The one thing this organization does that no one can dispute as to their intentions despite the attacks on it over the decades is that they read over each piece of legislation that is proposed and placed before the Congress to consider and vote on.
If anyone were to research just one piece of legislation to see what all goes into it that is never divulged to the public, which isn’t illegal, it is just not emphasized, and to know of its existence within the legislation the people have to take the time to read it through which can be hundreds of pages and terminologies that the average person has no clue as to what it means.
For ever point the government makes as to why the particular piece of legislation is good for the people and the country you will read further into the smoky depths and find twice the ill fate it also brings along with it.
Obamacare is ALL about HEALTH COVERAGE right!? Read it through and weep!!!
Our Congress for what reasons seems to be no longer on the side of the people who love, cherish and willing to protect their way of life as they have known it to be from the day we were handed our Republic and its US Constitution to rule the government and the people with neither overpowering the other. We have a present situation where the Obama Administration is not hiding the fact they are attempting to Socialize the nation. They feel the people have wanted Socialism for a long time and why is that!?
The Lame “A” Liberals and their followers protest and scream their bloody heads off demanding more and more Socialistic style of government as they think they are getting everything for nothing and that they do not have to work for anything they receive.
Now, a good majority of the people who are hard core believers in our Constitutional Republic have been brainwashed we are not supposed to make such a ruckus over the way our government is conducting business and to go about discussing the points diplomatically when it gives a clear sign to government that the people of the Republic aren’t willing to do what is necessary to keep that which is theirs and allow a different form of government take over without the slightest protest!
Well the Tea Party has awoken a good number of people and are waking up even more but we need people to choose what system of government they want and start fighting for it or the Liberal Socialist will take over before the blink of your eye!!!
READ AND HEED!!!!!
Contributed by: A great Patriot
Stop Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Due Process
Immediate action required!
Deep inside the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) that the Senate is currently considering is a dangerous and unconstitutional portion that needs to be stripped out. Congress would grant the President the power to use the military in order to detain certain individuals, including American citizens, without trial or due process, indefinitely.
Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act reads: “Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force … includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…. [including] [d]etention under the law of war without trial….” This “indefinite detention” section hands over to the Executive Branch the power to have the military arrest U.S. citizens. No trial needed. Simple suspicion would suffice.
This could be quite reminiscent of Stalinist Russia where a knock on the door in the middle of the night meant that the person taken by the military was often never seen again, perhaps having been imprisoned in Siberia or executed. The Japanese American Citizens League has warned that this measure’s detention principles are similar to the ones that sent innocent Japanese-Americans into concentration camps during WW II.
Sadly, this bill has already been passed in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives with nary a whimper by a 322-96 vote. The excuse given for such an egregious disregard for the Constitution by supporters of the bill including authors Senators John McCain (R- Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) is that the provision would strengthen and codify the legal framework necessary for dealing with “terrorists.” Other supporters insist that the language doesn’t necessarily include American citizens.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) who voted against the bill in the House, thinks differently. Amash says the act would indeed “permit the federal government to indefinitely detain American citizens on American soil, without charge or trial, at the discretion of the President.” He notes that the language “does not preclude U.S. citizens from being detained indefinitely, without charge or trial, it simply makes such detention discretionary,” therefore it is misleading and outrageous.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is speaking out in opposition to the “indefinite detainment” provision of S. 1867. He is also offering an amendment that would simply strike out Section 1031 of the bill. As this alert is being written on November 29, the Senate is debating S. 1867 and could vote on the Paul amendment this evening or tomorrow, November 30. A related amendment by Senator Udall to revise the detainee provisions of S. 1867 has already been defeated today by a vote of 37 yeas and 61 nays.
Indefinite detention without due process leaves citizens without the legal protection of the Constitution and strikes at the heart of the essence of U.S. law. It is positively shameful that any elected representative would even consider voting for such an assault on so sacred a fundamental value as the right to due process.
Far too much power has already been either usurped or given over to the Executive Branch under the guise of national security. Contact your Senators immediately and demand that they safeguard individual freedom and liberty by upholding the protections guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Have them support the Rand Paul amendment that would completely strike Section 1031 from S. 1867, or any other amendment that would accomplish the same purpose.
If one or more amendments are added to S. 1867, it will likely go to a conference committee and then return to both the House and the Senate for a final vote. So, a word to your Representative on this issue is also advised. Make sure you find out how he or she voted on the NDAA before getting in touch.
Your friends at The John Birch Society