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Government Secrecy Becoming Pathological?

August 5, 2013 1 comment

Government Secrecy Becoming Pathological?

 

Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Aug 2013 | John Semmens

 

Posted on Monday, August 05, 2013 5:44:15 PM by John Semmens

 

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Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin (D-Mich) rejected a request from ProPublica for a copy of a Defense Department document listing the countries the United States is currently at war with. “Who we are at war with is a matter for the Government, not the general public,” Levin maintained. “Under the Constitution, war-making powers are vested in Congress and the President. We will decide what role others will play if and when it becomes necessary to do so.”

 

 

 

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Arrogant Obama “Warns” Congress

July 10, 2012 Leave a comment

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 NDAA is making its way through Congress, and if it is in any way different from last year’s unconstitutional onslaught against the American public, it is only for the worse.Last year, Congress overwhelmingly passed and Barack Hussein Obama signed into law the most egregious assault on due process rights in the nation’s history.

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Gun Owners Voted For The Gun Grabbers

July 8, 2012 17 comments

“The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpation of power by rulers.

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USA Under Siege:  Congress and Obama Vote in Secret to End Bill of Rights and other Atrocities

March 26, 2012 3 comments
John McCain official photo portrait.

John McCain official photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Sher Zieve Monday, March 26, 2012

America, we have an enormous problem. And, it’s a quickly expanding one. Fueled by the palpable fear of We-the-People that is now observably apparent from arrogant elected members of both the Executive and Legislative branches of the US government, Orwellian bills denying the American people their Constitutionally protected rights are now being routinely crafted and passed by an increasingly draconian “ruling—not governing—political class.”

For the first time in the history of the United States of America, its people are being reigned over and reined in by thoroughly totalitarian and an almost completely corrupt set of individuals…individuals whom we elected.

The USA has been heading for Leftist rule for many decades. The markedly minority Marxists and Maoists have been incessantly and, for years, feverishly working to take over our country and install a Stalinist/Hitlerian-styled government. In fact, in 2010 at least 70 members (we suspect there are probably more) of the US Democrat Party were listed as members of the American Socialist Party. But, this is the first time they have claimed the unconditional power to do so.

In the past, we were able to keep these subversive and patently destructive elements at bay. The way in which we were able to effect our continued survival as a free country was via the Republican Party. Tragically, those days appear to be gone. The “Republican Establishment” (aka “Rockefeller Republicans,” Global Elitists or New World Order followers) is now firmly in control of the GOP and it has no intention of releasing its iron grip.

Note: Leftists are leftists wherever they deign to appear.

Recently, leftist John McCain (R-AZ)—one of the GOP “Sleeper Cell” members?—partnered with leftist Carl Levin (D-MI) in greatly increasing the Executive branch’s power over the American people. The ‘McCain-Levin US citizen Imprisonment Bill’ effectively does away with the Fourteenth Amendment’s “due process (under the law)” clause which mandates: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

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Obama Assumes Dictatorial Powers

March 25, 2012 2 comments

With two presidential signatures- one on New Year’s Day and the other issued last week – President Barack Obama has assumed the right to assert dictatorial powers over almost all aspects of the U.S. economy and to hold American citizens indefinitely without trial!

(This is not some “Space Aliens Invade” story. It is really happening).

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Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On New Year’s Day, Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund the Pentagon. But smuggled into its language is an explicit authority “allowing him to indefinitely detain [US] citizens” according to Jonathan Turley writing in the U.K. Guardian newspaper.

While the story was buried in the American media, Turley notes that it is “one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties” in American history.

At first, Obama “insisted that he signed the bill simply to keep funding for the troops.” But, Turley reports, “that spin ended after sponsor Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) disclosed that it was the White House that insisted that there be no exception for [US] citizens in the indefinite detention provision.”

Turley is critical of “reporters [who] 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.”

