Sunday, January 01, 2012

Indefinite Detentions -- Or, America Is Now For All Intents and Purposes a Dictatorship

1012 has started off about as bad as one can imagine, with President Obama signing into law H.R. 1540, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012," which allows the President to indefinitely detain American citizens. Never mind that indefinite detention of citizens is about as unambiguously unconstitutional as any law could possibly be. Obama says, although he signed the law, he won't actually detain anyone. What a load of nonsense. Who is going to sign a law you have no intention of enforcing? He plans to use it, or he wouldn't have signed it. Of course, this is the same man who assassinated an American citizen, so we should not be surprised that he signed himself this dictatorial power.

All Obama -- or any President -- has to do now is get someone on the terrorist list, and that person can be indefinitely detained. And who is a terrorist? Anyone who disagrees with the government? Anyone who is perceived to be a threat? A threat according to whose definition? It has been said that one person's terrorist is another's revolutionary -- and I'm certainly revolutionary in regards to my politics.

In any case, the left/progressives have no business complaining about conservatives, since their man cannot be differentiated from a neoconservative as far as I can tell.
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