Remember that debate between Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, where Mr. Gingrich suggested we should expand and strengthen the Patriot Act in the name of protecting U.S. citizens from terrorists? Mr. Gingrich indicated that there exists a line between criminal law and the war on terror, and that we need not worry the government will overstep its bounds.
While Americans enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend and join the annual running of the bulls celebration at malls and retail outlets, something sinister is taking place in Congress – and it should scare the hell out of you. If the President and Senate have their way, your front lawn will soon become a battlefield, and you’ll be subjected to military, not criminal…
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?”
All this legislation meant to suppress our Constitutional rights and create the “Police State” that everyone talks about will pass. It may not pass this time around, but eventually it will pass. The reason it will pass is because an overwhelming majority of people in this country are completely oblivious to what is going on outside the world of reality television and social media. Out of those that make an effort to stay informed of the goings on of our government, many receive there news from the “major” networks which have shown to actively suppress the truth.
Waiving signs in protest will ultimately do nothing because to the masses, via the network news, anyone who opposes the rule of our government is crazy, naive, a hippie, an anarchist, or any other term that can be used to distract the mindless from the facts.
When this path we are on reaches its end, everyone will have to make there choice. Fight, die, or submit. The imposition of ones will on another will not change without some sort of physical action, in this case that action will be violence. Talking does nothing when those that you talk to do not care to listen.
Alternately, we could use our so called democratic process and vote out all the corrupt politicians. That would require the entire country to wake up and see what reality is, which will never happen, so the point is moot.