Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

Military Detention Bill- NDAA Passes 93-7

Despite the efforts of informed and patriotic Americans who worked to let their voices be heard, the bill that now gives the U.S. military license to arrest and detain our citizens who are suspect of various threats, without warrant, and indefinitely, has passed the Senate 93-7. You can now be taken off the street without knowing why by the U.S.military.

The National Defense Authorization Act S. 1867, allows the U.S. military to detain and arrest citizens “suspected” of being a threat to homeland security, but only they will know why.

The bill is an historic threat to American citizens and others because it expands and makes permanent the authority of the president to order the military to imprison without charge or trial American citizens,” said Christopher Anders, ACLU senior legislative counsel.

The bill reflects the politically charged dispute over whether to treat suspected terrorists as prisoners of war or criminals. The administration insists that the military, law enforcement and intelligence agents need flexibility in prosecuting the war on terror after they’ve succeeded in killing Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. ~ CBS News

Though the White House has threatened to veto the bill, the fact that Obama administration lawyers yesterday reaffirmed their backing for state sponsored assassination of U.S. citizens would suggest otherwise. Not voting for the bill, or in other words upholding the oath to protect the Constitution, has been described over and over again as “political suicide”.

“The bill puts military detention authority on steroids and makes it permanent, American citizens and others are at greater risk of being locked away by the military without charge or trial,” said Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. ~ Paul Joseph Watson

And about Section 1031 of the bill:

“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,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech earlier this month.

The difference is that the danger of American citizens being detained without trial as terrorists on frivolous pretexts is an even greater danger now given that the Department of Homeland Security has characterized behavior such as buying gold, owning guns, using a watch or binoculars, donating to charity, using the telephone or email to find information, using cash, and all manner of mundane behaviors as potential indicators of domestic terrorism. ~Paul Joseph Watson

The following You Tube film “The Fall of the Republic,”  is in full length. It runs 2 and 1/2 hours. In it you will see people of influence and experts, reveal thoughts and facts about our blessed Republic, and how it is falling rapidly.

Let us remember, a Republic is not  democracy. A democracy says; “if we don’t like you, and enough of us agree- we can hang y0u at will.” A Republic says: “there is a group who means harm to another, call the sheriff so he can uphold the law of the land.

In which camp are you?

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