Theodore "Ted" Smith III of Los Angeles, Chair of the California Democratic Party African-American Caucus, used his influence to block two key resolutions presented to the delegates of the California Democratic State convention in San Diego.
If you have never heard of Blackwater, they are a US Government sponsored terrorist organization. And Theodore "Ted" Smith III is protecting these terrorists!
Blocked Resolution: Stop Blackwater Convention Resolution
Quotes from Resolution:
"Blackwater USA and other private contractors are not subject to an effective system of oversight and accountability with respect to their operations and government contracting activities, and are the subject of ongoing hearings before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse; Blackwater USA has resisted attempts to subject its private soldiers to the Pentagon's Uniform Code of Military Justice, claiming they are civilians, and has simultaneously claimed immunity from litigation under civil law in the United States, asserting its forces are part of the Pentagon's "Total Force."
"The John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122), which was signed into law by President Bush in October 2006, seriously weakens two bulwarks of liberty--the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act of 1807--by expanding the power of the president to declare martial law and use troops as a domestic police force in response to a "public emergency" or any "other condition"; and Blackwater troops (which were deployed domestically in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina) or other private mercenary and paramilitary forces pose a severe threat to the civil liberties of the American people and now could be deployed to quell public dissent, put down popular uprisings, or even to stop opposing points of view through intimidation or outright force. "
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We are on dangerous ground here people! Blackwater is not good for America and should be shut down before it is too late!