PRESS RELEASE - for immediate release
23 April 2007
contact: Daniel New, Project Manager
Michael New Action Fund
Michael New Legal Defense Fund
P.O. Box 100
Iredell, Texas 76649
Former Army Specialist Michael New's petition to
the US Supreme Court, asking them to review his
case, and the lack of due process and the sudden
change in the legal "standard of review" applied
to it, has been denied. Thus ends a legal
battle that began in August of 1995.
What does this ruling mean to Americans?
- If you are in the military, it means
that you and your attorneys have no right to
present evidence in your defense in
courts-martial, for evidence has suddenly
become "discretionary element" of the
prosecution. This means that, if the judge
and the prosecutor want the jury to see your
evidence, they will allow it, and if they
don't, they will deny it. And the bottom
line on this issue is that no member of the
Armed Forces can mount an effective legal
defense. They will be denied due process,
and the "standard of review" that has been
recognized by all Appellate Courts for over
40 years has just been shredded. Lawyers
will understand the legal chaos and
confusion that has just been upheld.
- If you are in the military, or
considering enlisting, it also means that
the Executive Branch now will feel
completely at liberty to ignore the US
Constitution, and place you in a United
Nations uniform, under the command authority
of a foreign officer, to pursue a military
policy that is distinct from the legal and
official policies of the United States of
America. In effect, you may be turned into
a mercenary at the discretion of the
President. You are for sale, rent, hire, or
loan, as determined by the political party
of the moment, and you, or your children,
may be ordered to fight, bleed and possibly
die for the United Nations, without due
- If you are a Member of Congress, or are
represented there, it means that the
Executive Branch may now send our soldiers
into war, (under the UN), without bothering
with little inconveniences like getting a
Congressional Declaration of War. This,
Presidential Decision Directive #25,
which was touted as the legal basis of the
order to send Michael New under the UN, in
apparent contradiction of existing law and
precedent. The balance of power between the
branches of government, as intended by the
Founding Fathers, has just been destroyed.
- If you are a tinhorn petty dictator,
posing no real threat to the United States,
it means you no longer have to threaten the
USA with words or action - that the
President can send troops to invade you
without a formal declaration of war.
There is more, but that's enough to
demonstrate that the USA has just
experienced a figurative shifting of the
tectonic plates of our very existence, and
the USA is not what we have all been led to
believe it is - our Constitutional Republic
is no longer simply sick - it appears to be
dead. If the President can force Americans
to fight, without a declaration of war,
under foreign powers, then the Republic no
Other than that, it's just another day.
The grass will continue to grow, and the sun
will continue to shine.
And what do we do now?
We're thinking about that, and
considering many options. This would be a
very good time to give us your own thinking
on the subject.
Thank you all, so much, for your support
over the past decade.
Real Americans don't wear U.N. blue!
This is a U.N.-free Zone