Friday, December 16, 2011

The End of America: House and Senate pass final version of NDAA

Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Today the United States House of Representatives and Senate both passed their final versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, or H.R. 1540.
This represents the complete destruction of everything that America is supposed to stand for; the most essential of rights have been stripped away, and we are left wondering what the traitors in Washington will do next.

It has become painfully clear that the true terrorists are not hiding in caves in Afghanistan shooting at NATO troops with rusted second-hand assault rifles, but instead wear $5,000 suits and stroll happily through the halls of power in the United States.

The House passed their final version of the NDAA with a massive majority of 283 to 136 and the Senate passed it with a vote of 86 to 13, once again proving that our so-called Representatives do not represent us in any way and in fact are traitorous criminals and enemies of freedom.

No longer do we need to fear our country being attacked by foreign forces hell bent on destroying the American way of life, as these forces can be found calling themselves our “Representatives” while living large on the backs of the American people.

The signing of the NDAA with the detention provisions – that is, sections 1031 and 1032 most importantly – represents the final nail in the coffin of our once Constitutional Republic.

I can honestly say that I previously thought that the PATRIOT Act would be the worst legislation I would ever see in my lifetime and, quite unfortunately, I was wrong. Dead wrong.

As I said when first covering S.1253, the precursor to S.1867 which the Senate passed with a 93% majority, this legislation makes the PATRIOT Act look like the Bill of Rights, and that is not in any way hyperbolic.

I previously exposed the fact that the claim that Obama would veto the NDAA was wholly without merit, and unfortunately I have been proven right once again when the White House withdrew the veto threat completely.

With the detention provisions intact, and thus the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or trial on nothing more than suspicion, the NDAA is the most dangerous legislation to come before the President in recent history.

Some have attempted to amend the NDAA to explicitly protect American citizens and lawful permanent residents from being targeted, but to no avail.

This is the most major problem with so many proponents’ arguments: if they did not intend to leverage this against the American people, especially dissidents who are standing up to the rampant corruption and pervasive police state measures, why wouldn’t they pass such an amendment?

The answer is quite obvious, really. They have every intention of using this against so-called “belligerents” which could be anyone who refuses to bow down to the megalomaniacal ruling class, including people like myself who explicitly reject any and all forms of violence.

When the NDAA is signed by the President – which is all but ironclad at this point – it will only be a short time until the military can begin rounding up American citizens and the FEMA camps could be activated and utilized thanks to KBR’s National Quick Response Teams.

Yet there is indeed a silver lining to this nightmarish cloud, although I’m still holding back from jumping for joy at this point.

This last bastion of hope is known as the “Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011” which was proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California.

The bill is intended, “To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States”.

The bill is intended to amend Section 4001 of title 18, United States Code, known as the “Limitation on detention; control of prisons”.

The bill would insert the following after subsection (a), “(b)(1) An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention.

“(2) Paragraph (1) applies to an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority enacted before, on, or after the date of the enactment of the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2001.”

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, there are still a few glaring problems; the most major of which is that this only applies to American citizens and lawful permanent residents who are apprehended within the United States.

Furthermore, it only protects us so long as an Act of Congress does not expressly authorize such detention.

Given the fact that the Congress has already betrayed us in passing the NDAA, can we really rely on hoping that they wouldn’t pass an Act nullifying the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011, if it indeed passes?

I think such a hope would not only be misguided and naïve, but indeed ignorant and divorced from the reality which has presented itself to us in the past months.

Moreover, we are relying on what is arguably an equally nonsensical hope: that the Senate – which voted with a massive majority in favor of the NDAA both times – would actually vote for the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011.

I, for one, am not going to hold my breath in hopes that they will come through and do the right thing, as they have proven all too well as of late that they are some of the most untrustworthy, despicable individuals.

Another major problem for me is that Feinstein, who unfortunately is one of my so-called Representatives, actually voted for the NDAA as you can see in the Senate’s roll call for today’s vote.

She also voted in favor of S.1867, the Senate’s version of the NDAA. Can we really expect her to pass something that will protect us after actively working against us in such a blatant manner?

