Greetings and Happy New Year everyone,
It has been quite a spell since I last published anything. I allowed the daily grind to bog me down far too much. Those who are fortunate enough to work full-time, you know what I mean. Nonetheless, it’s good to be back and I hope we can celebrate a return to liberty and justice for all in the U.S. here in 2012.
Ladies and gentleman across the country, this entry is perhaps my most important entry to date! After playing around on Google the past couple weeks, awaiting the imminence of Pres. Obama signing the NDAA 2012, I have the unfortunate displeasure, regarding news that he in fact did sign it into legislation. One by one, we’ve watched our Bill of Rights just slip away gradually, more rapidly since 9/11/01. On 12/31/11, Pres. Obama has made it official that our constitution means nothing. Being signed into legislation, the NDAA gives authorization to the U.S. government/military to arrest and detain citizens indefinitely without trial or any sort of due process of law. Did I mention he already reserves the power to target American citizens for assination? This was something excercised before the NDAA was signed. Absolutely unconstitutional!
I Google searched the term ‘NDAA’ all weekend, and nothing new came up. Today, I searched for the term and it only comes up for news agency “ABC.” The story was published on ABC’s site at 3:14pm, 12/31/11. It also comes up on the site “Daily Paul”, which was published 12/31/11 @6:50pm. When I type in other specific news agencies, it comes up, but those stories were published no sooner than 1/1/12. My question …”Was the American news media placed on a gag order or something?” There was no television coverage of this the day of at all. NBC, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and even RT seemingly, appeared to be missing in action. Now when I searched for the term on Saturday, nothing populated. If you reflect momentarily to the times of the revolutionary war, you will understand why freedom of the press is not to be suppressed. It’s a very important amendment that we have taken for granted for far too long and far too often.
In addition to signing the NDAA 2012, President Obama attached a signing statement, another thing he promised he wouldn’t do while campaigning, to the bill as well. He claims to have had reservations about signing the bill, hence the introduction of the signing order which quotes…
Today I have signed into law H.R. 1540, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.” I have signed the Act chiefly because it authorizes funding for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad, crucial services for service members and their families, and vital national security programs that must be renewed. In hundreds of separate sections totaling over 500 pages, the Act also contains critical Administration initiatives to control the spiraling health care costs of the Department of Defense (DoD), to develop counterterrorism initiatives abroad, to build the security capacity of key partners, to modernize the force, and to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of military operations worldwide.
The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it. In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists. Over the last several years, my Administration has developed an effective, sustainable framework for the detention, interrogation and trial of suspected terrorists that allows us to maximize both our ability to collect intelligence and to incapacitate dangerous individuals in rapidly developing situations, and the results we have achieved are undeniable. Our success against al-Qa’ida and its affiliates and adherents has derived in significant measure from providing our counterterrorism professionals with the clarity and flexibility they need to adapt to changing circumstances and to utilize whichever authorities best protect the American people, and our accomplishments have respected the values that make our country an example for the world.”
Taking into consideration the president is a constitutional scholar, he obviously must know that this piece of legislation undermines the constitution. Furthermore, it should be a key sign to many that he, like many presidents before him, has sold out the American republic to the highest bidders. The buyer in this case appears to be the military industrial complex. War equals big profits for these arms dealers, and the war has been brought to American soil. That war is the war on our civil rights & liberties! If you are not outraged, you should be. He signed the act with reservations, but he didn’t have to sign it before obliterating those nonsensical appendages to the bill.
If you are a suspected terrorist, or have possible ties to a terrorist organization, the NDAA of 2012 is applicable to you. If you cause a disruption to society, likened to peaceful protests that resemble the “Occupy Wall Street Movement”, this new law could be applicable to you. Typical Obama says one thing, and does another. If anyone votes to re-elect this guy, you are being far too partisan in your politics. When you pay more attention to your party, race, or religious affiliations, this tells me that people just aren’t thinking. Politics is not a game. It’s our lives these people are messing with. The things politicians legislate have huge credence on how we lead our day to day lives. Now is the time to wake up and become active within your local, state, and federal government municipalities, for before you know it, you will no longer have this priveledge. There is no time like the present.
A Valente Journal,