Jan 3, 2012 Political
The United States Congress and Barack Obama have codified what the Nazis did in World War II. They have taken the reprehensible act of rounding up free citizens and locking them away without the benefit of a trial and sanctioned it by passing a law that says it is OK.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for this year took the drastic steps of basically designating the US a battlefield and then allowing people (citizens and non citizens alike) to be taken into custody by the military, detained who knows where and kept as long as the government deems necessary.
Make no mistake, the provisions apply to US citizens the caveat is that the military is not required to take citizens into custody. They have permission to but are not required to. There is no absolutely clear language that forbids US citizens from being apprehended and held without trial and in violation of the rights enumerated in our Constitution. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California, introduced an amendment that would clearly forbid US citizens from being affected by this. It was soundly defeated so you know it applies to citizens.
This was passed by Republicans and Democrats alike and signed into law by Barack Obama. History will show that he was the one who signed a bill into law that shredded the Bill of Rights and turned America into the kind of country that led to the atrocities of Nazi German.
This is no right vs left issue. This issue involves all Americans and the attack on us is coming from both sides of the aisle. Republicans and Democrats worked together to do this to us and it matters little that the man who signed it into law is a Democrat. It would have been just as egregious if it had been done by George Bush (though I can’t help but wonder how many Democrats who remain silent would be screaming bloody murder had it been he) or any other Republican. This is an assault waged by the entire government on the citizens of the country.
The issue has hit a hot button among people from all political beliefs. Salon has an excellent article showing how this applies to US citizens and why it is bad. The ACLU is against this law (though I disagree with their position that it is illegal to hold anyone indefinitely regardless of their legal status) and US Representative Justin Amash has written in length about it. Natural News busts the myth about this not applying to citizens and the points made align with those of the other linked articles.
This Republic is in serious trouble and it is getting worse as those in office continue to clamp down on us and our freedom. We will not take this lying down but how many people will have to whisked away before the general population starts to pay attention? How long do we allow the people in office to have their way with us before we do something about it?
This coming November is a huge election and it is up to us to have a peaceful revolution at the ballot box. VOTE OUT EVERY PERSON WHO VOTED FOR THIS.
And that includes the man who signed it into law. Yes, I know he used a signing statement to express his concerns but signing statements are no more valid when he uses them than when Bush or anyone else used them. They do not bind anyone and have no weight should the issue be challenged. A president can do one of three things when presented with a bill. Using a signing statement is not one of the three. They do not bind future presidents and they do not bind the one who made the original statement. Obama could decide he would rather follow the law as written at any time and his signing statement would mean nothing. Like Executive Orders against abortion…
We have a chance to right the ship by getting rid of all these people and the first step is in the peaceful election process. Should that not work and should they start locking up Americans in violation of the Constitution, well it won’t be a good time in American history. Let’s just leave it at that.
Remember, the argument that if you did not do anything wrong you had nothing to worry about did not fly when the Patriot Act was being debated and it should not fly now.
Keep silent at your own peril but remember, First they came…
Never surrender, never submit.
Aug 15, 2009 Political
Hello, you may know me- I am your electorate- you know, the people you are supposed to represent, the people you were elected to represent. Your party may be the group that holds your same ideal and principles, but it is the people that you should hold allegiance to first and foremost. Without them, you wouldn’t be where you are, because the party has no vote, but the people do.
You also have a little niggling thing that you pledged faith to called the Constitution. Remember that line in your oath, “To protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States.” It did not say squat about the Resident, or his “Czars”, or anything else, just the Constitution.
I am guessing that the Constitution is supposed to be important, but your actions have me wondering if you have forgotten this document in all the hoopla over the “first Post- racial President” ever. You see, it really doesn’t matter what color he is if he is a despot, and while I won’t say he is a Despot, he’s looking a little “Despot-ish”, with all these “Czars”.
