a country passing legislation empowering the president to lock up citizens and
throw away key. Then, on
the same day, the evening news (instead of covering the massive
power grab) runs a story showing the president defending civil liberties by
cracking down on “unconstitutional policing”. This would be called
government propaganda, and it is happening in America.
The Reality: On December 15, the Obama administration was granted (as requested) the legal authority to send Americans to jail without charges, without trial, without end.
The video below explains how Habeas Corpus (the right to due process) died.
The Day Habeas Corpus Died
World Net Daily reports that bill empowers president to lock up citizens, throw away key.
LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER
Are Americans really to be jailed at Gitmo?
Critics warn bill empowers president to lock up citizens, throw away key
Posted: December 16, 2011 7:50 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn © 2011 WND
Buried within an 1,844-page bill currently sitting on Barack Obama's desk awaiting his signature is text that many critics are warning could give the president legal authority to send Americans to jail without charges, without trial, without end.
Both the U.S. House and Senate have passed the National Defense Authorization Act, a sweeping piece of legislation that affects dozens of aspects of foreign and military policy, but that was designed primarily to give the military – and not civilian courts – the clear authority for prosecuting and jailing terrorists.
But voices from across the political spectrum are concerned that the bill opens the door for the military – led by the president as commander in chief – to indefinitely detain American citizens, even within the U.S.
"We're talking about American citizens who can be taken from the United States and sent to a camp at Guantanamo Bay and held indefinitely," explains Rand Paul of Kentucky, one of 13 senators who voted against the bill. …
"It's something so radical that it would have been considered crazy had it been pushed by the Bush administration," said [Tom] Malinowski [of Human Rights Watch]. "It establishes precisely the kind of system that the United States has consistently urged other countries not to adopt. At a time when the United States is urging Egypt, for example, to scrap its emergency law and military courts, this is not consistent."
Fox19 reports that the Obama administration demanded power to detain U.S. citizens.
Reality Check: The Obama administration demanded power to
detain U.S. citizens
Posted: Dec 15, 2011 11:08 PM EST Updated: Dec 16, 2011 7:40 AM EST
By Ben Swann
According to Sen. Carl Levin, who helped to craft this bill, not only did the President want the power, THIS ADMINISTRATION WAS THE ONE WHO DEMANDED THE POWER TO DETAIN U.S. CITIZENS INDEFINITELY BE PLACED INSIDE THE BILL.
more, check the links below:
Transcript of House Debate on the NDAA (lawfareblog)
Obama insists on indefinite detention of Americans (RT, December 12)
The National Defense Authorization Act: You, Your Body, and Your Country (thebaynet.com, December 15)
Disappointment on 220th Anniversary of Bill of Rights (Yahoo News, December 16)
Obama Throws Away Civil Liberties With Defense Bill (Newser, December 16)
Rights Activists "Appalled" as Senate Passes Prison Without Trial Bill (The New American, December 16)
Death To Civil Liberty: The National Defense Authorization Act Passes (eCorsair.com, December 16)
Indefinite Detention Bill: Obama's Trail of Broken Promises (International Business Times, December 16)
The Nightly News With Brian Williams: On December 15, the Obama administration defended civil liberty by cracking down on “unconstitutional policing” in Arizona.
The Nightly News did not report on the death of Habeas Corpus. Instead it aired the segment below:
Nightly News: Arizona Sheriff Targeted Latinos, Feds Say
This is called government propaganda.
Conclusion: It isn’t just Nightly News that is ignoring Obama’s power grab: the entire mainstream media is dead silent. Just Google habeas corpus or indefinite detention.
By the way, the only Republican candidate speaking out against the “indefinite detention act” is Ron Paul (See Ron Paul furious over indefinite detention act). This outspokenness is the reason why mainstream media wants his candidacy to die.