Now They’re Demanding “Their Rights” Under the Haitian Constitution

Just wanted to post this before I forget.

BOISE, Idaho — Church leaders affiliated with the 10 Americans detained in Haiti for trying to take a busload of children out of the country are calling for their immediate release.

Central Valley Baptist Church officials claim the detainees have been interrogated by the Haitian government without an attorney or witness present – a move church officials say violates the Haitian Constitution.

Assistant Pastor Drew Ham also points to a clause in Haiti’s constitution preventing anyone from being arrested more than 48 hours without appearing before a judge. They have not yet been charged by the Haitian government.

The 10 Americans, including nine from Idaho, were arrested Friday after trying to take 33 undocumented children across the border. The Americans insist they were only trying to rescue child victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Does the irony of these idiots demanding their ‘right’s under Haiti’s constitution strike anyone else as hilarious especially the go-round we’ve had in THIS country regarding legal rights of any of those at Guantanamo.

I mean – seriously!

Advertisements

3 Responses

  1. I think that when your country has been knocked down by an earthquake, you’re allowed a little bit of slack when it comes to things like timeframes.

    My first thought when I heard about this was that the church members were lucky they didn’t get shot. As I recall a couple of people were killed by the Haiti police for picking up bags of rice — they were accused of looting.

  2. It’s amazing to me that folks who are supposedly Christian are apparently engaged in illegal child trafficking. Of course, I’m sure they have their self-justifications, based on some little snippets of Biblical verses they’ve cut and pasted into some sort of perverse collage. I’d also suspect they were lock, stock and barrel behind GW Bush’s illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, and ardent supporters of his torture policy. Let ’em see what it’s like to be the foreigners suddenly caught up in another country’s system of justice. My guess is that the Haitians will show them more compassion than they themselves would show if the situations were reversed, and dark-skinned Haitians were found trying to smuggle white-skinned children out of a catastrophe in the U.S.

  3. My guess is that the Haitians will show them more compassion than they themselves would show if the situations were reversed, and dark-skinned Haitians were found trying to smuggle white-skinned children out of a catastrophe in the U.S.

    Well, Laura Silsby is on Facebook and lists Sarah Palin as one of her pages, but then so do I. 😉

    There’s also the Manhattan Declaration: “On Nov. 20, 2009 a group of prominent Christian clergy, ministry leaders and scholars released the Manhattan Declaration, which addresses the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty.”

    One of the initial contrasts I saw immediately with coverage of the Haiti earthquake was the predominance of white ‘parents’ adopting Haitian children which, at least for me, threw up all kinds of flares.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: