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Obama signs NDAA into law, dismantles Bill of Rights

Posted By admin On January 1, 2012 @ 7:02 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Jenn Morrill,
Salt Lake City Independent Examiner [1]
January 1, 2012

Rumors have been floating around the internet for the past week or so that Obama signed NDAA into law before Christmas. Well, he didn’t. But that doesn’t really matter now, because today he did.

According to the ACLU, [2] President Barack Obama just signed one of the most controversial bills into law since the Patriot Act. The sad part is that neither the House nor the Senate nor Obama seemed to think it was all that controversial, as it passed overwhelmingly in both the House and the Senate, and the president just signed it (even though he had at one time threatened to veto).
In case you haven’t heard, H.R. 1540: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 or NDAA, is not your typical defense spending bill. It gives authority to the president (or perhaps it’d be more fitting to call him king or ruler at this point) to order the military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without official charge or trial on the mere suspicion of being a terrorist or linked to a terrorist organization.
Many in government will argue that there is nothing for Americans to worry about — unless you’re a terrorist that is. But as our government slips further and further from the rule of law and the founding principles of our nation that once made us great, tyranny inevitably creeps in to take its place. And when tyranny reigns, the line between who is a terrorist and who isn’t becomes easily blurred. A “terrorist” could simply mean a political enemy of the state.
The citizens of our country that understand what happened when Obama lifted his pen off the dotted line (while in Hawaii) wonder why their elected representatives don’t remotely represent them or stand up for the Constitution as they swear to do. In a previous article [3] I pointed out that the U.S. senators from Utah were divided in their vote on this bill. Senator Orrin Hatch voted for NDAA, while Senator Mike Lee was one of only seven senators in the country that voted against it.

Full article here [1]


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[1] Salt Lake City Independent Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-salt-lake-city/obama-signs-ndaa-into-law-dismantles-bill-of-rights

[2] ACLU,: http://www.aclu.org/national-security/president-obama-signs-indefinite-detention-bill-law

[3] previous article: http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-salt-lake-city/senate-passes-ndaa-tramples-constitution

[4] Obama signs $633B NDAA Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-signs-633b-ndaa-bill.html

[5] Obama Signs Martial Law Bill: NDAA Now Law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-signs-martial-law-bill-ndaa-now-law.html

[6] Happy New Year: Obama Signs NDAA, Indefinite Detention Now Law of the Land: http://www.prisonplanet.com/happy-new-year-obama-signs-ndaa-indefinite-detention-now-law-of-the-land.html

[7] Ron Paul: The NDAA Repeals More Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-the-ndaa-repeals-more-rights.html

[8] Obama signs NDAA: ‘Indefinite detention part of push to shred Constitution’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-signs-ndaa-indefinite-detention-part-of-push-to-shred-constitution.html

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