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Preventing the NDAA Locally

Tisha Casida  congressional candidate in Colorado’s 3rd District  joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Preventing the NDAA Locally’ to discuss how to deal with the National Defense Authorization Act through local government. She also discusses the February 3rd grassroots Stop NDAA Day.

 

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The coming war inside America

As the attention of most Americans was captivated by the shiny object in Times Square this weekend like infants fixated on car keys dangled in front of them, Barack Hussein Obama signed into law  H.R. 1540, better known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Regardless of any concurrent executive signing statements that are mere window dressing and not legally binding, Obama and every member of congress who crafted and voted for this act has essentially declared war on American citizens on U.S. soil.

To quote Rush Limbaugh, “words mean things.” As a career investigator, I can assure you that words contained in local, state and federal laws most certainly mean things, and provide the legal authority for conduct sanctioned by national or state authorities without regard to any promised judicial or prosecutorial discretion that could be likened to the signing statement. The NDAA now codifies the most controversial aspects of the Patriot Act, which “candidate” Obama publicly opposed. What changed?………………………..

 

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An execrable ancestor

The execrable ancestor of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) is the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Frederick Douglass protested, “Under this [Fugitive Slave] law the oaths of any two villains (the capturer and the claimant) are sufficient to confine a free man to slavery for life.” Under the NDAA, the suspicion of the president is sufficient to confine an American citizen to military detention for life without accusation or trial. The twin laws make for an alarming tale.

The Fugitive Slave Act passed with overwhelming congressional support. Only four members of Congress voted against it. The South clamored for its enactment even though very few slaves ever escaped from their owners.     …………………..

 

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What every state needs to do: Montanans launch recalls of Senators who voted for NDAA

(Photo credit: campaign to recall Congressman who voted for the NDAA via Facebook)

In response to the traitorous actions of 86 senators who voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, commonly referred to as the NDAA, Montanans have announced a recall campaign against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester.

As I have previously outlined, the fact that the NDAA allows for the indefinite detention without charge or trial of American citizens is simply irrefutable.

Therefore, every single one of our so-called representatives who voted for this atrocious legislation is in direct violation of their oath to uphold the Constitution and thus are actively working against us – the American people.

Thankfully, some people are already taking action, as we see in the cases of the Montana recall effort and Representative Jeff Landry who introduced an amendment (after voting for the NDAA with detention provisions intact) which would protect Americans’ right to due process.

 

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The Holiday Friday Document Dump Signing Statement

The Administration has, as expected, buried its signing statement for the Defense Authorization in a holiday Friday document dump.

Correction: As DDay corrects me, this is not yet the NDAA signing statement, which is still coming.

I’m actually fascinated by the way they’ve suggested that they consider some of the detainee provisions to violate separation of powers. They couch their objections in language explicitly referring to the restrictions on transferring Gitmo detainees. They then say there are other “similar” provisions to which they also object. But they don’t name those provisions!……….

 

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Also This

Is it Time for a New Declaration of Independence?

Recently there has been much discussion of the eradication of the panoply of fundamental principles of liberty by the Congress and attempts to convert the President into a totalitarian dictator with historic powers to apprehend and indefinitely detain American citizens. This author has questioned whether the permission for the absolute abuse of power soon to be codified as part of the National Defense Authorization Act is not a greater act of tyranny than any perpetrated by George III that precipitated the waging of America’s war for independence.

The “long train of abuses” of which Britain’s crown was accused are enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. This historic indictment of King George III was penned principally by Thomas Jefferson and was laid out in a manner both methodical and lyrical. It stood on the rooftops and decried for the all the world to hear the despotic measures levied against the American colonies by the government of Great Britain.
As our own modern government passes one after the other laws eroding the bedrock of freedom upon which our Republic was built after the successful waging of the war against English oppression, the specific examples of the abuse of power cited in the Declaration of Independence may prove prophetic and may help to enlighten 21st-century Americans and embolden them in their efforts to restore liberty and the constitutional boundaries of government.
To this end, several organizations have been founded that seek to cause the drafting of a second document that would declare our independence from a federal authority that has grown unwieldy, unaccountable, and unchecked in its exercise of unconstitutional power. …………….

Obama could sign NDAA Martial Law Wednesday

President Barack Obama could sign citizen imprisonment Martial Law bill Wednesday, December 13: Human rights defenders’ urgent calls to halt Military Detainment of U.S. Citizens NDAA 2012 and impeach each treasonous senator who voted for it

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As Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo joins the few senators strongly opposed to the sweeping 2012 National Defense Authorization Act [NDAA] and urges colleagues Tuesday to vote against its final version and the president to veto it, human rights defenders urge impeachment of every senator who voted for the ‘U.S. is a Battlefield’ Bill that would dangerously violate basic rights. Care2 Petition Site is only one of such petitions being signed by Americans who know it is unlikely that, despite President Obama saying he will veto it, he actually will, placing every American, particularly Occupy Wall Street participants in harms way.

“IMPEACH every single Senator who voted FOR the McCain/Levin ‘U.S. is a Battlefield’ bill that gives the military the right to go to the houses of U.S. citizens and take them without charges or rights to a lawyer or trial for the rest of their lives,” says the Petition Site of Care2.

Care2 is among thousands of American human rights defenders saying the 60 senators committed treason; ”We the people need to hold them accountable;” “We will not let this happen;” and we need to learn the facts about the dangerous citizen imprisonment Martial Law NDAA 2012 bill and take action Tuesday since the president could sign the bill Wednesday according to Russia Today U.S.

Russia Today reported Monday that is unlikely that President Barack Obama will veto the NDAA 2012 bill as he said he would since he required the wording in the bill that strips Americans of their rights.

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