posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 10:23 PM
The constitution applies to anyone on American soil. Thus, if they committed a crime on American soil, they are sunject to our laws, rules, and
regulations. No matter where they come from.
remeber, there are a bunch of foreigners in our country right now living here. Since they are living and working here, they should have every right
and responsibility applied to them, wwith the exception of voting and running for office, if they are not citizens.
Now when in another country, it is different, local laws and customs must be followed in individual countires. So are non citizens overseas subject to
the rights of the US constitution? No, thats where international law or local law applies.
Basically, my belief is the constitution applies to to anyone on US soil, citzen or not, with a few exceptions. So yes, it applies.
Youre obviously talking about the problems with the folks at Camp X-ray and the fact they are trying to deny them legal counsel and the right to a
speedy trial. My answer is, even though they are not on US soil, technically, they are being held by Americans, thus, yes, since they are being kept
by us, they should be sunjected to the same laws the rest of us, including the right to a public defender.