You see, there’s a little problem with these little tin pot dictators he keeps propagating- they are not answerable to Congress, subject to checks and balances, and the oversight a responsible Congress is supposed to do. Instead, you allowed him to propose what is basically a “straw Cabinet” of people who will have little effect, while he is free to go around the Constitutional laws with these unelected, unvetted sock puppets of his.
And you do nothing- even worse, you aid him in this, never dreaming that one day you could wake up and find that because of your actions AND your inactions, you have become largely irrelevant, and the Resident will be free to ignore you. Believe me- he will.
You have by and large, already been emasculated as a law- making political body, but you can still grow a new pair- those are mainly a state of mind, and you (both parties here) can reverse this trend of irrelevancy if you act now, but passing this Healthcare bill and the Cap and Trade bill as they are written just gives this Resident more power, and believe me- that is not something you should do.
I am not saying that we do not have problems with energy, or healthcare, but our system was designed whereby laws were passed with a deliberate slowness, so we could have good, decent bills that benefitted everyone. Now we have someone who acts like the man behind the curtain in Oz. Oh, don’t look behind the curtain, he beseeches- because he knows that if you did, you would find that it is really all smoke and mirrors.
So you actively aid him, or inactively “allow” him to rape the Constitution. There are at least four of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights now under active attack by this administration.
The First Amendment, which guarantees the right to free speech, and the right to a free and unrestrained press (nowadays that would include ALL media) is being restrained or soon to be restrained by what the Resident is calling “Diversity”, but which seeks to silence Talk Radio,the largest percentage of which is conservative, but make no mistake, they will come for the print and visual media, and then the internet also.
The Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, will soon be under full scale attack, using as justification the alleged arms that come from the southwest border states into Mexico. This is a lie, as far as percentages go, and it is virtually impossible to get a fully automatic weapon from the United States. Empirical evidence suggests that the bulk of weapons have come from Honduras, Venezuela, or Cuba, but the Resident wants to restrict gun sales in the U.S., so he allows this false evidence to flow unchecked.
The Fourth Amendment, that of restrictions against unreasonable search and seizure, and the right to privacy, is under attack in the middle of the Healthcare bill, where the government could, and would compel you to hand over not only your medical records, but your bank account information. Now, we all know that is just not right, and yet it is there, stuck in the middle of a bill 1017 pages long, like a stealth law.
And finally, compelling the States to accept the Stimulus money (or ANY money with strings attached), falls afoul of the Tenth Amendment, that of State’s Rights. You see, if the Constitution does not explicitly say what the Federal Government’s powers are respective to any situation vis-a-vis the States, then the power, and decision- making process devolves to the States themselves.
News flash- the Constitution does not say what, if any power the Federal government has over the states regarding the money- ergo, the states are not compelled to do what the Feds want them to do. Now, we have a problem with spineless politicians in the State Legislatures, but that just mirrors the Federal problem we have with you.
So here’s the deal- You need to climb down off of that cross, use the wood to build a bridge, and get over it. Grow a pair, and represent the people you are supposed to represent. There is supposed to be somewhat of an adversarial context between you all and the executive branch- you are not the Resident’s dog- that position is already filled, so do not- I repeat – do not roll over and play dead for the Resident.
Or you might just die at the polls in 2010.
(P.S to all those who read and agree, send this to another blog, or Congressman, or Senator).
Aug 15, 2009 Political
That’s not a question you want to ask your lawmakers or the chief executive in power. Not that asking the question would be so bad, but nowadays, you have to be scared of the answer, because apparently there are NO limits to their stupidity. The stupidity du jour is the new “Diversity” Czar, Mark Lloyd.
I can understand if you haven’t heard of this man- I hadn’t either, but when I heard what his idea of diversity was, my ears pricked up- for the simple reason that he is the newest tool of the left to dismantle our Constitution, and he is going to take on our Freedom of Speech.
