Paul Craig Roberts: Congress is Repealing the Constitution
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -- Harry S Truman
"...And there was no one left to speak out for me." So ends a famous statement by Martin Niemöller in respect of an earlier time of tyranny a mere seven decades ago. Similar arguments were made at that time by a democratically-elected government to sell its citizenry on the need for draconian laws to protect them against a deadly threat. History repeats in cycles and the human suffering is certain to be no less and quite likely much greater when the last page is finally turned on this sorry chapter.
Historically, states have been far more efficient in torturing and murdering their own people than any group of terrorists was ever capable of. The stock-in-trade of politicians the world over is always to keep the citizenry in a state of perpetual fear, focused on an outside enemy - either real or imagined. This leads to the frightened masses clamoring to be led to safety. More importantly for the dishonest politician though, it acts as a smokescreen to distract from a more serious, usually internal, problem.
Once taken away rights are almost never returned - that is, before much bloodshed. The more people place their faith and trust in the power of government to save them from some or other perceived ill, the weaker they become. While continuing to hope for the best the almost inevitable result is tyranny as concentrated power in the hands of a few always ends in abuse, resulting in a still weaker people. The biblical warning to "put not your trust in princes" continues to be proven correct time and again.
When you find yourself having no more rights (and in certain cases less) than historically repressive regimes like China and Cuba, then it may be time to accept the broad hint that something has gone terribly wrong and the time to awaken is now before it is no longer possible to escape the nightmare. Hopefully the video and articles about a pending piece of legislation that makes the Patriot Act seem like a stroll in the park will hit you like a bucket of ice-cold water, making you sit up and take notice.
Occupied America: Senate bill 1867 would allow U.S. military to detain and murder anti-government protesters in American cities
(NaturalNews) I don't know if you're all getting this through your heads yet, but Senate Bill 1867 -- the National Defense Authorization Act -- would openly "legalize" the U.S. government's detainment and murder of OWS protesters and the assassination of talk show hosts, bloggers, journalists and anyone who holds a so-called "anti-government" point of view. This is the open and blatant declaration of war against any who do not going along with TSA thugs reaching down your pants, the Goldman Sachs economic takeover of nations, the secret arrest and torture of American citizens, and other acts of outright tyranny waged by an out-of-control government.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Those who have been burying their heads in the sand over the coming police state need to wake up and face the music. That U.S. Senators would knowingly and willfully attempt to pass a bill that legalizes the indefinite detainment, torture and killing of American citizens with no due process whatsoever -- and on American soil! -- is nothing less than a traitorous betrayal of the once-free American people. These are, our founding fathers would have said, acts of war against the People. They reveal the insidious plan to put in place a legal framework to end the Bill of Rights, murder protesters, and overrun America with total police state brutality.
And yet the sheeple are still asleepleI grow weary of trying to warn the American people to wake up and see what is now right in front of their eyes, so for those who want to read these words themselves -- right in the Senate bill -- you can read it at: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query...
And YES, it has now been confirmed that the indefinite detainment and murder provisions do apply to American citizens on the streets of American cities. As Sen. Lindsey Graham explained in plain language on the Senate floor: "...1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the homeland."
That means America, for those of you who are still wondering what "homeland" means. It's a phrase borrowed from Nazi Germany, of course, which is the source of much of this legislation as you might have noticed.
"The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself," says the ACLU (http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-s...).
Homefront: The U.S. government's war against the PeopleIf this bill passes and is signed into law, it would mean that America's war machine could then be turned against the American people -- liberal, conservative, libertarian... it doesn't matter. If you question the government, you are suddenly an "enemy combatant" and they will cite this law as the legal justification for putting a bullet in your head, fire-bombing your little protest group, or literally running over you and your buddies with tanks. (And they won't stop like China did in Tiananmen Square when that one brave citizen stood up against tyranny there in 1989.) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6inW...)
The premeditate murder of U.S. protesters (Occupy Wall Street, anyone?) is now being codified into law as the government's "right." Of course, your rights to Free Speech, due process, owning a firearm and other rights are being obliterated in the process. Only the government has "rights" now, didn't you know? The slaves of the nation (i.e. the citizens) are being stripped of all rights, including the right to grow your own food, have a picnic or even buy fresh dairy products from a farmer.
Governments routinely murder far more people than terroristsRight now, every history teacher in America should be absolutely outraged about all this, as they know what always comes next in the history of nations. Once any government "legalizes" the murder of its own citizens, it is inevitably followed by a mass-murder holocaust-style event.
Tyrants, you see, always like to "legalize" their mass murder before they pull the trigger. Just read the history of Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao and others. In every case, they worked diligently to put into place a legal framework for the mass murder that was about to be unleashes on their own citizens. That legal framework looks strikingly similar to Senate Bill 1867, which is about to be passed.
This also brings to mind the mathematical reality that, statistically speaking, governments are orders of magnitude more deadly than terrorists. While terrorists sometimes success in taking out a few thousand people at a time, governments routinely murder tens of MILLIONS of people.
