By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hear that? That’s the shredding of the Constitution and your rights as America sinks into a full-fledged police state. Not only are the government goons now shutting down more and more sites at an alarming rate (without due process), they are now putting their literal sights on Americans who fall under their personal definition of ‘terrorist.’ And the last time I read the Southern Poverty Law Center tripe, that included Tea Partiers, patriots, Christians, Libertarians, gun enthusiasts and pretty much anyone who does not toe the government line. Welcome to Obama’s Third Reich – American style…
While Americans were giving thanks for what little we have left, our politicians were cooking up a doozy of a surprise for us just in time for the holidays. And who can you thank for this poisonous present? Well, none other than Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) – a Progressive on the Left and a Progressive on the Right. Now that’s bipartisanship to die for, literally.
From the ACLU via The Daily Sheeple:
The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.
The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.
The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.
I know it sounds incredible. New powers to use the military worldwide, even within the United States? Hasn’t anyone told the Senate that Osama bin Laden is dead, that the president is pulling all of the combat troops out of Iraq and trying to figure out how to get combat troops out of Afghanistan too? And American citizens and people picked up on American or Canadian or British streets being sent to military prisons indefinitely without even being charged with a crime. Really? Does anyone think this is a good idea? And why now?
If that doesn’t make your blood run stone cold, I don’t know what will. I looked at the bill and it looks to me as if it is referring more to the Department of Justice and Homeland Security than the military, but hey, either way, it’s a crap sandwich for Constitutional Conservatives like me and all other patriotic Americans. I can’t stand the ACLU, but this time they are right and people better pay attention. If I’m wrong about the military angle on this, then our boys and girls will be forced to turn on Americans or be ‘disciplined.’ That could be a life and death decision for them. Pray for our troops – I know in my heart they will not turn on their family and friends. They would be forced into a blatant violation of the Posse Comitatus Act and that would be the final straw to break in the birth pains of a civil war.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of elitists telling us we are overreacting, while legislation is being crafted and debated in secret, while we lose more and more of our freedoms with each passing day. All of us should be royally pissed off. You don’t actually think these asshat politicians have our best interests and security in mind do you? Damned right they don’t. They want to control us, enslave us, shut us up and close us down. I know that I won’t go down without a fight, what say you?
If they pass this monstrosity, they can come to your home in the dead of night and take you with no due process and you will simply disappear. They will never give the reason – the fact they consider you an enemy of the State will be all it takes. That’s not America. That’s a fascist totalitarian State and I’ve got news for America – it will happen if the Progressives stay in power. Many, many will disappear and many more will die.
The vote on this either happened today or will take place tomorrow. Remember who voted and how. I know Udall out of Utah was presenting an amendment that would neutralize a lot of this, but I don’t hold a lot of optimism that he will prevail.
“I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech last week. One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil. That alone should alarm my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but there are other problems with these provisions that must be resolved.”
Convinced yet? Silent running indeed. I suggest you buy food, silver and keep a gun by your door.
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Hello COMMUNISM and goodbye to what’s that word – I almost forgot it because we no longer truly have it – CAPITALISM. It’s time for Obama’s administration to take a hike. Oh wait, can I be arrested for this now??? I don’t think the king and dictator allow his name to be disrespected as he steals our money and gives it to other countries such as China…
When they blah, blah, we’ll blah, blah and nothing will be done as never has been done and America will collapse.
Yes, I’m greatly ashamed every morning when I look in the mirror because I, like millions and millions of other Americans, have NOT fulfilled my oath to “protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC [emphasis mine].
With the passage of the NDAA yesterday, the Senate of the U.S. Congress has, in fact, declared WAR ON AMERICANS, THEIR CONSTITUTION, LIBERTIES AND FUTURE. (Actually, it was done when the so-called “Patriot Act” was passed and extended and extended but “we the people” only protested weakly so now we have the NDAA. Geez, what else could be in store for us in the future? I can hardly wait.)
Remember Ruby Ridge; Waco; Kent State. Oh well, doesn’t matter. The “land of the free” was lost by the inaction and cowardice of “the brave” in their own homes.
Yes, I’m guilty too. I refuse to carry the guidon. Been there, done that. It’s a good way to hang alone in this fairy tale “home of the brave.”
if and when they pass this,they have declared war on the american people. the question is, are we going to just sit by and take it or are we going to grow a pair and put these criminals were they belong?
I think the biggest most single act of the Federal Government will be to take the arms away from citizens. There will be allot of blood spilled in the streets when this day comes.
Americans will not give up their guns…period. Does anyone even know how many guns there are in the state of TX?
Soldiers and law enforcement will have to understand, that they took an oath to protect the 2nd Ammendment to the Constitution and if they violate this then they are subject to be shot by the average person residing in the average household.
Not a good place to be with your very life in jeopardy each day on the job.
Has any body looked at the bill? http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s1253rs/pdf/BILLS-112s1253rs.pdf
SEC. 1031. AUTHORITY TO DETAIN UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS CAPTURED PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE. SEC. 1032. REQUIRED MILITARY CUSTODY FOR MEMBERS OF AL-QAEDA AND AFFILIATED ENTITIES.
1031 has a clause… (d) CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATION ON APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES PERSONS.—The authority to detain a person under this section does not extend to the detention of citizens or lawful resident aliens of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States except to the extent permitted by the Con- stitution of the United States.
In 1032, there is a clause: (b) REQUIREMENT INAPPLICABLE TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States. What is more concerning is that this bill will cost 10K per person… http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/112_SN_1253.html
I think it might be a way for Liberals to generate opposition to the bill to give rights to terrorists, knowing that people aren’t inclined to look at the actual bill text…
As a tea party leader I have been alerting every tea party I can and asking them to alert everyone they can to call, tweet and email these senators. I see that Rand Paul also has an amendment to kill it…..he will need our support. Thank you for all you do to help keep the in formation flowing.