Sometimes I guess it does work. Looks like Wade Hicks Jr, the man who was stranded in Hawaii, effectively denied his constitutionally given right to interstate travel is off the No-Fly List. I guess whoever had put him on there no longer found him to be the hard-core right-wing extremist terrorist suspect they believed him to be when the added him for some reason.
The poor guy a military dependent, who has on base privileges and access to any military facility in the world through the possession of his military identification card, was too big a threat to let fly. He was taken off the plane in Hawaii by a U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement agent who arrived to remove him from the military aircraft with two heavily armed and I am assuming military guards.
But, Wade is not going to stop after being returned from captivity, no he is going to take this all the way to Congress if he has to and have this illegal usurpation of rights addressed. I mean here is a man accused of no crime, given no due process, informed of no proceedings, and suddenly he is being treated as if he is a convicted felon. How would you feel?
I hope he is able to bring this unjust system to its knees when he takes this up with higher authorities. They can’t even tell him what made them reverse their stance and remove him from the roles of the probable terroristas. Well I, for one, can tell you exactly why. Media coverage. The administration carrying out these illegal and unconstitutional bannings have been subject to a number, well a score really, of negative press in the last few months. Add to that this man, law-abiding, military affiliated, now stranded makes for big news and a big, fat, black eye for the department of Homeland security, even the name is a joke, and you have people back pedaling so fast they’re probably tripping over their own feet.
Thank God we live in a country where there is still some media willing to stand up and say, Hey This Stinks!, and we want to know what your problem is and how you think you can get away with doing this to regular American citizens. I suppose it is also good they didn’t charge him under the NDAA as well, otherwise he might have disappeared into a deep, dark, interrogation hole, for an undisclosed amount of time for no reason, never to be seen again. But, we would never misuse the NDAA to detain American citizens, just as we would never misuse the No-Fly List, right?
Well Wade, we’re glad you’ve made it home, sorry you didn’t get to see your wife, and stand behind you as you take this up with the government.