Re: re defining human (was fetal tissue)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 12:22:25 -0800 (PST)

> >I don't know where your legal education came from, but the
> >Constitution most definitely applies to more than citizens; it
> >applies to aliens, legal and illegal, Indians, residents of
> >US-protected districts on foreign soil (like militar bases),
> >and anyone else within the reach of our law enforcement.
> I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on the Internet, so I'll leave
> most of this to the experts, But one item I can address, the
> constitution does not apply to military bases/personnel on foreign
> soil, it does not apply to military bases on U.S. soil, it is
> superseded by UCMJ, This is the very first thing they point out to
> you in boot camp, (at least in the USMC.)

Only for members of the armed forces. Civilians on a military
base are full citizens. The UCMJ does not apply to a civilian
on a military base any more than the bylaws of the Rotary Club.

Of course, all of this is theoretical--what matters is not what
the written law says, but what the guys with guns choose to
enforce; and that's anybody's guess.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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