In the old days, the “tool” used was a little thing called the “Fairness Doctrine”, wherein anyone who espoused a political point of view had to leave free time to an opposing viewpoint- but that was dismantled in the 80s, and talk radio began to flourish, with Rush Limbaugh taking the lead. Local radio began to sprout up, with many of the local voices being conservative in nature,
There was no impedement to liberal voices on talk radio, they were free to talk all they wanted, but as we have seen in the case of the radio station Air America, no one tuned in to listen, at least not in the amounts to make it a commercially viable enterprise- not the fault of conservatives- but it seems that liberals, socialists, and communists do far better when they get stuff for free.
And that is just what Mr. Lloyd is prepared to do , in the name of “diversity”. He has proposed to charge talk radio stations, (listen up), 100% of their estimated gross for renewal of their licenses. Okay, now read that sentence again, slowly- Mr. Lloyd wants to charge these stations ALL of their profit, PLUS whatever it costs to run the station, just to keep that station on the air.
In 2006 while at the liberal Center for American Progress Lloyd wrote a book entitled, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America. In the book he presents the idea the private broadcasters (private business) should pay a licensing fees which equals their total operating costs so that public broadcasting station can spend the same on their operations as the private companies do. By doing so he hopes to improve the Corporation for Public Broadcasting currently at $400 Million for 2009.
Not only does he want to redistribute private profits, he wants to regulate much of the programming on these stations to make sure they focus on “diverse views” (Progressive Views) and government activities. I am all for that when I see on PBS a conservative voice next to Bill Moyers. And when I hear a conservative voice on NPR or just voice on NPR that sounds excited with some passion.
If these stations do that, that money will be given, through “grants” to minority owned stations, so these stations can parrot the party line, which of course is liberal in nature. Since Liberal stations cannot make money on their own, all the big, bad old conservative stations would have to “subsidize” these ideological cripples.
This is bad, because this is a direct assault on Freedom of Speech, our First Amendment, and concerns not only talk radio, but eventually print, visual, and the internet. Everybody will be adversely affected by this Czar and his decisions. The fact that this is illegal doesn’t concern those in power, as they have made an art of getting around those pesky Bill of Rights amendments, by forging laws that skirt the main issue, and attack the flanks, like a cowardly hyena.
What is truly alarming is that this makes, by my count at least four of the first ten amendments that this administration is actively attacking- The first; Freedom of Speech and the right to a free press, the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, is under attack by new taxes on sales of firearms, and possible new restrictions due to the fictitious amount of firearms that “appear” in Mexico drug cartel fights.
Then there is the Fourth Amendment, protection against unreasonable search and seizure, and the right to privacy, which goes down the drain with the Healthcare bill’s provision whereby the administration can have unwarranted access to your medical records, and bank accounts, so they can jerk money and information from your private records. Lovely.
And last but not least, they have been chipping away at the Tenth Amendment, that of State’s rights- simply by compelling the states to take the stimulus money. It is true that some states need the money, some might not, but to attach strings to this money, in order to better control these states, is blatantly unconstitutional.
This is a coordinated and cooly systematic attack on the fundamental tenets of our lives and country. The Constitution is the glue that holds us together as nothing else; it is the reason we have lasted so long, as large and diverse as we are.
Now, this socialist administration is looking to take us apart and re- make us in their image, which has nothing to do with the Constitution- indeed, the Constitution is a roadblock they cannot abide, because it reminds them of what they cannot do. They want a document that says what they can do.
They are very determined in their traitorous endeavors- they will not stop until they literally can go no farther, and right now, that stops with the Supreme Court. God help us if they manage to tilt the court to the left, and that possibility is there. If Justice Kennedy were to retire, then the balance would shift drastically to the left.
All that would be left then would be to influence the legislatures of the various states to convene a Constitutional Convention to amend the Constitution in their favor, and with their bullying of the States in this stimulus thing, they might begin to get their way.
In the meantime,meet the new Boss- the one with the power to abridge your flow of information to suit this P.O.S. administration. You might think this would wake up the rest of the media, but no- not yet.
I guess they will finally wake up when the gag is slipped on- by then it’s too late.