Read the full text of Turley’s article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/02/ndaa-historic-assault-american-liberty

Perhaps even more terrifying is the executive order President Obama signed on Friday, March 16 giving him vast powers to control every aspect of the U.S. economy in the event of war or even during a peacetime “emergency.” Edwin Black, writing for the liberal-oriented Huffington Post, says that the order “may have quietly placed the United States on a war preparedness footing” possibly in anticipation of “an outbreak of war between Israel, the West, and Iran.”

Read the full text of Black’s article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edwin-black/obama-national-defense-resources-preparedness_b_1359715.html

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Prison Planet.com » Obama Issues ‘Policy Directive’ Exempting American Citizens From Indefinite Detention

February 29, 2012 7 comments

Skeptics fear future administration could still incarcerate US citizens under NDAA

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Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comWednesday, February 29, 2012

Despite the fact that it was his administration that specifically demanded the controversial ‘indefinite detention’ provisions of the NDAA be applied to Americans,

President Obama has issued a ‘Presidential Policy Directive’ that forbids the law from being used against US citizens.Obama Issues Policy Directive Exempting American Citizens From Indefinite Detention

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A “fact sheet” released by the White House last night contains details of a “Presidential Policy Directive” which explains that the administration will not seek to use the so-called ‘kidnapping provision’ of the National Defense Authorization Act to incarcerate American citizens without trial.“Section 1022 does not apply to U.S. citizens, and the President has decided to waive its application to lawful permanent residents arrested in the United States,” states the White House fact sheet PDF.

Obama’s PDD contains a number of other circumstances in which people would be exempt from indefinite detention, but the language concerning American citizens states that to be exempt, a US citizen must be “arrested in this country or arrested by a federal agency on the basis of conduct taking place in this country,” meaning Americans arrested abroad could still be kidnapped and held without trial.

The NDAA bill, which was signed into law by President Obama under the radar on New Years Eve while he was on vacation in Kailua, hands the federal government the power to “allow the military to indefinitely detain terror suspects, including American citizens arrested in the United States, without charge.”

There’s no doubt that this represents a victory for civil libertarians on both sides of the political spectrum, but skeptics will be keen to stress that just because the Obama administration, which could be out of office by this time next year, has indicated it will not indefinitely detain Americans under the NDAA, doesn’t necessarily mean that future administrations will also refrain from doing so.

Indeed, if the administration was so concerned about the indefinite detention provisions, why did it specifically lobby for them to be applied to American citizens in the first place? A d v e r t i s e m e n tAs we documented at the time, shortly before the bill was signed into law, Senator Carl Levin revealed that it was the administration which demanded the removal of language that would have protected Americans from the ‘kidnapping’ provisions of the NDAA.“The language which precluded the application of Section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved…and the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section,” said Levin, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee.Don’t expect Obama’s PDD to be the end of the matter. Senators John McCain Ariz., Lindsey Graham S.C. and Kelly Ayotte N.H. have already indicated that they will argue against exempting American citizens from indefinite detention.

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Prison Planet.com » Bill Introduced To Challenge Authority Of NDAA

February 2, 2012 7 comments

Five Washington state representatives have introduced legislation in an attempt to override provisions the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 that would allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial.

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Obama and All who Signed the NDAA Bill Should be Impeached| The Post & Email

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment

“YOU CAN’T LEAD IF YOU DON’T LOVE GOD”

by Dr. Laurie Roth, Presidential Candidate

Dr. Laurie Roth is running for President as an Independent

(Jan. 19, 2012) — Do you all realize yet just how much your freedoms have been betrayed by the signing of the NDAA Bill? Do you get it yet that this arrogant destruction is at the hands of Republicans, ‘pretend Conservatives’ and Democrats, ‘redistribution of wealth specialists?’ It is time to stop protecting ‘labels’ and ‘political parties’ like they are God’s anointed football teams. Any politician, including Obama is on the side of treason and treachery who signed this into law.

