Obama Watch Obama on the verge of getting his wish.
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens
Folks this is the super scary speech that Obama gave back in the May of 2009. It is my opinion that we had better start paying very close attention and getting used to the idea of keeping good notes and watching Congress very carefully if we are to try to prevent what is left of our civil liberties being done away with all together. The problem we all share is the ability to keep up with these guys. They are notorious for making speeches like this, or not, to test the waters in an effort to expose us to certain concepts by which they will attempt to gloss over their intentions using fear tactics so that it somehow makes sense to give up or rights to further strengthen their agenda. The Bush Administration “preached” around the clock about weapons of mass distruction, smoking guns, terrorist and terrorism so when Congress passed laws stripping away our constitutional rights making The Patriot Act a reality we were so numb with fear worrying about terrorist that it took a while for us to feel the sting of just how badly we had been screwed. When some of us starting getting wise to their fear mongering tactics and pushing back, that is when Bush and Chaney would stay up late at night writing Executive Orders bypassing Congress and the people all together.
This speech by Obama back in 2009 was nothing more than a game of bait and switch, reverse psychology and psychological conditioning laying down the groundwork to continue what Hollywood and George W. Bush started. Folks, it is time to wake up and raise our heads out of this fog and get involved before we have no Constitutional Rights or Civil Liberties left to argue and debate amoungst ourselves about. I mean this with all due sencerity and can’t stress enough how important it is for each and every one of you (us) to call, email and fax your Senator’s TODAY! Don’t assume they know what you want or that they will vote the way we want or expect them to. Make you voice heard today all day long!
“The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.
Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.
The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.
The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.
I know it sounds incredible. New powers to use the military worldwide, even within the United States? Hasn’t anyone told the Senate that Osama bin Laden is dead, that the president is pulling all of the combat troops out of Iraq and trying to figure out how to get combat troops out of Afghanistan too? And American citizens and people picked up on American or Canadian or British streets being sent to military prisons indefinitely without even being charged with a crime. Really? Does anyone think this is a good idea? And why now?” via Brasscheck TV
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