I think not, and unless there is a massive change in how our government views the American people I do not expect to see positive events unfold as a result.

However, the future is ours to determine at this point and the situation could unfold in any number of ways.

Either we could see the most hellish police state imaginable, with Americans being arrested and detained indefinitely by the military for any reason or no reason at all.  Or, we could see the military step up and honor their oaths and refuse unlawful orders and arrest those who issued them.  We could also see a second American revolution.

It is impossible to say which we will see, but I hope that the military will pause and remember their sworn oaths and who the real enemies are.

“We the People” are not the enemies of the Constitution; instead it is those traitors in Washington who would love to see nothing other than all of our most essential liberties stripped away in the name of fighting the fraudulent war on terror.

Hopefully the military would realize this and act accordingly, or else the situation would likely be one in which the vast majority of people in the United States would suffer for an unimaginable length of time.

This article originally appeared at End the Lie

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Anonymous said...

I feel like I'm stuck in a nightmare. When Obama signs it he will be signing on the end of his presidency.

Anonymous said...

Two Things... the article states "This last bastion of hope is known as the “Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011” which was proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California." where the author later emphasizes that this is a VERY UNLIKELY bread crumb laid for us to believe...and as a California resident (like the author), knowing about her record Feinstein is a plant only for distraction, so forget her EVER doing the right thing regarding RIGHTS.

Two the anon comment od Obama signing on the end of his presidency is not what is ending, think bigger picture anon, like the end of any pretense that we are in the land of the free...are we still in the land of the brave? Think about what is about to become reality...we already saw what happened with the Patriot prepare for the NDAA. I hope you have prepared for this scenario - time to remember what a Patriot is in this country of ours.

Anonymous said...

For decades, I lived by the guidline that if my door was being kicked in at 3am that I would be cautious not to shoot law enforcement since I used to believe that "they had a right or writ" to force entry.
Not any longer...
Now, no matter what any man is yelling, no matter who these men are, I will shoot to kill ANY home invader due this this horrible change in our republic.
I'm so disgusted with Washington that it gives me headaches & nausea.

Anonymous said...

Time to let the tea party see this bill.

Anonymous said...

How do you expect people who are without jobs, maybe any income at all to be able to afford $49.00 for this book? If you were caring at all about Americans and wanted them to have this information for their safety, you would make it available for free on your site. You are just part of the greedy gobblers that you are talking about in this article.

Anonymous said...

I did submit a post approximately 1 hour ago and it has not appeared. Hummm Must have caused a flap and hit a nerve in someone at the activist post. Well, being our right to "freedom of speech" is probably also gone, guess that is why... The PTB don't like the truth of the whole subject and someone is under someone's thumb, obviously.

Anonymous said...

And now the stage is set, all they need is a convincing false flag event-something really despicable with thousands of innocents involved, something that could really shock the GI zombies into a murderous frenzy. Initially Muslims will be blamed but then US citizens will be caught and held responsible for the attacks who will later 'found' to be anti-capitalist activists.
In this too there might be two approaches.
1.The Bin Ladin approach.
The arrest of high profile activists and subsequent charging and total media smear assault on the perpetrators as to discourage any sympathy towards these fall guys. No trial or due process for these...insert new label here.

2.Ajmal Kasaab approach.
Arrest of undercover agents working for any of the zio controlled agencies. These then 'confess' to being members of anti-wall street, and anti-zionist and other (whichever) groups these traitors don't like) These actors will recount with evil smiling faces how they trained with Al-qaida to nuke american cities and of the thousands of fellow 'terrorists' awaiting their orders for more 'unspeakable' terror.
All this on prime time TV and of-course the internet and possibly mobile phones will be shut down so no other news leaks through-all in the name of security.
And then will come the knocks on your door. People will be dragged by the hundreds of thousands from their homes. USA the 'total'police state will be born. Most probably the military will take over the govt and elections canceled.

Or they will allow election and wait to see who wins-if Ron Paul wins despite all their plans then could then get him assassinated and the plot blamed on the protesters.