Under many names, including conservatism and liberalism, GOP and Democrat, our Constitution and freedoms are being crushed. Remember it was former Presidential Candidate and Republican Senator John McCain along with Senator Carl Levin (D) who sponsored the NDAA Bill, knowing full well that it was a complete violation of our Miranda rights, Constitution, Posse Comitatus and freedoms. It sets American patriots and conservatives up to disappear.

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“Congressman indefinitely detained by Activists…”

January 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Gunny,

Yesterday we reported that Rhode Island is considering a resolution
to reject the President’s unconstitutional authority to
indefinitely detain American citizens without charges or due
process.

Then we reported that Congress is considering a bill that would
allow for an American to be stripped of their citizenship without
due process.

Today we are pleased to report that people are not taking this
lying down.

On the first day of the Occupy Congress protests, protesters
stormed the office of Sen. Carl Levin and held a mock arrest of
this treasonous public servant

Video:

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Prison Planet.com » Journalist Sues Obama Over Indefinite Detention Law

January 17, 2012 5 comments

Journalist Chris Hedges has filed a class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama over his signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, claiming that the ‘indefinite detention’ provision of the bill could see him sent to Guantanamo Bay simply for doing his job.

Journalist Sues Obama Over Indefinite Detention Law

The controversial legislation, signed into law by Obama on New Years Eve, allows American citizens to be abducted and held in a detention camp anywhere in the world without trial under section 1031.

“Plaintiff Christopher Hedges is a journalist whose profession requires, in part: 1) that he have communication with and personal and direct intercourse with persons who are likely to be deemed engaged in hostilities with the United States under the AUMF [Authorization for Use of Military Force, Public Law 107-40] and the Homeland Battlefield Bill; 2) that he travel to see and meet with such persons; 3) that he report on the activities and beliefs of such persons; and 4) through his journalistic endeavors to convey their philosophy and belief systems to the public at large,” states the complaint.

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Single state defies Obama detention plan

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

When Congress adopted and Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, alarms were raised over the possibility that it would allow the indefinite and rights-free detention of those who are called “belligerents,” even if they are American citizens.

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“Hope You Don’t Get Indefinitely Detained” (great quote with image of Barack Obama)

January 13, 2012 Leave a comment

“Hope You Don’t Get Indefinitely Detained” (great quote with image of Barack Obama)
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 8:17:44 PM by grundle

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Obama Cannot Be Entrusted With Such Discretionary Power

January 11, 2012 1 comment

Obama Cannot Be Entrusted With Such Discretionary Power

Forbes ^ | 01/10/2012 | Bill Flax

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:46:31 AM by billflax

After briefly reacquiring constitutional principles Republicans have been hijacked again by Neo Cons who seemingly believe our mighty military hammer makes every need a nail. Surely there’s someone left on the Right still valuing limited government.

Much attention has rightfully fixated on the recent spate of recess appointments by President Obama. Americans should jealously guard our Constitution, which is a charter meant to prevent political abuses. But very little ink has spilled regarding the Administration’s newly codified authority to suspend certain liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Defense is one of the few legitimate federal functions. The military may be government’s most effective endeavor. Nonetheless, we do not want our streets subject to martial law; one of the “long train of abuses” precipitating our Declaration of Independence.

Under the National Defense Authorization Act, the military may incarcerate U.S. citizens indefinitely without formal charges. Should the Justice Department declare you a terrorist, or simply associate you with terrorists, your rights may be abridged. Instead of innocent until proven guilty, citizens deemed guilty will be unable to prove innocence.

Despite Obama’s veto threats and publicly prattling about “reservations,” Senator Carl Levin (D, MI) claims the administration privately pushed for the enactment of several of the most frightening provisions embedded in this legislation. Apparently the White House specifically sought that American citizens, even those detained domestically, can at government’s discretion, be indefinitely incarcerated without recourse to a speedy trial.

