A message from Anonymous… RE: "The National Defense Authorization Act"


Dear brothers and sisters. Now is the time to open your eyes!

In a stunning move that has civil libertarians stuttering with disbelief, the U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America.

The National Defense Authorization Act is being called the most traitorous act ever witnessed in the Senate, and the language of the bill is cleverly designed to make you think it doesn’t apply to Americans, but toward the end of the bill, it essentially says it can apply to Americans “if we want it to.

Bill Summary & Status, 112th Congress (2011 — 2012) | S.1867 | Latest Title: National Defense Authorization Act for.

This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a “battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.

Even WIRED magazine was outraged at this bill, reporting:

Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial

…the detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.”

The passage of this law is nothing less than an outright declaration of WAR against the American People by the military-connected power elite. If this is signed into law, it will shred the remaining tenants of the Bill of Rights and unleash upon America a total military dictatorship, complete with secret arrests, secret prisons, unlawful interrogations, indefinite detainment without ever being charged with a crime, the torture of Americans and even the “legitimate assassination” of U.S. citizens right here on American soil!

If you have not yet woken up to the reality of the police state we’ve been warning you about, I hope you realize we are fast running out of time. Once this becomes law, you have no rights whatsoever in America. — no due process, no First Amendment speech rights, no right to remain silent, nothing.

The US senate does not want us to speak. I suspect even now orders are being shouted into telephones and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?

Cruelty and injustice…intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance, coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told…if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.

I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War. Terror. Disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you and in your panic, you turned to the now President in command Barack Obama. He promised you order. He promised you peace. And all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.

More than four hundred years ago, a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness. Justice, and freedom are more than words – they are perspectives. So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you, then I would suggest that you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek…then I ask you to stand beside one another, one year from November 5th, 2011, outside the gates of every court house of every city DEMANDING our rights!!

Together we stand against the injustice of our own Government.

4 comments on “A message from Anonymous… RE: "The National Defense Authorization Act"

  1. While I’m not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, I have studied US law and have decided to provide my own assessment.

    This bill was signed into law on December 31, 2011 by President Obama. I have read the text of the bill (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr1540enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr1540enr.pdf), specifically the section in question (s.1021).

    In an apparent attempt to reassure those concerned that the provisions of that section do not remove the fundamental right of due process from American citizens, s. 1021(e) was inserted which states “(e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.”

    When you take into consideration both statutory law, including Constitutional law and specifically Public Law 107-40 – Authorization for Use of Military Force (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ40) which provided congressional authority for the ongoing ‘War on Terror’, as well as case law, specifically US Supreme Court rulings, the existing laws relating to the detention of US citizens are ambiguous and contradictory at best. I have attempted to locate some semblance of clarification to no avail. A story by the NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/us/senate-declines-to-resolve-issue-of-american-qaeda-suspects-arrested-in-us.html?_r=1) describes congressional refusal to clarify the rights of American citizens detained under this provision. The same article quotes Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in a 2004 ruling, “there is no bar to this nation’s holding one of its own citizens as an enemy combatant.” At the same time she stressed that the ruling was limited to “a United States citizen captured in a foreign combat zone” while active combat there was in progress, a different context from a domestic arrest. (She also wrote, “Certainly, we agree that indefinite detention for the purpose of interrogation is not authorized.”)

    However, the same news article goes on to state the following:

    “There were two Bush-era cases of people held as enemy combatants arrested inside the United States, one of them a citizen. Lower courts reached contradictory opinions about whether holding them in indefinite military custody was lawful, and they were transferred to the civilian system before the Supreme Court weighed in.

    Still, in 1942, several German saboteurs were captured inside the United States and prosecuted before a military commission. One was a naturalized American citizen. In an opinion written after the men were executed, the Supreme Court held that the process had been legitimate.”

    Therefore, I would have to conclude that, while it is unlikely that the US government would use this law for sweeping public detention of US citizens, it could very well be quietly and discretely used inappropriately against American citizens, and that is a most somber thought.

    • IMO the Govt. are setting their stall out for the impending bankruptcy that will befall the US economy, it makes rounding up the rioting cattle and sheep a little easier if the military have a gun aimed at you & a big sign saying “Demonstrators and antagonist’s this way please” weed out the chaff & imprison them indefinitely, no need to round them up again then is there, devide and conquer as it were… thanks for your comment, I wish ‘some’ other comments were as articulate & considered as yours.

      • In light of the recent demonstrations against inequality, your assessment could very well be accurate, given the right circumstances.

        For example, if some type of mass violence and/or destruction were to occur during one of those demonstrations, then the government could very well invoke these provisions in that manner. It would however have to be something so horrific as to sway the public opinion of those demonstrations to where the public views them as terrorists. Anything less would incite further mass demonstrations and possibly rioting by the population in response to the quelling of free speech. Though, depending on the extent of any possible sinister motives, that could very well be a desired goal in order facilitate the widespread detention of even more dissenters.

    • I concur, it is a most somber thought, I also agree & doubt this will be used to incarcerate U.S citizens en masse, but as you so rightly say, the NDAA is a worrying act laying there in the wings to be used for, more than likely, the wrong reasons….peace my friend & a sincere thank you for your valuable input.

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