallow?… Is it rude?”

This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay & Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money.


Join the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th!

Fellow Patriots,

Last week we announced two major new efforts underway. The first is the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party now scheduled for Washington, D.C. on April 15th. The second is the launch of the Patriot Caucus.


Due to unexpected response and high volumes of email, we’ve determined that both of these events will be significantly larger than we originally expected.

Thankfully, Freedomworks is assuming most of the logistical costs involved in the march on Washington. But, in order to keep the Patriot Caucus free, we need to raise enough money to be able to solidify the venue and set up the infrastructure needed to pull the event off smoothly.

Please consider a small contribution to help us make these two events a huge success!

Click on the following link to contribute:

Any amount you can contribute is a huge help and greatly appreciated.

For Liberty,
Eric Odom

UPDATE: We are now setting up arrangements for buses and hotels for April 15th. Please stay tuned for an announcement about these plans coming soon.


Join us on Facebook!

– Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

– RSVP for Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

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The Gathering Storm

Check The Storm Drawing Out!

The devastation and ignorance being caused by this catastrophic occurrence will forever destroy the fiber and character of a once great nation with little hope for correction or rebuilding at the present rate of duplicity and complacence being displayed by the American public.

I don’t know who came up with the idea for this drawing but, it is GREAT!

and your taxes and your personal choice.


Financial News Update – 12/07/09

The Bailout Was a Wealth Transfer Scheme

Recession Seen Lasting 20 Years

Rosengren: U.S. Should Have Seized AIG

Abortion Emerges as Top Bill Threat

Obama presses Democrats on health-care bill

Copenhagen climate talks will hinge on economics

Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO: Obamacare Will Have “Catastrophic Effects” on Health-Care Safety-Net

EPA Formally Declares CO2 a Dangerous Pollutant

Copenhagen Conference Begins While The Global Warming Scare Ends

Guest Blogger: Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) Says Climategate Should be in Copenhagen Agenda

Video: Harry Reid Calls 10% Unemployment “Progress”

Obamacare in the Senate: Cutting Medicare

Morning Bell: The Copenhagen Climate Comedy

The EPA’s war on carbon

AP: Obama’s closed-door open-government meeting

Harry Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

STIMULUS MATH: $246,436 cost per job so far

Pelosi Endorses ‘Global’ Tax to Fund Stimulus Spending, Have Wall St. ‘Pitching In’

BREAKING RULES: Lawmakers and families continue to take trips hosted by private groups, companies


Jobless professionals vie for holiday sales work

U.S. Slashes Bailout Cost by $200 Billion


24 States Borrow Money To Pay Unemployment Benefits

Wall Street and Housing Neurosis: The Real Cost of California Homeownership. Extreme Foreclosures, Option ARMs, Renting Utility Costs, and Breaking the Financially Twisted Psychology.

Heh, I Thought Dubai Was a Non-Event.

Chinese Official Slams Western Banks Over Derivatives

Gold Will Reach Mind-Boggling Levels

High US Jobless Rates Could be New Normal

Japan’s Recovery Stumbles

China Wary of Gold “Bubble” Danger After Doubling its Reserve.

Recent World Events Indicate Impending Market Chaos.

Taxpayers in 29 States Hit With Higher Taxes

This is Progress? Jobs Data Optimism Obscures Harsh Reality

U.S. Bank Failures Continue Apace.

Financial institutions urged to make banking accessible

UN says global economy will bounce back in 2010. [Again, one for the Economic Humor section.]

Goldman Sachs December Party Ban: No Groups of 12 Or More. So, 10 lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing is totally OK. But if you see 12 bankers — they’d better be banking!

Most Americans Not Confident About Financial Future

Stocks Mostly Rise as Fed Sees Improving Economy

Senator Moves to Block Bernanke Confirmation

BofA to Repay TARP, Raise Cash

Ample Supply of Oil Drives Prices Below $77


Links to Visit – 12/07/09

Gateway Pundit/Big Government – Fistgate: Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s 2000 Conference Promoted ‘Fisting’ to 14 Year-Olds

Family Security Matters – Sexually Explicit Books in the Classroom? Ask the ‘Safe Schools’ Czar

Michelle Malkin – Who’s funding GLSEN?

The Jawa Report – Chicago Man Charged in Mumbai Massacre **Bumped**

Kenneth Timmerman – Iranian Student Demonstrations Confound Regime

Doug Giles – It’s Got to Suck to be a Climavangelist!

Yid With Lid – Obama to Dictate Climate Change Regulation: WITHOUT CONGRESS! (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Flopping Aces – One World Government – Obama’s Career Path [Reader Post] (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Atlas Shrugs – Harvard: Obama Will Fail to Stop Iran’s Nuke and Will Try to Stop Israel’s Self Defense


The Radio Patriot – OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF HIS…

The Radio Patriot – FROM IRAN – BRAVE SOULS



Atlas Shrugs – December 7th, The Next Wave: Day 167 Iran Revolution – Shuts Down Internet One Day Before Massive Student Protest

Michelle Malkin – ACORN clears itself of wrongdoing

Michelle Malkin – #16Azar: Another Iranian crackdown on student protesters

Big Government – Obama Colluding With Left to Subvert His Own Afghan War Policy

Dr. Melissa Clouthier – President Obama Reaches Out To Code Pink After His Afghanistan Speech?

The Anchoress – Why Good Children Go Bad, Sometimes…