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Laurie Roth – America needs a wrecking crew to appear on November 2012

January 7, 2012 3 comments

The first problem to fix is to throw the ineligible Obama out of office in Nov 2012. Next, we have to throw all who voted for the NDAA bill that shreds our bill of rights, Posse Comitatus and Miranda rights. Shame on Senators, John McCain and Carl Levin for authoring such an American betrayal. Levin has said that he and others, at least 14 Senators tried to get thrown out the part about our military and President having the right to round up US Citizens on vague terrorist charges and hold them without charges, indefinitely.

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Bill allowing indefinite detention of terrorists raises concerns among conservatives, pro-lifers

December 16, 2011 3 comments

Bill allowing indefinite detention of terrorists raises concerns among conservatives, pro-lifers

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-allowing-indefinite-detention-of-terrorists-raises-concerns-among-cons ^ | 12/16/2011 | Christine Dhanagom

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 12:45:47 PM by Morgana

WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Reports that President Obama is poised to sign a controversial Defense Authorization Act that includes a provision allowing the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists has come as unwelcome news to many political activists, including pro-lifers.

While the language of the bill specifically targets those with suspected ties to Al Qaeda or the 9/11 attacks, Sen. Rand Paul, an opponent of the law, pointed out in a speech on the Senate floor that existing federal policies define terrorist suspects so broadly as to invite the arbitrary targeting of innocent American civilians.

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American Police State| The Post & Email

December 16, 2011 1 comment

HAS FREEDOM DIED?

by 82ndSgt, blogging at The Right Planet, ©2011

(Dec. 16, 2011) — Two things happened recently that got little or no attention in the 24-hour news cycle, and for good reason. These things might seem at first glance to be totally unrelated, but when you look at them in the larger scheme of things they could be absolutely chilling. The focus of my recent op-ed’s has been an attempt to assemble a puzzle or mosaic, and these last two pieces bring the picture into startling clarity.

Just over a month ago Obama was threatening to veto legislation called “The National Defense Authorization Act FY2012 over wording in Section 1032 which effectively gives “authorities” the right to detain and torture American citizens indefinitely, just like those Al Qaeda members in Guantanamo. As Congressman Ron Paul warns,” this should be the biggest news going right now“, and he said the legislation would allow for “literally legalizing martial law“. Paul further warns that,” This step where they can literally detain American citizens and put them away without trial is arrogant, bold and dangerous”.

The White House opposed the legislation until, as Senator Carl Levin told lawmakers, “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section’.

Let me run that by you again. The administration actually asked that language be removed which would exempt U.S citizens and lawful residents from this legislation. Are you kidding me?

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Ron Paul furious over indefinite detention act | EUTimes.net

December 16, 2011 12 comments

With the approval from the Oval Office the only thing keeping a terrifying law that will allow for the indefinite detention and torture of Americans from passing, presidential hopeful Ron Paul has finally unleashed on the legislation.

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Although President Barack Obama had originally insisted that he would veto the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin revealed recently that the bill in its current wording was drafted after the current administration asked for changes.

Already making its way through the House and Senate, the Act in its current wording will allow for Americans suspected of any “belligerent” act to be detained in Guantanamo Bay-style military prisons indefinitely for any alleged crimes without trial. With it now being revealed that the president put forth suggestions to draft the latest version of the legislation, Levin told the press Monday night, “I just can’t imagine that the president would veto this bill.”

“I very strongly believe this should satisfy the administration and hope it will,” added Levin.

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The End is Near 2012 National Defense Authorization Act

December 15, 2011 5 comments

The End is Near 2012 National Defense Authorization Act

Armstrong Economics ^ | December 11, 2011 | Martin Armstrong

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 10:14:20 PM by Razzz42

I am almost without words. Anyone who is against this new 2012 National Defense Authorization Act is being called a “traitor” as is the case with Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. The provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, approved by the Senate last week, will allow the military to arrest terrorist suspects in the United States and detain them indefinitely without trial. But the definition of terrorist is anyone who disagrees with government. It might be safer in prison than out here right now.

This is strangely timed with the economic meltdown and if there are widespread bank failures, there will now be troops and tanks out on American streets. No standing army could ever conquer the United States. Yet with 19 guys and a camel, we have lost everything. The sheer intensity of this debate from both sides centers on how this new law will affect US citizens. This is just nuts. Britain endured IRA terrorist attacks. I cannot recall how many times I had to evacuate a building in London because of some threat. But the British did not surrender all their rights as Americans have done. Tea Party – you blew this one!

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‘Disappearing’ dissenters in Obama’s new Amerika

December 15, 2011 2 comments

It now becomes perfectly clear why Obama did not want to close down Guantánamo Bay. It’s the perfect place to ‘disappear’ his Tea Party enemies during Election Year.

Obama’s well covered by mainstream media threat to veto what can only be described as Soviet Union Horror Come to America, was only the drama he could milk during the Final Act.

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Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

December 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-detention-veto-defense-853/ ^

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 9:23:08 AM by kronos77

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Less than a month after he threatened to veto terrifying legislation that would cease constitutional rights as we know it, Obama has revoked his warning and plans to authorize a bill allowing indefinite detention and torture of Americans.

After passing in the House of Representatives earlier this year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 went before the US Senate last week, where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the days before, the Obama administration issued a policy statement on November 17 saying explicitly that the president would veto the bill, as it would challenge “the president’s critical authorities to collect intelligence incapacitate dangerous terrorists and protect the nation.”

Opposition from the White House seemed all but rampant until RT revealed earlier this week that Senator Carl Levin told lawmakers that the legislation was altered because “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”

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Prison Planet.com » Flip Flopper Obama: WILL NOT VETO DETENTION BILL

December 15, 2011 7 comments

Mac Slavo

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December 15, 2011

This evening the U.S. House of Representatives passed, with overwhelming support, the National Defense Authorization Act in a 283-to-136 vote.

You’ll note that at the time the legislation was being debated President Obama assured Americans that he would never sign the bill if it came to his desk.

The bill, which allows for the indefinite detainment of those, including American citizens, suspected of engaging in or supporting terrorist activity has not changed in any meaningful way over the last few weeks. This, of course, leaves inquiring minds questioning why the President would have so abruptly reversed his position:

Less than a month after he threatened to veto terrifying legislation that would cease constitutional rights as we know it, Obama has revoked his warning and plans to authorize a bill allowing indefinite detention and torture of Americans.

After passing in the House of Representatives earlier this year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 went before the US Senate last week, where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the days before,the Obama administration issued a policy statement on November 17 saying explicitly that the president would veto the bill, as it would challenge “the president’s critical authorities to collect intelligence incapacitate dangerous terrorists and protect the nation.”

Opposition from the White House seemed all but rampant until RT revealed earlier this week that Senator Carl Levin told lawmakers that the legislation was altered because “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”

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Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

December 14, 2011 11 comments

Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti” ^ | 15 December, 2011

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:33:01 PM by matt1234

Less than a month after he threatened to veto terrifying legislation that would cease constitutional rights as we know it, Obama has revoked his warning and plans to authorize a bill allowing indefinite detention and torture of Americans.

After passing in the House of Representatives earlier this year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 went before the US Senate last week, where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the days before, the Obama administration issued a policy statement on November 17 saying explicitly that the president would veto the bill, as it would challenge “the president’s critical authorities to collect intelligence incapacitate dangerous terrorists and protect the nation.”

Opposition from the White House seemed all but rampant until RT revealed earlier this week that Senator Carl Levin told lawmakers that the legislation was altered because “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”

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Jonathan Emord — Battlefield America ~ “Senate Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich) and John McCain (R-AZ)…”

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Senate Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich) and John McCain (R-AZ), contains a provision that authorizes the armed forces to arrest and imprison without charge or trial those suspected of involvement in or support of terrorist organizations, including American citizens resident in the United States.

