The insanity of the Obama Dictatorship. – Tea Party Nation

The insanity of the Obama Dictatorship. – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips on December 15, 2011

The Congress has now passed and the Obama regime is now not going to veto a new Defense Authorization bill that gives the military the right to detain Americans indefinitely, without trial. 

 From CBS News:

 The White House is signing off on a controversial new law that would authorize the U.S. military to arrest and indefinitely detain alleged al Qaeda members or other terrorist operatives captured on American soil.

 As the bill neared final passage in the House of Representatives and the Senate on Wednesday, the Obama administration announced it would support passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains slightly watered-down provisions giving the military a front line role in domestic terrorism cases.

 The administration abandoned its long-held veto threat due to changes in the final version of the bill, namely that in its view, the military custody mandate has been “softened.” The bill now gives the President the immediate power to issue a waiver of the military custody requirement, instead of the Defense Secretary, and gives the President discretion in implementing these new provisions.

 “We have concluded that the language does not challenge or constrain the President’s ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists, and protect the American people, and the President’s senior advisors will not recommend a veto,” the White House statement said.

 The detainee provisions are just one part of the annual NDAA authorizing $662 billion in federal defense spending next year.

 While the bill never expanded the authority to detain American citizens indefinitely without charges, proponents said the legislation would codify court decisions finding the President does have the authority to declare “enemy combatants,” as commander-in-chief and under the post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force against al Qaeda and its allies. The administration, which has pledged not to use this power, believes the bill leaves this legal issue unresolved.

 Oh gee, Obama says he is not going to use the power.  I feel so much better.  That is sarcasm, just in case anyone missed it.

 The big discussion here is can this bill be used to indefinitely detain Americans arrested on American soil. 

 The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution provides for a “fast, speedy and public trial by jury.” 

 In addition, the right to a Writ of Habeas Corpus still exists.  If our courts do not declare this bill unconstitutional as soon as it is used against Americans, we have a bigger problem than this bill.  We have lost our Constitution. 

 If a terrorist is captured and he is not an American, who cares?  Lock him up forever.  If the terrorist is an American, they do get their Constitutional rights.  American citizenship means something.

 I am not shocked Obama would sign a law that violates the rights of American citizens in this way.  I am appalled that a Republican House of Representatives would pass such a bill.

 One thing is certain, we need a new President in 2013 and a new Congress and one of their first orders of business should be to rewrite this law so it is clear it does not apply to American citizens. 

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