howard in trouble...

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    I love this, clipped from

    Fortunately, any Australian citizen can stop this terrible mess before it actually happens, by simply explaining to John Howard that he no longer has the right to sit in the Australian House of Representatives, and thus no longer has the right to be Prime Minister of Australia. You see, John Howard has violated the Australian Constitution, which overrides all “international treaties” or “agreements”, real or imagined, between Australia and external foreign powers.
    While this may at first seem like a strictly internal Australian matter, Americans and Brits are encouraged to read on a bit further. Though the American Constitution is quite different, and the British Constitution is unwritten and thus based on precedent, you might find that George and Tony have left themselves wide open in constitutional and criminal law. Never mind the misleading media hype, just go after the hard facts.
    If the case is proved, then just like Nuremberg, certain protocols must be observed and followed. In the first instance under international law, you are obliged to carry out a citizen’s arrest of the suspect [George, Tony or John], and hand him directly to your national military police. Because the suspect is charged with war crimes, he must be escorted to The Hague by military rather than civil authorities.
    Specifically where John Winston Howard is concerned, Section 44 (i) of the Australian Constitution disqualifies from parliamentary office any politician who:- “Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power.”
    There is no qualifying proviso in Section 44 that distinguishes between friend and foe, meaning that all foreign powers have exactly the same status and meaning under the Act. Thus there is absolutely no way out for a dumb or treasonous politician, who might later claim he was merely prostituting Australia’s precious people and resources to “help a friend in need”.
    Thousands of feet of television news footage, and hundreds of column inches of newspaper reportage, prove that John Howard has made clear his allegiance to the United States of America, and that he will adhere to its strategic and tactical plans for Iraq, with or without legal approval by the United Nations Security Council. There are equally large volumes of TV and newspaper reportage proving America’s very public acknowledgement of Howard’s allegiance and adherence.
    For those who might rush to John Winston Howard’s defence and claim that “Iraq hasn’t quite happened yet”, I would simply point out that they are already too late. The split second that John Howard ordered the Australian military into Afghanistan at the request of America, and in direct violation of international law, under the exact provisions of Section 44 (I) of the Australian Constitution, he disqualified himself from sitting in the House of Representatives, and thus disqualified himself from the executive post of Prime Minister of Australia.
    Many Australian will probably mutter “I wish!”, while at the same time assuming that no court in Australia will eject John Howard from Parliament House in Canberra. Take it from me, those wise Australians who sat around a table drafting the Constitution back in 1900 anticipated this problem, and deliberately inserted Section 46 to ensure that disqualified politicians could be removed quickly and easily by any Australian citizen. Delightfully unambiguous in its wording, Section 46 states:
    “Until the Parliament otherwise provides, any person declared by this Constitution to be incapable of sitting as a senator or as a member of the House of Representatives shall, for every day on which he so sits, be liable to pay the sum of one hundred pounds [about A$250.00 per day in 2003] to any person who sues for it in any court of competent jurisdiction.”
    Wise men indeed. By inserting the words, “declared by this Constitution to be incapable of sitting”, the authors of the Constitution ensured that it was the wording of Section 44 alone that would remove the politician, and prevent direct or indirect intervention by a possibly corrupt or compromised Australian court of law. The wording is exact, and cannot be misinterpreted.
    By inserting the words, “to any person who sues for it [the $250.00 per day fine] in any court of competent jurisdiction”, the authors of the Constitution ensured that every Australian citizen, no matter how rich or poor, had the easy ability to force the matter through the courts, and personally ensure that the disqualified member was ejected from Parliament House forever.
    The most remarkable thing about Section 46 of the Australian Constitution, is that the authors appear to have anticipated members who would at some time in the future disqualify themselves, and deliberately inserted a cash reward as incentive for action to be promptly taken against the offender or offenders. At the very least, the resulting fine would cover legal costs in the competent court!
    Time for a few calculations: The Australian forces sent illegally to Afghanistan by John Winston Howard, arrived on sovereign Afghan territory in Kabul on 12 December 2001, on which date Howard completely disqualified himself from the Australian Parliament under Section 44 (I). This means that as of today’s date, John Winston has been “incapable of sitting” in the Parliament for a total of 417 days at A$250.00 per day, which comes to an impressive total of A$104,250.00, give or take a few cents.

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