Not since the summary detention of Asian Americans during the Second World War on suspicion of potential complicity with the Axis enemies of the United States has a law promised to violate in a more direct and profound manner the rights of the American people.

An amendment offered to eliminate this provision by Senator Rand Paul was defeated. The bill, containing this provision, passed the Senate on December 1 by a vote of 93 to 7. The bill and a comparable defense bill in the House, H.R. 1540, are in a House-Senate conference committee. If the provision survives negotiations between the House and the Senate, it will appear in a final bill headed for the President’s signature.

The history of modern government is rife with examples of the innocent accused. While none of us would favor a state that was less than vigilant in arresting and prosecuting American citizens for whom evidence reveals involvement in terrorist activities, no freedom loving American should accept on the pretext of the war on terror the wholesale and indefinite suspension of all Americans basic rights to Habeas Corpus, to Due Process under the Fifth Amendment, and to notice of the precise charges brought, to a speedy trial on the merits before an impartial judge, to a trial by jury, and to counsel–all guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment…..

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Prison Planet.com » Obama Administration Demanded Power To Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens

December 12, 2011 24 comments

White House removed language that would have protected Americans from Section 1031 of NDAA

Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet.com

Monday, December 12, 2011

Despite reports that Obama is planning to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, Senator Carl Levin has revealed it was the administration itself that lobbied to remove language from the bill that would have protected American citizens from being detained indefinitely without trial.

“The language which precluded the application of Section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved…and the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section,” said Levin, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

“It was the administration that asked us to remove the very language which we had in the bill which passed the committee…we removed it at the request of the administration,” said Levine, emphasizing, “It was the administration which asked us to remove the very language the absence of which is now objected to.”

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Military Can Arrest and Hold US Citizens and FEMA Camps are Being Activated| The Post & Email

December 7, 2011 3 comments

IT IS TIME TO SCREAM, NO, LOUDER!

by Dr. Laurie Roth, Presidential Candidate

Does Sen. Carl Levin believe in freedom and the U.S. Constitution or the confiscation of rights of American citizens by the U.S. military?

(Dec. 7, 2011) — Shortly after the Senate voted in The National Defense Authorization Act, S. 1867, according to an exclusive and confidential report given to Alex Jones at http://www.infowars.com, FEMA camps all over the country are now being activated. The report talks of outsourcing and providing temporary fencing, medical, laundry equipment, catering, refuse collection and power supplies. Alex Jones walks us through several acts and bold movements toward confining US citizens into camps.

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National Defense Authorization Act. (Liberty end)

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

National Defense Authorization Act. (Liberty end)

congress.org ^ | 11/29/11 | Cathedra

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:55:39 AM by Broker

Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor this week, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.

The bill was drafted in SECRET by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.

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Senate defies Obama veto threat in terrorist custody vote

November 29, 2011 1 comment

Senate defies Obama veto threat in terrorist custody vote

The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2011 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:52:43 PM by jazusamo

Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the Senate voted Tuesday to preserve language that would give the U.S. military a crack at al Qaeda operatives captured in the U.S., even if they are American citizens.

Led by Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, senators voted 61-37 to preserve the language that gives the military custody of al Qaeda suspects, rather than turning them over to law enforcement officials.

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With McCain’s help the Senate will vote on stealing our rights to trial; conviction before prison

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

With McCain’s help the Senate will vote on stealing our rights to trial; conviction before prison

coachisright.com ^ | NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 10:45:02 AM by jmaroneps37

As early as today the Senate could vote to strip us our 6th Amendment rights!

In a move that would make Joseph Stalin proud, Arizona Senator John McCain has joined Michigan’s Carl Levin in crafting a section of a bill designed to take away our rights to face an accuser and have a fair trial before being placed in prison.

A section of S. 1867 The National Defense Authorization Act bill, written by McCain and Levin would in effect give the President arrest powers. “… authorize the Chief Executive to order our military personnel to forcibly- if necessary- take any one, regardless of guilt or innocence, into custody without charges or a trial.

