Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year. No more rights to a Fair Trial.

Constitution of the United States of America
Image by The U.S. National Archives via Flickr
On December 31, 2011, Just before the New Year.

President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

 This is what I find very sad. This very Law that just past should be all over the Main Stream News. Yet, as I keep looking I see nothing on it whatsoever?
Whether or not you like Alex. He has this totally right. This is something that should be all over the News and it is not.
Wake Up America it is now law.
This new law breaks so many rights the Constitution gives the Citizens of the United States of America. I cannot for the life of me understand how or why this is not getting more coverage. This law is taking away your rights as an American, and this isn't even being talked about? Really?
Take a look at what he is saying here. I will be posting more on this shortly. But first.

This is just one of the Amendments In our Constitution.
Amendment VI
Right to a fair trial In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence.

The ACLU post this the other day. Located here.

WASHINGTON – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law today. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision. While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations. The White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA, but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill. “President Obama's action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,”

Let's take a look at more of what our actually Laws of the Land has to say about this. Otherwise known as the Constitution of the United States of America. In the Bill of Rights.

Amendment I

Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

Right to bear arms
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

Quartering of soldiers
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

Search and arrest
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Be sure to read the rest of them at this link.

What I find even worse is that it take News from other Countries to get more information on this. Does anyone else find something wrong with this picture?

Yet even more of this was talked about here. at.

 Urgent: Obama nullifies Bill of Rights, declares all of America a military battleground

While America was out partying last night, drinking it up and celebrating the end of 2011, Obama quietly signed the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, which nullifies the Bill of Rights and declares America to be a “battleground” in which all American citizens can be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed with no due process.
by Mike Adams

Also another site posted this much.

Obama’s NDAA Signing Statement is Just Smoke & Mirrors
Specifically, Obama wrote:
My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens … Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.
But a closer reading shows that the signing statement is just smoke and mirrors.
Specifically, it was Obama - not Congress – who originally requested that an exception for American citizens be removed from the bill. As such, his professed reluctance is wholly disingenuous.
Moreover, Obama signed a bill which would allow future presidents to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens, and his signing statement in no way limits their power to run roughshod over our rights.

More links here.
(AP Story)
Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'

HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having "serious reservations" about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

modified bill

More on this coming very soon.

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