December 1, 2011
The Senate is ready to vote on legislation permitting the U.S. military to capture and indefinitely detain citizens on American soil. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Military detains citizens in Pinochet’s Chile.
“While the legislation still has several steps to go, the vote makes it likely that Congress will eventually send to President Obama’s desk a bill that contains detainee-related provisions his national-security team has said are unacceptable,” the New York Times reports.
The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing.
Obama has signaled that he will veto the bill if it is enacted by the Senate.
The Obama administration said prior to the vote that the proposed legislation is “inconsistent with the fundamental American principle that our military does not patrol our streets.”
In other words, even Obama – who supports the Patriot Act and has diligently worked to expand Bush’s war on terrorism – believes the Senate bill violates Posse Comitatus.
The newly elected Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, has come out against the legislation that will allow the Pentagon to arrest U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely without due process or a trial as specified by the Sixth Amendment.
Paul told Judge Andrew Napolitano it perplexed him “how anyone could vote to send an American citizen who’s been accused of a crime to a detention center in a foreign land without due process.”
Paul offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would strip Section 1031 from the legislation. He was joined in the failed effort by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who said the government “should not have the ability to lock away its citizens for years and perhaps decades without charging them.”
Other members of Congress have voiced opposition to the bill, including Colorado Senator Mark Udall. “I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” he said in a speech.
Behind the scene globalists have plotted for years against the Constitution because they understand that the founding document guarantees every citizen certain inalienable rights that cannot be revoked or taken away by government. The Constitution stands in the way of their vision of a world totalitarian government and financial system.
In recent years, the global elite have launched an insidious campaign against the Constitution by claiming that its principles are outdated relics of an irrelevant past. In June, CNN contributor Fareed Zakaria argued that the Constitution is outdated and its principles should be “debated and fixed” to conform with the modern era. He suggested “a set of amendments to modernize the Constitution for the 21st Century.”
“It should come as no surprise Fareed Zakaria wants to do away with the Constitution. He is a darling of the Council On Foreign Relations and a Bilderberg member. He also sits on the board of the Trilateral Commission. He is a serious globalist and as such an avowed enemy of the Constitution and especially the Bill of Rights,” I wrote at the time.
By exploiting the manufactured threat of terrorism, the globalists hope to convince the American people that such legislation is in their best interest.
If Obama’s threatened veto is overridden and National Defense Authorization Act becomes law, it will allow the state to disappear its domestic political enemies the same way the dictator Pinochet in Chile eliminated his political opposition. Military kidnappings, torture and secret execution are the tactics of thugs in places like Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Communist China, not the United States.