Friday, November 23, 2012

NDAA 2013: Let's Identify The Traitors to The US Constitution

Anthony Freda Art
Eric Blair
Activist Post

By now anyone who pays attention to politics knows that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 contained a provision that allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without charge or trial.

Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA states that anyone suspected of being involved in terrorism or “belligerent acts” against the U.S. can be detained by the military under the so-called Authorization for Use of Military Force, including American citizens.

In other words, the war on terror has been officially declared on U.S. soil and everyone is now considered a potential combatant in this war.

Senator Lindsey Graham pretty much summed it up when he said, "The homeland is part of the battlefield and people can be held without trial whether an American citizen or not."

Even though this clause is a direct violation of citizen's rights under the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, there was scarcely any dissent and hardly a peep from the corporate media when Obama signed it into law under the cover of darkness late on New Year's Eve 2011.

This year Senator Rand Paul once again blocked the passage of the NDAA for 2013, which the Senate hoped to rush through before the Thanksgiving recess. Threatening a filibuster, Paul is attempting to force a vote on his amendment to exempt American citizens from the indefinite detention clause.


Rand Paul's amendment simply reaffirms the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
A citizen of the United States who is captured or arrested in the United States and detained by the Armed Forces of the United States pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40) shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
Compare that to the 6th Amendment of the Constitution:
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
It's sad that it is so difficult to get elected officials to debate, let alone vote on, legislation that is in direct violation to the Constitution that they swore an oath to uphold. But these are certainly Orwellian times where normal thinking no longer applies.

As Rand Paul points out in the video below about the 2012 NDAA vote, “The senate voted 55 to 45 to allow indefinite detention of US citizens without jury trial. We have become Orwellian without even knowing it.”



When the Senate resumes after recess, the NDAA 2013 will likely pass even with a recorded vote on Paul's amendment, but at least the traitors will put themselves on display for all to see.

If there are any true oath keepers in positions of power, this would be a perfect time to arrest those who vote against this amendment. Their treason to the Constitution couldn't be any clearer.

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

For several decades, the US government - in annual "human rights" reports issued by the State Department (reports mandated by the US Congress) - has formally condemned nations around the globe for the practice of indefinite detention. Hillary Clinton stated that "respect for human rights is not a western construct or a uniquely American ideal; it is the foundation for peace and stability everywhere." In 2011 report condemned numerous nations for indefinite detention, including Libya ("abuse and lack of review in detention"), Uzbekistan ("arbitrary arrest and detention"), Syria ("arbitrary arrest and detention"), and Iran ("Authorities held detainees, at times incommunicado, often for weeks or months without charge or trial").

In Afghanistan and Iraq, the US government is engaged in a fierce and protracted battle over the fundamental right to be free of indefinite detention. Specifically, the US is demanding that the governments of those two nations cease extending this right to their citizens.

Its so fucking obvious we no longer live in America that was, but the New Fascist State that now is.

Anonymous said...

And as Glenn Greenwald recently pointed out, the US State Department is demonizing Iraq and Syria for doing the EXACT same thing!

Anonymous said...

At what point will people realize that the CONstitution is not a law, much less a "supreme law of the land?" Show me where it says -- ANYWHERE -- that the CONstitution is a law.

I'm sick of people saying that we need to get back to the CONstitution. If you think that the CONstitution is the solution to your problems, you either haven't read it, or you don't get it. It's a blueprint for running a central "government." Why do you think that the Bill of Rights was added 2 years after the illegal ratification? It was to protect people from the CONstitution.

If you want to "get back" to anything, you might consider the Articles of Confederation. At least they didn't give the government the powers in Article I, Section 8, which are virtually without limit. That is, if you believe that any "government" should even exist. Why does anybody need these so-called "leaders," or any ruling class? Let's be honest here. These people are not public servants, they are rulers. If they're servants, then in what alternative reality are servants allowed to make laws and enforce them on their masters, while specifically exempting themselves from those same laws? In what parallel universe are servants allowed to tax their masters? And yet, there are tens of millions of imbeciles and sheep out there who can't, or refuse to, see what is right in front of their faces, and continue to participate in this banana republic charade called elections. So much for "education" in this clown kingdom.

Anonymous said...

The Senate vote was NOT 55 to 45.

Originally, only 7 Senators voted against it:

Conference Report Vote in the Senate: http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2011/s/230

On the Final Vote, six more Senators joined the original ones who voted against it, for a final vote of 86 to 13.

Conference Report Vote in the Senate: http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2011/s/230

You can find all updates and information about the NDAA under our Info Tab on our Facebook Page: Recall Every Congressman Who Voted for the NDAA https://www.facebook.com/antiNDAA

djohnston said...

"At what point will people realize that the CONstitution is not a law, much less a 'supreme law of the land?' Show me where it says -- ANYWHERE -- that the CONstitution is a law.

I'm sick of people saying that we need to get back to the CONstitution. If you think that the CONstitution is the solution to your problems, you either haven't read it, or you don't get it."

