OK, I will admit it. I missed this altogether. With the Holidays and being out of the loop and what not. I will admit this also. I didn't believe it when a Friend of the OPNTalk Blog sent this to me. "What do you think of this. Where is the outrage? Where is the Media. Where are the Liberals?" I didn't believe what I was reading. Then I learned that Rush had it on his Show Yesterday. I STILL didn't believe it. But it is TRUE.
Remember when George Bush authorized Wire Tapping? Remember the Front Page News. The Lead Stories on the Mainstream Media News Casts? Remember the Protests? Remember all that? Well, THIS President just Signed into Law the Authorization of the Military to come into YOUR House, rip you from your Family, and Detain you indefinitely, charging you with NOTHING. All they have to do is deem you a Threat. Say that you are engaged in any form of Terrorism that they deem dangerous. Are you telling yourself that you are NOT a Terrorist, so you need not worry about this? Remember The OFFICIAL Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment If you are Pro-life, you may be a Right Wing Extremist? If you are anti-Amnesty, you may be a Right Wing Extremist? If you are in the Tea Party, forgetaboutit, yous a Terrorist. You Racist, Bigoted, Chauvinistic, Homophobes out there. Yo! Yeah, I'm talk to YOU. You angry unemployed White Guys. Yous a threat to National Security. And Big Sis is watching you. You dare to question to King Obama? Uh? You dare to question the Thugs, uh, I mean the hard working, smartest People in the Country, the Congress? Yous be careful, or yous be a target. Ya hear me talking to ya?
But that's not all. Remember THIS. OPNTalk - Obama Administration: White People Are Terrorists
Big Sis and the Homeland Security, has put together a Public Service Announcement. If you see White People acting hinky, go find the nearest Minority Authority Figure and report them. They may very well be a Terrorist. I'm not joking. According to Prison Planet - Big Sis’ Latest Terrorists: More White Americans By Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com August 17, 2011Here is what I'm talking about. This is SERIOUS Folks. Just read this.
The UK Gaurdian - The NDAA's historic assault on American liberty by Jonathan Turley guardian.co.uk, Monday 2 January 2012 11.50 EST Article history
By signing into law the NDAA, the president has awarded the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens without trialBefore you start making excuses such as "It was Congress not Obama that put that in there" or "He didn't know." or "He was Tricked" Or whatever, HE DEMANDED that the language EXCLUDING American Citizens BE EXCLUDED. In other words, he DEMANDED that this new Power INCLUDE American Citizens. So now, just like China, Cuba, Venezuela, or the Good Old USSR. If the Government deems you a threat, they will come and get you, throw you in Prison for LIFE without having to answer to ANYONE. If you disagree with this President, you could be arrested and charged with NOTHING. No Lawyer No defense. Just thrown in Prison. The Obama Gestapo is NOW a LEGAL Reality. George W. never even came close to what Obama just did. Where IS the outrage? Where is the Media? Where are the Liberals? Where are the Protests in the Streets?
President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment, to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country … and citizens partied in unwitting bliss into the New Year.
Ironically, in addition to breaking his promise not to sign the law, Obama broke his promise on signing statements and attached a statement that he really does not want to detain citizens indefinitely (see the text of the statement here).
Obama insisted that he signed the bill simply to keep funding for the troops. It was a continuation of the dishonest treatment of the issue by the White House since the law first came to light. As discussed earlier, the White House told citizens that the president would not sign the NDAA because of the provision. That spin ended after sponsor Senator Carl Levin (Democrat, Michigan) went to the floor and disclosed that it was the White House and insisted that there be no exception for citizens in the indefinite detention provision.
The latest claim is even more insulting. You do not "support our troops" by denying the principles for which they are fighting. They are not fighting to consolidate authoritarian powers in the president. The "American way of life" is defined by our constitution and specifically the bill of rights. Moreover, the insistence that you do not intend to use authoritarian powers does not alter the fact that you just signed an authoritarian measure. It is not the use but the right to use such powers that defines authoritarian systems.
The almost complete failure of the mainstream media to cover this issue is shocking. Many reporters have bought into the spin of the Obama administration as they did the spin over torture by the Bush administration. Even today, reporters refuse to call waterboarding torture despite the long line of cases and experts defining waterboarding as torture for decades.
On the NDAA, reporters continue to mouth the claim that this law only codifies what is already the law. That is not true. The administration has fought any challenges to indefinite detention to prevent a true court review. Moreover, most experts agree that such indefinite detention of citizens violates the constitution.
There are also those who continue the longstanding effort to excuse Obama's horrific record on civil liberties by blaming either others or the times. One successful myth is that there is an exception for citizens. The White House is saying that changes to the law made it unnecessary to veto the legislation. That spin is ridiculous. The changes were the inclusion of some meaningless rhetoric after key amendments protecting citizens were defeated. The provision merely states that nothing in the provisions could be construed to alter Americans' legal rights. Since the Senate clearly views citizens as not just subject to indefinite detention but even to execution without a trial, the change offers nothing but rhetoric to hide the harsh reality.
The Obama administration and Democratic members are in full spin mode – using language designed to obscure the authority given to the military. The exemption for American citizens from the mandatory detention requirement (section 1032) is the screening language for the next section, 1031, which offers no exemption for American citizens from the authorisation to use the military to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial.
Obama could have refused to sign the bill and the Congress would have rushed to fund the troops. Instead, as confirmed by Senator Levin, the White House conducted a misinformation campaign to secure this power while portraying the president as some type of reluctant absolute ruler, or, as Obama maintains, a reluctant president with dictatorial powers.
Most Democratic members joined their Republican colleagues in voting for this un-American measure. Some Montana citizens are moving to force the removal of these members who, they insist, betrayed their oaths of office and their constituents. Most citizens, however, are continuing to treat the matter as a distraction from the holiday cheer.
For civil libertarians, the NDAA is our Mayan moment: 2012 is when the nation embraced authoritarian powers with little more than a pause between rounds of drinks.
Because it's Obama it's OK? Seriously? NOTHING? There is NOW no doubt this is the most important Election in HISTORY. In the History of this Country, there has never been a more important one. America itself is at Stake here. Look at all that Obama has done in 4 years. Imagine what he will do in another 4. After that? There may very well never again be an Election. Make no mistake about it. Obama HAS TO BE STOPPED. We need to Vote to keep America, America. Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave. If not? We will lose it FOREVER.