Mr. Obama aspires to be a King,instead of a President, if his actions of late, and the addition of some very special language in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 are any indication. In an editorial in the Washington Times, an attempt is made to dismiss the severity of the language in the new act, because it is obviously Unconstitutional, therefore, once someone takes their case to the Supreme Court, they will be exonerated… Except that if a citizen is picked up under the auspices of this act, they will not have recourse to a lawyer, and so their case will never get to Any court, let alone the Supreme one.
In addition to desiring the power to pick-up any citizen of this country, suspending habeas corpus, and denying them the rights our forefathers so diligently argued for, and then fought and died for, because someone labels them a terrorist (who gets to decide what constitutes terrorism?), Mr. Obama has also decided that he has the right to appoint anyone he wants into positions of unilateral power, without consent of the peoples representatives. This is a highly illegal, and also Unconstitutional move on the part the leader of our country.
In Bahrain, the government protestors are getting picked up and disappearing, and never being heard from again. The protesters didn’t have to do anything grievous to get put into the category of anti-governemt, and be eligible for this disappearing act, all they had to do was make a post on the internet that someone didn’t like. If we allow our President to get away with the things he has proposed to do, to appoint people into positions of power without the people’s representation, to arrest and detain people without the right of habeas corpus, we are setting ourselves up for the same thing.
How far down this road do we have to go? How many of our people will go missing because we do Nothing to stop this outrage? It’s not just the leadership of our country that is in question; it is the deciding factor in our continued freedoms, it is the way our country is governed; it is our very way of life that is now in question.
Citizens, doing something includes registering to vote, choosing a candidate that you trust Not to abuse the powers they will be given, and telling your congressmen and women that you do Not approve of actions or decisions from your elected officials that go against the constitution of the land. If your elected officials will not keep to the constitutional path, then you must choose a different person to elect into that position. Do not reward greed, corruption, abuse of power, arrogance, and self-appointed privilege with another term in office.
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- Article 1 Section 9 and Indefinite Detention (roninsjourney.wordpress.com)
- What is the most important thing about the civil rights and habeas corpus (wiki.answers.com)
- History Shows Illegal Detentions and Dictatorships are Nothing New to America (zionistoutrage.com)
- Defense bill on Obama’s desk would allow suspected terrorists to be detained without trial (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- NDAA threat to All democratic rights of all human beings (disclose.tv)