Hmmm. Can't figure out where you're coming from. Although you chastise others for not having read the U.S. Constitution, it appears you haven't read it, either. Show you? Read clause 2 of Article VI of the ORIGINAL Constitution:

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

Clear enough for you?

Anonymous said...

Americans are lunkheads. What did they and do they think when someone like Nancy Pelosi, tells them they are NAZI'S, because they demand to talk to people like her in the Townhalls across America? Don't people get it? These "representatives" are OUT OF CONTROL, and need an asswhopping politically speaking.

Anonymous said...

That treaty part is a problem

Anonymous said...

Kill one man, you are a murderer. Kill 10 men, you are a psychopath. Kill 20 men, you are a serial killer. Kill 40 men, you are a mass murderer. Commit genocide, you are a government.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon Nov 23, this year, 4:14 Asswhopping politically speaking? If said asswhopping were a corrective form of dealing with this, then..

I do dislike were this is going here in the states, but there is no politically speaking about it..

We are not as one. We are as two. Follow the path of united we stand, divided we fall.

To many, that means coming together in our completely opposite beliefs. To others, that means we can not be united without eliminating the opposing factor. See..?

Not that I am advoctating such action, but one must look at the most likely senario to determine what is the best course of action for the self..

It will happen, one way or another.

Anonymous said...

@ Djohnston. There is no such thing as law outside the laws of the universe. ANY governing bodies of law are merely the best a group of people can do to handle the molesting of all individuals involved.

It is the law, so long as those willing to enforce it, say it is. So long as those that abide by it, agree it is. That's all it is.

There is a principle to the whole matter at hand, a principle no one sees anymore. Soooo much crap comes from every direction, that no one seems to see the the original intent of the thing is to provide a set recourse agreed upon by the whole as a means to gather to kick the shit out of the asshole that just raped your wife!

Anonymous said...

Weimar should have been the main example of what is to become of the US, if the ignorant fools in Detroit and NY and LA and Philly and Chicago, decide to re-elect the Messiah, which they did.
There is no escape from the results of this tragedy of unknown dimensions, and the Europeans who were the most elated, along with the American victims of this emidemic of lunacy and stupidity, the Europeans will suffer far beyond what can be imagined.
The horrible aspect being : It is inevitible.

Anonymous said...

hope you publish a list of the traitors who vote for it

tim sweeney said...

Anonymous,
I like your spirit. I agree why do we need any of these "leaders", the ones we have now, are only in it for one thing. To grab all they can, while they can, and for as long as they can. I'm an a-political person, I dont care about which party rules, it's all a massive con game to keep people from realizing how politicians are robbing us blind. Still it seems to me that our Christain forefathers had the right idea, and they knew they had the opportunity, to start a new and different form of government, where people could be from the known tyrannies of the day. To answer your question though, there has to be somebody, to build the roads, and direct the traffic, and arrest the violent criminals, and keep some semblance of order. What Buddy Roemer said last year really appealed to me, he said its time to take the money out out of politics, because what we got now is a system where every politician is bought and sold, "like a sack of potatoes", and 97% of the time, whoever spends the most money, is the politician who wins. Buddy had the right idea.

tim sweeney said...

Now what? Because they stole this election, not that I wanted Romney either, but I sure as hell don't want Obama or Moo-Shell.

Anonymous said...

America is in a hermetic... information bubble. Polls from Europe etc. mean... almost without exception... their opposite.

People in Europe know that they are not in control of their governments... and now I suspect finally understand that they never have been.

Immigration there too is being used as a political demographic weapon against those that created the idea of self governing states.

That bubble of information is being broken on the Internet... this is why we recently got the "Cyber Security" executive order that is... secret... CIA/Mossad efforts are focused on the American people and the European peoples generally.

It is the only thing left that connects and organizes people beyond the dense propaganda that we all are burdened by psychically.

Americans are dominated by the same Banking Cartel that the Europeans died in the 10s of millions in Russia and Europe under.

That entity is psychotic. And... completely impartial in their judgement morally except as to whether a thing is an advantage to themselves... or to their tribe.

We are in a racial war of the lowest and the most subtle kind.

There is a circle that plans very coldly for humanity's vast contraction... leaving only a group of slaves for certain tasks, sexual needs etc. and transferring much of what is done today by humans... to robotics.

That dark near future... if humanity does not rise up... has been their vision for a very long time... .

Michael J said...

I think you will find, the citizens of the United States were declared the enemy of the United States by the loss of the exception for citizens of the United States, under the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, amended in 1933 under FDR.

Anonymous said...

a tiptonne congressional WDC corporation rep from sw colorado voted for NDAA. he will be a one term in office WDC corporation wannabe rep.

Anonymous said...

Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History More Spying On Citizens than in Stasi East Germany By Washington's Blog Global Research, December 05, 2012


http://www.globalresearch.ca/americans-are-the-most-spied-on-people-in-world-history/5314330

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