Should President Obama (alongside Lindsay Graham and John McCain) be wearing an orange jumpsuit?
Welcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under a Congress that churns out thousands and thousands of pages of (often contradictory) legislation a year.
If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
Despite a mainstream media blackout on the topic, the alternative media is abuzz with this week’s hearing on the constitutionality of the clearly unconstitutional NDAA. In case you don’t remember, section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year, allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial. At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to many of his outraged supporters where he basically said he signed it but he won’t use it. Thanks pal!
In any event, the Administration is showing its true colors by appealing an injunction that judge Katherine Forrest issued against it in May. The injunction was in response to the lawsuit filed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others. While the NDAA clearly vaporizes the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Constitution, I believe the real target is the 1st Amendment.
Posted in NDAA: The Most Important Lawsuit in American History that No One is Talking About
Tagged conservative blog network, detention, detention camps, dismantling the Constitution, First Amendment, Martial Law, NDAA, ruling elites, Stand Up, STAND UP AMERICA, Stand-Up For Your Rights, Unconstitutional, watch the other hand
Courthouse News Service
MANHATTAN (CN) – A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late Wednesday to block provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism. Signed by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, the 565-page NDAA contains a short paragraph, in statute 1021, letting the military detain anyone it suspects “substantially supported” al-Qaida, the Taliban or “associated forces.” The indefinite detention would supposedly last until “the end of hostilities.” In a 68-page ruling blocking this statute, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed that the statute failed to “pass constitutional muster” because its broad language could be used to quash political dissent.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), recently adopted by Congress and signed into law by Barack Obama, contains language that has raised substantial Constitutional questions by civil libertarians on both the political right and on the political left. The bulk of the lengthy legislation deals with the routine authorization for military spending by the Pentagon, including items such as military pay, veterans’ benefits, weapons procurement, etc. Such legislation must be passed on a regular basis if the United States military is to continue to operate.
However, in the U. S. Senate version of the legislation, S.1867, there are sections dealing with the detaining of people suspected of being involved with terrorist organizations or any groups engaging in, or planning, hostile actions against the United States. These suspects can be arrested by American military forces and detained indefinitely, without formal charges being filed, and without trial, until the “hostilities” end. The term hostilities refers to the general war on terror, not to specific military actions, such as those in Afghanistan or Iraq. Therefore, there is no end in sight to the possible period of detention. This is the version that was ultimately passed by the full Congress.
Posted in A Real Constitutional Law Professor’s Take On The NDAA
Tagged Barack Obama, Congress, conservative blog network, Constitution, Corruption, Cover-up, NDAA, Political Accountability, Resident in Thief, terrorist, Tyranny
Are you baffled by the wording, timing and bipartisan support of recent legislation such as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Expatriation Act, SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? Are you concerned over the enhancement of domestic security measures that appear to be targeting and incrementally ripping away the rights of law abiding American citizens? Are you concerned about the evolving DHS “domestic extremist” definitions? Have you wondered about the true origins of the financial crises and what appears to be a quickening of events in all sectors of our lives? How about the origins of the current “occupy movement?” When and why everything started? Who and what is to blame? If so, you’re not alone.
Posted in OWS and the planned “endgame” for the U.S.
Tagged ACTA, Bernadine Dorn, Bilderberg Group, Bill Ayers, CFR, conservative blog network, Corruption, Cover-up, crony capitalism, enemies within, globalist agenda, NDAA, Obama's agenda, Occupy Wall Street, OWS, PIPA, radicals, SOPA, STAND UP AMERICA, the Perfect Storm, Trilateral Commission, Tyranny, WAKE UP AMERICA, watch the other hand
It’s ironic that Obama-Soetoro should have put so many lumps of coal in American’s Christmas stockings this year, since one of them was EPA regulations designed to kill the coal industryitself. However, that was but one of many really evil, dangerous, and destructive acts performed this year by the would-be Marxist dictator currently squatting in the White House. In collusion with his stooges in the Senate and the House, he took some giant steps that shredded the Constitution and moved us to the very brink of totarian rulealit.
Posted in Obama Usurps Our Freedoms with the Stroke of a Pen
Tagged Congress, Corruption, Cover-up, NDAA, Obama-Soetoro, Political Accountability, Resident in Thief, totarian rulealit, Tyranny, UN, Unconstitutional, Usurper
They are about to find out that ignorance is not bliss, it is instead the betrayal of America
The true intention of the GOP, their candidates, their minions, and their so-called “Tea Party”–yes, Tea Party, the GOP now owns you– have become so clear in the last two years–they all want the current corrupt system to remain the same. Aside from the corruption, the blindness, and the ignorance, I conclude they’ve forgotten entirely what this Country is supposed to be about, and who makes a true leader. Its like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic.
Here is a reminder of the kind of person a true Constitutionalist, a true Conservative and a true American should vote for.