It's called GENOCIDE, and there's a long and well-documented history of how governments have committed genocide year after year, one nation after another:
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So if the People of America had any courage at all, they would be running the People's road blocks and searching government vehicles for weapons! It is the government agents, after all, who are statistically at the highest risk of engaging in mass murder, and very soon the U.S. Senate looks likely to effectively legalize that mass murder.
At the airports, We the People should be searching the TSA employees and checking them for illegal drugs, child pornography and stolen electronics. At government buildings, We the People should be searching all the government employees who come and go to make sure they don't stage the demolition of their own buildings as a way to blame whatever convenient enemy they want to discredit -- patriots, conservatives, "conspiracy theorists" or what have you.
It's no longer a conspiracy theory, you see, that the government wants to have the legal right to openly murder U.S. citizens right on the streets of America. It's written right into the Senate bill. It's public record. So all those out there still clinging to their pathetic denialist "conspiracy theorists" rants can now clamp shut their pie holes and throw themselves off a cliff or something. It's time to face the reality of the total police state tyranny that's now written in black and white, plain as day.
All of you who are still obsessed with your narrow world view of fashion, dancing with the stars, microwaveable processed food and fake mainstream news are about to be rocked out of your easy chairs and dumped into the cesspool of tyranny at your doorstep. Just know that when they come for you, there will be nobody left to speak for you, because you remained silent as all this was rolled out. And I won't be there for you, either, because I'll be holed up in Texas, handing out emergency food supplies to the local churches and performing emergency medicine procedures on those protesters wounded by U.S. government military attacks -- the ones that are still alive, anyway.
You think none of this is coming? Why would the U.S. Senate write this into law if they didn't intend on using it to murder Americans? Maybe you need to clear the cobwebs out of your head and open your eyes to what's really happening right now in the U.S. Senate.
Read between the lines, folks. It's not that difficult to get the full picture here. The very idea that the U.S. Senate is even considering such a law to "legalize" the detainment and murder of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil by U.S. troops is, all by itself, a complete and utter crime against the American people.
The U.S. Senate is about to declare WAR on the American people. And I don't mean that metaphorically. They are trying to make this a military war where anyone who opposes the U.S. government -- even if they have nothing at all to do with "terrorism" -- is now a fair game target for precision bombings, assassinations and heavy military armor (i.e. tanks rolling down your driveway).
Some good news: Congressman Dennis Kucinich has publicly spoken out against the bill (even though he's not in the Senate). So has Sen. Rand Paul. His father, Ron Paul, has also stated his opposition to the illegal detainment provision of the bill. There are hints that if the bill passes, President Obama may veto it. If he did, that would be one of the most profound freedom-protecting actions of his administration, but don't hold your breath on that count. You never know what these politicians will do when they think they have the power to murder their own citizens -- they're drunk with power, after all, and they love to rule over the masses with a kind of devilish insanity. Remember: Obama already has a "kill list" of Americans to be murdered overseas, but this new Senate Bill 1867 would legalize that right on U.S. soil.
So one day you call in to talk radio and express your discontent with the President, let's say, and the next day a U.S. marine scout sniper sets up his .338 sniper rifle a couple hundred yards from your house, waits for you to sit down to watch Anderson Cooper vomit out the evening's news propaganda, and then he pulls the trigger and blows your neck off, causing your head to land smack dab in that bowl of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese you were just trying to shovel down your threat because someone told you it was "food." This will all be LEGAL under the new Senate bill 1867 because they will claim you were a "terrorist collaborator" who questioned the wisdom of the executive leadership of America. Once due process is stripped away, anything can be justified by the government, including the open murder of its own citizens.
This is the whole point of a nation of LAW. The laws describe specific legal rights afforded to citizens, but most importantly they describe the LIMITS of power of government. It is those limits that the government is now trying to completely obliterate, turning America into a complete military dictatorship / fascist nation where laws are only applied to the People, not to the government itself. These are practically the exact words recently uttered by Newt Gingrich during a recent debate, in which he said due process and the Bill of Rights should only apply to people who engage in common criminal acts such as stealing or robbing people. But no such rights or due process privileges should exist when there is a "war" going on, Gingrich insisted! And the U.S. Senate is about to declare the entire USA "homeland" to be a battlefield of a never-ending war, get it?
Are you grokking all this yet? These tyrants are about to declare the entire USA a battlefield where NO ONE has any due process, no Bill of Rights, no protections under any law, nothing! And if Gingrich becomes President -- oh my God please don't let this happen -- then we are looking at the runaway militarization of everything in America, including a huge ramping up of the so-called "war on drugs" which we've already exposed as a total failure and a complete hoax (http://www.naturalnews.com/034289_A...).
If this bill passes and is signed into law by the President, the USA is officially at war with its own People, and you can expect the government will immediately begin staging false flag bombings so they can justify a multi-year campaign of total genocide against all who refuse to cower down to the (now admitted) anti-freedom tyrants in Washington.
We are on the verge of losing America, my friends. I ask: What the hell are YOU going to do about it?
Here's the list of traitors in the U.S. Senate who have supported this bill: