Today, I write with a heavy heart, saddened that I must give you this news.
Liberty has died.
Liberty in the United States died on New Year’s Eve. No, that’s not an exaggeration or just plain old spin, Liberty really DIED!
You see, this past New Year’s Eve President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. That single stroke of the pen drove a dagger into the heart of Liberty.
For the first time in the history of the United States the president can now order the military to arrest and indefinitely detain you.
Yes, that’s right, the Military can arrest you or your loved ones and hold you indefinitely!
Unbelievably, Congress gave President Obama the power to claim YOU are a suspected terrorist and lets the military arrest you and hold you without trial indefinitely!
How could such a shocking and egregious act ever pass Congress? It’s simple, by their actions Congress told us they don’t care about Liberty!
In a 299-120 vote on May 18th last year the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill.
You can see here how your Representative voted to give President Obama this radical new power: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll291.xml
Sadly, things in the Senate were not any better – check out the 93-7 vote here: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00218
The NDAA declares the homeland to be part of the battlefield in the “War on Terror.”
In simple terms, the NDAA allows suspected – not convicted – American citizens to be detained indefinitely – without charges or trial until the “War on Terror” is declared over…all based on the say-so of President Obama or any future president.
Now the question arises, why would a U.S. Citizen be suspected of terrorism? To be safe, all you have to do is remain within the law, right? Why then should anyone worry about this? Well, the criteria for “suspected of terrorism” is not so logical or narrow as one might think.
Here are just some criteria which may result in YOU being suspected of terrorism:
- Do you have 7 days’ worth of food in your home?
- Are you a critic of the federal government?
- Do you favor local and state authority?
- Do you support animal rights?
- Is there ammunition in your home?
- Are there guns in your home?
- Have you participated in a “Tea Party?”
- Have you participated in the “Occupy” protest?
- Are you an environmentalist?
- Do you oppose gun regulation?
- Do you own a gun?
- Are you a veteran?
- Do you dislike the IRS, BATF, or the Federal Reserve?
- Do you oppose war?
- Do you support third parties?
- Do you support the Constitution?
- Have you ever used a Gadsden flag?
The passing of this bill is a direct attack on your Liberty. We have the right to bear arms, we have the right to property, and we sure have the right to keep food in our homes.
If the President deems you are demonstrating suspicious activity he can have the military arrest and detain you until the “War on Terror” is over.
- No evidence has to be presented.
- No phone call to your lawyer.
- No chance to face your accuser.
- No right to due process.
- No notice to your family.
The good news is we may still be have time to resurrect Liberty…
This law must be repealed. Specifically, sections 1021 and 1022, those which are offensive to the God -given rights of humanity, can and must be repealed but only if you act.
Sign the petition today demanding that sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act be repealed.
Dangerous legislation like this will only be overturned by a clear message from our Republic’s citizens to Congress. Silence equals consent. Don’t think for a second that your voice cannot help change the course on which Congress has embarked. Help protect yourself and your loved ones – sign the petition today.