Thursday, December 15, 2011

Really, Really Scary Stuff

or, Liberty and Security are not Mutally Exclusive

This man is the author of several articles about the anti-American, unconstitutional provisions of the current National Defense Authorization Act. Read the first one here and then, if you care to, follow links.

The President has just withdrawn his threat to veto this bill. He says certain changes have now made it acceptable. They haven't. The major change is that if your innocent little self is arrested as a terrorist suspect, the power to waive the non-existent charges is now assigned to the President instead of to the Secretary of Defense. After today, would you trust this president to do that for you?

Consider carefully from now on what you say on Facebook or Twitter or on your blog. I can't believe I'm saying this. In America.

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government." -- Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

You're in almost as much of a pickle as we are in Britain.....
Terrifying times.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

It's worse there????

At least your David Cameron didn't put Britain into the clutches of the Eurozone, for which I give him some credit.