There are so many scenarios, I'm afraid for the american people. I pray to God these vermin don't succeed-tyranny in america will be absolute calamity for the free world.

Activist said...

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Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I am very glad that we got OUT of the U.S. in time and are now citizens of another country. My ancestors came to the New World with a land grant from William Penn, but for the U.S. it is OVER! As we tell people when they ask why we departed the U.S. -- we did not LEAVE our country, our country left US.

Anonymous said...

'if a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be... if we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every citizen to be informed." Thomas Jefferson. Millions of citizens have failed with that responsibility.Millions have been dumbed down by the corporate controlled news media. Millions of American citizens either refuse or are incapable of engaging in simple analysis and instead give their tacit or enthusiastic support to whatever foreign policy decisions the governments decides.We deserve what we get because of ignorance and in many cases denial.If America had more patriots and less loyalist we may not be in this mess.Too many prefer to be taken care of by the government from+- the cradle to the grave.We have to accept some of the blame for the condition of our country.Ronald Reagan said that if the government is big enough to give you everything you want, they are big enough to take everything you've got. Most citizens wanted a larger government and now we have it.We won't suffer anything like our children and their children will suffer.

Conspiracy News said...

"Anonymous said...

How do you expect people who are without jobs, maybe any income at all to be able to afford $49.00 for this book? If you were caring at all about Americans and wanted them to have this information for their safety, you would make it available for free on your site. You are just part of the greedy gobblers that you are talking about in this article.
December 16, 2011 10:40 AM "

To what are you referring? I'm not selling anything nor do I charge a cent for the information I share.

Bobi Becker said...

Conspiracy News - I believe what anonymous was referring to on December 16th, was the "Dare to Prepare" book advertised on the Stan Deyo website, which is where this story was located.

Brandt Hardin said...

The NDAA only goes to further stifle our Constitutional Rights without the approval of the Americans, just as the Patriot Act was adopted WITHOUT public approval or vote just weeks after the events of 9/11. A mere 3 criminal charges of terrorism a year are attributed to this act, which is mainly used for no-knock raids leading to drug-related arrests without proper cause for search and seizure. The laws are simply a means to spy on our own citizens and to detain and torture dissidents without trial or a right to council. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artist’s blog at

Anonymous said...

"We call the IRS Regulations a "Code," because a "Code" is a language always written in such a way that those who do not know the encryption and special meanings of the words, such as "Label", cannot figure it out in a hundred years..." Pardon Me, but... #5 (Nord Davis. Jr.)

The District of Columbia (The District) has created adhesion contracts (i.e. birth certificate, drivers license, voter registration, 1040), and has kept their true purpose a secret. All paper created by "The District" are contracts, they NEED a signature, this makes the signer "liable' for "The District" debt.

These “hidden” contracts are what make you "subject to" "The District' rules and regulations as YOU just signed and made yourself surety

The Federal Reserve is an unconstitutional private company that our public servants (1913) put in charge of creating the country's currency. The bankers got paid in gold, the public servants got the paper to spend and now didn’t have to go directly to the people.

When the public servants ran out of gold they started using (and continue to use) "We the People" as collateral. (Research!!).

The elected officials continue to allow the FED to exist. It makes it easier for them to spend other peoples' money without being accountable.

The collection arm of this private company (Federal Reserve) is the IRS. What, you think the bankers would trust the public servants with collection?
The politicians will NEVER End the Fed! It is their sanctioned creation and useful cover. So what to do?

Educate Yourself. Stop the transfusion, and DEFUND "The District".

Know the difference between "lawful" and "legal". A population cannot be "ignorant and free".
The legal definitions of 'sui juris', 'propria persona', and "pro se", and what Contracts you have unwittingly signed.

The sovereign States created the Federal District via the Constitution. Since the War and Emergency Powers Act of 1933 suspended the Constitution (Research!!) - the states gave "The District" (the created) power over the States (the creator). The States have never reclaimed their sovereignty.

Know who you are “at Law”, that Contract Law is the ONLY law of the courts and get out from under "The District".

Anonymous said...

I refuse to vote for ANY republican candidate I

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