Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dying American Freedom

"Secret Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At Home Or Abroad"
Either Monday or Tuesday the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.

The ACLU reports even US citizens wouldn't be immune as the legislation aims to declare national territory part of the "battlefield" in the War on Terror.

Termed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and drafted behind closed doors by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) 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;

(2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and

(3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice.

From the ACLU's website:

In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a
lso declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”

Both parties working to destroy what is left of America's freedoms. Keep in mind McCain is a Republican, Levin a Democrat. The 'war on terror' was designed to dismantle American freedoms and make the sheeple out of fear go with whatever was presented to them. I knew years ago the Patriot Act was just the first in many steps to the new police state. This country is becoming just like the totalitarian countries it used to stand against. What next the gulags and prison camps for dissenters? The Constitution [yes it is fallible like all human documents] has basically been shredded into nothingness, the 4th amendment is gone with the airport searches, I am sure this bill would wipe away more including what is written about your right to a "speedy trial". How can America be so asleep as this country descends into tyranny? What is scary is how this bill basically outwardly makes America, the world's police force, able to detain anyone anywhere.

I agree with this guy's comment from a online message board:

"Isn't it funny and rather strange, that the Dems and Reps can't agree on anything but taking away our liberties? Hmmmm......makes me wonder........."

As far as I know the House and Senate have APPROVED IT. [See HERE too]

Also see
"The New National Defense Authorization Act Is Ridiculously Scary"

Fellow entrepreneurs, Americans, anyone who still cares about this country at all -- this is a must read: By the end of this week, the US government very likely will have the power to lock up US citizens for life at Guantanamo Bay or other military prisons -- without charge and without trial. This means that, in the near future, a controversial Twitter post, attending a peaceful protest, or publishing an anti-Congress critique or anti-TSA rant on Google+ could land you "indefinite detention" for life, in the wording of the bill. No access to a lawyer, no access to trial.

Yes, you read that right. This would target American citizens, on American soil. Military personnel would be able to come into your house like something out of a Tom Clancy novel and chopper your innocent self down to Guantanamo Bay for life.

Say goodbye now to the American citizen's right to a jury trial by peers, one by one, every freedom is being erased. I believe total erasure of the freedom of speech and religion are coming next.


Abbey said...

I've been following this. The Senate has overwhelmingly voted down an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have provided oversight to check the military’s power to arrest U.S. citizens as suspected terrorists on American soil and detain them indefinitely without trial. In actuality this happens already but this would expand it tremendously.

Remember Janet Napolitano stated that Christians, America's veterans, pro-lifers, white Americans and anyone that speaks out against or criticizes the government are the real terrorists.

The Internet has been labeled as a breeding ground for terrorists, with anyone who questions the government’s versions of history being especially equated with terrorists.

The United States Government, through FEMA, is teaching Law Enforcement personnel and Firefighters that America's Founding Fathers were Terrorists and that modern day Bible believing Christians and Patriots are the "real" enemy.

Everyone grumbles or disagrees at times about one thing or another. That doesn't make them dangerous or a threat.

Bible Believer said...

I have to say, I have been highly disturbed by this. Even knowing past history this basically means the USA is throwing overboard even more freedoms. What is ironic is our country is becoming what we used to decry other countries for being and doing. How is this different from glulags in Russia, or even from what happened in Nazi Germany. I think I have read too many history books, as my own alarm [trusting in God still] has grown great, and most of the country is asleep and does not care. They can do anything and the outcry is not there. America is a country that has lost its freedoms to be frank to sheer apathy and leaving God behind. I knew even when they put the Patriot Act in place and started using a Nazi derived name for a large "new" agency that things were only go get worse.

Yeah they try to amend the bill to make it less severe but the Senate voted it down, thanks for mentioning that. Now they can round anyone up worldwide. American citizens have lost the right to trial by their peers and for a right to a trial at all. The implications of this are immense. The Constitution is basically all but wiped away now. Setting up for the new inquisition? Part of the lonlieness as a Christian now means as I posted on another blog entry today, is watching all the sleeping people who simply do not care, and only care about fighting each other over cheap goods on Black Friday.

You are right about what Napolitano said about those groups being "terrorists". The propaganda out there against Bible believing Christians is immense.

Check this out from Salon...

Of course they have many confessing Christians fooled, the ones voted for all those Republican and Dominionist politicians.

I think freedom of speech and religion will fall. Freedom of speech has already been under attack as they put people in to "free speech zones". They will start suppressing any criticism of the gov't whatsoever. There are already traitors pushing for censorship of the internet already. This means any 9-11 truth websites or others that question the status quo could be taken down. The people can be fully peaceful and law abiding, but they will not care when this gets worse. You are right, they have labeled already Bible believing Christians and Patriots as the "enemies". You are right, many people disagree but are inherently peaceful, not a threat or dangerous, but as this country goes into totalitarianism, free speech will be gone as well as freedom of religion. I do thank God for days I have to write on this blog, but know soon they will do what they can to clamp out all warnings and basically the gospel itself one day.

Bible Believer said...

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Some language warning on the comments.

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And learned that Jesus would forgive and come to live within;
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