The McVeigh aftermath
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Since his execution last week, Timothy McVeigh is out of sight and out of mind for most Americans.
That's the way the federal government wants it – which is reason enough to continue to raise questions about the Oklahoma City bombing and the trial and execution of Timothy McVeigh.
Many of us will continue to demand answers to questions deliberately evaded by Attorney General John Ashcroft, President Bush and their predecessors:
There are many other serious questions I have raised in the past and more I will raise in the future. Timothy McVeigh may be dead, but the government's cover-up of the circumstances surrounding this tragedy continues with a life of its own.
Here's one more abuse to consider – one that has grave implications for all Americans.
The federal government simply did not have constitutional jurisdiction to try or execute McVeigh – only the state of Oklahoma did. The federal government did not own the land on which the Murrah Building stood. This is not a mere technicality. McVeigh was prosecuted under a statute that cites as its authority the Interstate Commerce Clause.
In other words, McVeigh was tried and executed for "having a substantial effect on interstate commerce."
If such twisting of constitutional intent can happen in a high-profile mass murder case like this, it can happen to any of us at any time for any reason the government wants.
But maybe you don't care anymore. Maybe Americans just don't give a darn now because Timothy McVeigh is dead and his ashes reportedly scattered to the four winds. Maybe, also, none of us are concerned about the way the Constitution is being misused, manipulated and shredded before our eyes. Maybe we all just trust our government, have faith in our public officials and don't feel there is any need for accountability any longer in this enlightened media age.
For those of you who fall into those categories, I guess I have nothing to say to you. Perhaps, there is nothing to say that could wake you from your slumber.
Yet, I know there are many who do care. There are many who want to know the truth – not just about Oklahoma City but other government scandals and cover-ups.
I have two suggestions for you to help get you motivated and informed:
Joseph Farah is editor and chief executive officer of WorldNetDaily.com and writes a daily column.
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