Get ready Twitter and Facebook, a storm is coming.
Andrew V Pontbriand
On Monday December 23, 2013, just days after the Senate passed the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2014; activists from around the globe will partake in a Twitter hashtag storm; #ImpeachTheGovernment. At 6 p.m. Pacific Time, over 600 activists will begin to launch the posts with that very hasthtag, where it is likely to grow and trend.
The NDAA, otherwise known as the National Defense Authorization Act has been around for many years. There have been 51 consecutive signings of the NDAA, all of which are budget related to military operations. However, with the recent signing statements made popular by Bush Jr. – President Obama over the past few years has added several provisions which legalize indefinite detention, torture, and even the assassination of American citizens.
The effort is being launched by a popular Alternative News Facebook page and website The Anti-Media, which has over 180,000 Likes on Facebook.
Nick Bernabe, a San Diego based activist, is one of the individuals who came up with the idea for the Twitter storm after the recent overwhelming majority of votes in the ‘yea’ column, which sent the NDAA to the president’s desk.
I asked Nick why he thought people should get involved in the Internet action tonight, and he said “We’re doing this Twitter storm to get a mass amount of people to know about the NDAA which has been ignored by the mainstream. The NDAA contains unconstitutional provisions which allow the government to indefinitely detain us citizens without charge or trial.”
He then added “many people are tired of the government and this Twitter storm is their chance to let the world know.”
To take part in the Twitter/Facebook storm, you can simply visit the event page and join it, or just sign in to your Twitter or Facebook at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, and type away using the hashtag #ImpeachTheGovernment