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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Barack Obama Throws Civil Rights and Constitution Under the Bus; Signs NDAA Into Law to Give Sweeping Power to Detain Any American Indefinitely Without Charge, Due Process or Trial

President Barack Obama is proving all the critics correct...he's stands for nothing, panders to politics and is not really about change, but maybe worse of the same.

On New Year's Eve, while most of the nation wasn't tuned in, Obama signed the NDAA into law.  It's a complex defense spending bill, but that's not what the controversy is about.

It basically gives the government and military the ability to detain Americans on suspicion, association with those that may or may not be under suspicion and there's nothing you can do about it.

Soviet Union, China or North Korea?

No, it's Main Street USA.

Candidate Obama campaigned against unlawful detentions, rounding up people on suspicion and lack of due process, but President Obama has signed into law sweeping powers that even President Bush didn't have.

After promising to veto the bill if passed, Obama flip-flopped.


It's politics.  With the economy on life support and so many foolish mistakes by the Obama administration, his only "accomplishment" is to claim he killed Osama Bin Laden and how he's tough enough to kill people.

To avoid looking weak on terrorism or national defense, the Obama political crew are putting politics ahead of principle.

Even Obama's biggest allies are saying Barack Obama is trashing individual rights, civil liberties and the constitution.

"On New Year's Eve, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law.  It contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision.  And it has no time or geographic limits.  It can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people...despite initial assurances that he would veto this outrageous bill, President Obama will now be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law." - ACLU

Anyone, Republican or Democrat or other, who values civil rights, liberties or the U.S. constitution, should be concerned.

Freedom is a terrible thing to waste.

Barack Obama has proven he's good at one thing...hypocrisy.

This is change we can't believe in.


Anonymous said...

wow. we are changing our values as a nation before our eyes.

Anonymous said...

The real hypocrisy is that the same people who supported this type of law in Arizona are complaining when it could possibly be used against them. Priceless!

Anonymous said...

Actually, Obama took a page out of the Bush playbook. Vetoing this bill wouldn't have just vetoed the heinous detention stuff, it would have basically cut all defense spending. So he did what Bush did a bunch of times, he signed the bill but also issued a signing statement that essentially nullifies these provisions. Of course, that's only in force as long as he's President; once he's out, the signing statement goes away and all these provisions are in full force.

Anonymous said...

Shades of Hugo Chavez, Joe Stalin, Adolph Hitler, and all the other dictators from the past. These are the changes you all voted for. What a bunch of dupes. 2012 can't come soon enough.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention those who proposed and voted for the very cynically named "Patriot Act".

Anonymous said...

Right about the Patriot act. More and more reasons to dump all the congress and white house residents in the coming election. DUMP ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS PERIOD. It can't be any worse with a new novice crew that maybe still beleives in the constitution. DUMP THEM ALL SHOULD BE OUR MOTTO. Proof should be when the few times the government closed for lack of funding by a stupid congress the nation and world went on just fine without them.

Anonymous said...

Don't you love this crap about the Republicans claiming that Congress is in session because they take turns having a couple of congressmen coming back to Washington to gavel a session open, then immediately close it w/o doing any business (even when there's dems there trying to do business)?

On the other hand, maybe we'd save money if we closed all the Congressional office buildings, and set up a secure internet network that would allow all the congressmen and senators hold their sessions on-line from their home districts. The public could listen in but not cut in. They could do all their speeches, votes, etc. We wouldn't have to pay all the travel back and forth to Washington, the funding for the big office buildings, etc. Make it harder for the lobbyists -- they'd have to travel all over the country.

Anonymous said...

Lobbyists are killing our freedoms! Senators and Representatives should be paid by the state the represent and not be allowed to control their own salaries and pensions.