These “McCain – Levin” detainees could be held indefinitely with no due process or speedy trial.

As if this sneaky piece of garbage was not bad enough cowardly McCain and Levin pushed this bill through a Senate Committee in total secrecy with no public hearings or “leaks”….

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Prison Planet.com » Treason From Within: The Road towards a Police State in America

November 28, 2011 3 comments

Preparing for the Final Takedown?

There is a shocking piece of legislation working its way through Congress. A Defense Authorization bill for 2012 allows for military detentions of American citizens on American soil. These can be indefinite detentions, with no trial.

The American Civil Liberties Union statement (more of an alert) on November 23, 2011 deserves special attention:

“The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge.”

“The Defense Authorization bill — a “must-pass” piece of legislation — is headed to the Senate floor with troubling provisions that would give the President — and all future presidents — the authority to indefinitely imprison people, without charge or trial, both abroad and inside the United States.”

“If enacted, sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA would:

1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;

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Senate To Vote On Legislation That Allows U.S. Military to Detain Americans Without Charge or Trial

November 25, 2011 1 comment

Senate To Vote On Legislation That Allows U.S. Military to Detain Americans Without Charge or Trial

The SHTF.com ^ | 25 Nov, 2011 | Mac Slavo

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 6:06:35 PM by Errant

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Remember that debate between Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, where Mr. Gingrich suggested we should expand and strengthen the Patriot Act in the name of protecting US citizens from terrorists? Mr. Gingrich indicated that there exists a line between criminal law and the war on terror, and that we need not worry the government will overstep its bounds.

While Americans enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend and join the annual running of the bulls celebration at malls and retail outlets, something sinister is taking place in Congress – and it should scare the hell out of you.

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VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support

VFW Washington Weekly ^ | 11/18/2011 | Teresa Morris

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 5:29:23 PM by katiedidit1

VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support: VFW National Commander Richard DeNoyer expressed the organization’s strongest opposition today to ongoing efforts by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to further balance the budget on the backs of military service members, their families, and retirees. In a letter, the Chief wrote that McCain’s acceptance of proposals to examine the current retirement system along with military pay, allowances and their tax implications, plus to suggest excluding military retirees from TRICARE Prime, implies that his unwavering support of the military exists only as long as you are wearing the uniform. “Troops are of one voice against cutting their pay and benefits,” wrote DeNoyer. “That is why we are so adamantly against any proposal that would have those who sacrifice the most to sacrifice even more.”

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Could Retirees be Forced Off Tricare Prime?

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Could Retirees be Forced Off Tricare Prime?

Military.com ^ | 11/07/2011 | Terry Howell

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:48:35 PM by katiedidit1

Look­ing to kick retirees out of TRICARE Prime, Sen. McCain told the 12-member Joint Select Com­mit­tee on Debt Reduc­tion, that restrict­ing working-age retirees and their fam­i­lies from par­tic­i­pat­ing in TRICARE Prime would help them avoid spend­ing cuts that would directly impact readi­ness.

As Tom Philpott recently reported, McCain was once a cham­pion for expanded TRICARE ben­e­fits to retirees. But, he now feels elim­i­nat­ing retiree TRICARE Prime is more accept­able than alter­na­tives to cut equip­ment, train­ing or key weapon pro­grams needed by the cur­rent force.

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Report: Army targeted senators with psyops

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The U.S. army reportedly deployed a specialized “psychological operations” team to help convince American legislators to boost funding and troop numbers for the war in Afghanistan.The operation was ordered by three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, Rolling Stone Magazine reported in a story published late on Wednesday.

An officer in charge of the unit objected when he was ordered to pressure the visiting senators and was harshly reprimanded by superiors, according to the magazine.”My job in psyops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave,” the officer, Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, told Rolling Stone.”I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people.

When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line,” he added.Among those targeted were senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin, as well as Representative Steve Israel of the House Appropriations Committee, the magazine said.The team also targeted Admiral Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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