“An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland.” – Adolf Hitler
The American people now have a problem. Things have gone from supposed conspiracy theories to cold, hard facts. No longer are they simply whispered about in the back room forums. These things have now been made into law, publically proclaimed on the House floor on live tv and paraded in front of the stupefied American public as they concern themselves more with Dancing With the Stars than their own country’s future. What am I speaking of specifically? The National Defense Authorization Act.
The NDAA, now signed by President Obama, authorizes the military to detain US citizens under the broad new anti-terrorism provisions provided in the bill without trial. This is tyranny of the American public, plain and simple. The Obama administration now openly supports the detainment without trial of American citizens as America is now labeled a “battlefield.”
Here is a video clip of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, both publically on the House floor espousing the idea of not only apprehending American citizens without charge or trial, but also outright murder if they are thought to be involved in al-Queda! A quote from Lindsey Graham, “Those American citizens thinking about helping al-Queda, please know what will come your way. Death, detention, prosecution. And when they say, I want my lawyer, you tell them shut up, you don’t get a lawyer.”
Sen. Graham during a speech on the House floor, claiming the Bill applies to American citizens and the world is the battlefield, including the homeland.
In a clip on Fox News’ show, Freedom Watch, Sen. Lindsey Graham is quoted, “The homeland is part of the battlefield, and people can be held without trial whether an American citizen or not.”
Now what is more shocking than these treasonous Senators actually voted for this legislation, is that Obama actually signed this Bill into law during the New Year’s weekend. This is the law of the land now, folks! If you are determined to be a threat to this nation, or a terrorist or supporting member of a terrorist organization, or simply a person of interest, you can now be carted off to wherever they please with no trial, no jury, no lawyer present, no phone call, no Miranda rights, nothing. Your citizenship, your taxes, your voting record, your service to the armed forces or your role as a private citizen in the workforce all mean nothing. The “homeland” is now part of the battlefield in the greater war front on the war on terror. There is now no distinction between you and a person living in Qatar or Iran or Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan. State borders mean nothing, citizenship means nothing. The world is the battlefield as we pursue peace and safety from the “terrorists,” or so they tell us.
American citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki was what started the ball rolling on this bill. Al-Awlaki was born in 1971 in the US and moved to his parent’s homeland of Yemen in 1978. In 1991 he returned to Colorado and obtained a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 1994. He spent a summer of his college year training with the Afghan Mujahideen and later, according to U.S. government officials, became a senior recruiter for al-Queda. He was hunted by unmanned drones over Yemen and killed in an air strike on September 30, 2011. Two weeks later, his 16 year old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, born in Denver, was also killed by an American drone strike in Yemen.
This unprecedented attack on American citizens without formal charges or trial by jury has led to this NDAA bill as a means of covering their own back sides from prosecution. Terrorist or not, he had a right to a trial under his peers. We live by the rule of law and to overstep those laws in the search of a so called “peaceful society”, is a travesty and only undermines our Bill of Rights in the process.
Your freedoms are God given. Even if they weren’t written down in the Bill of Rights, you are made free by God almighty. Your rights, your freedoms, they are not handed down politely from your Government. You are born free. Your soul is born with the yearning to speak its mind openly, bravely, without the fear of recourse or reprisal. As long as you bring no harm to another and live peaceably with your neighbors, you are a free human, bound to no man or state. This Bill, even though it declares to overtake your rights, has no authority to do so. It is a piece of paper, thought of by tyrants, written by tyrants, and eventually executed by tyrants. Just because you are deemed an “enemy combatant” by some political miscreant with an agenda to prove doesn’t make it true. History will have the last word on these people.
There have been times of state sponsored tyranny in the United States. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act. This forced Native American tribes such as the Cherokee, Chocktaw, Creek and Seminole, to move West in a mass emigration across the country. Their homes were burned to the ground and their property plundered as many struggled against the government. The Seminole tribe resisted and started the Second Seminole war between the tribe and the state of Florida which lasted from 1835-1842. The Cherokee tribe from Tennessee was rounded up and collected in concentration camps in Cleveland, Tn. until forcibly removed and sent West along with the other tribes. Tens of thousands died on the journey in what became known as the “trail of tears.” Private John G. Burnett later wrote, “Future generations will read and condemn the act and I do hope posterity will remember that private soldiers like myself, and like the four Cherokees who were forced by General Scott to shoot an Indian Chief and his children, had to execute the orders of our superiors. We had no choice in the matter.”
The Dred Scott Supreme Court decision of 1857 declared that persons of African descent were not United States citizens and therefore had no claim to freedom or citizenship. This was of course outrageous and not only later led to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation but also the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution.
In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, allowing the interment of Japanese Americans who lived along the Pacific coast in the wake of Pearl Harbor. Over 100,000 Japanese Americans were collected and brought to “War Relocation Camps,” scattered across the West. This law was used to declare that all people of Japanese ancestry were to be excluded from the greater population, including all of California and most from Oregon and Washington, except for those in internment camps. The Census Bureau assisted in the efforts by providing confidential neighborhood information on where Japanese Americans lived. In 1944, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the exclusion orders. Conditions at the camps were sparse. Tar paper-covered of simple frame construction, no plumbing or cooking facilities of any kind, and surrounded by guarded, barb-wire wrapped fences. Because most were evacuated from their homes on short notice, most only had the warm weather clothes on their backs from the West coast. This proved to be inappropriate for the cold Wyoming winters where they were shipped to. In 1988, Congress and President Reagan signed legislation which apologized for the internment on behalf of the U.S. government. It claimed the actions were based on “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership”. The U.S. government eventually disbursed more than $1.6 billion in reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned in those camps.
Just because a court declares something to be true, doesn’t mean that it is. Courts can be unlawful, bribed, confused, withheld key evidence from, or just plain wrong. The same can be said for Congress. Just because they make a law, doesn’t mean that it’s lawful. These are treasonous laws. These Senators and Congressmen can be tried for treason against the American people and the Constitution they swore to protect.
The American people may be pre-occupied, easily distracted, even lazy, but they are no fools. They will wait, they will make due and go to work and pay their bills like they always have. It would be important to note that a record number of gun sales occurred in the month of December, topping the previous month’s record breaking number. Over 1.5 million background checks for gun purchases went through the NICS for December, with half a million during the week of Christmas alone! The American people are no fools. They see the tyranny forming around them. But like the patient rattle snake…they wait. To quote the Gadsden flag, “DON’T TREAD ON ME.”