Police states are countries with military detention of civilians.

How Congress is Signing its Own Arrest Warrants

The US military now has legal power to arrest and permanently imprison citizens without due process. Congress will be a joke soon enough.

... the power roles will reverse: Congress will no longer be directing and in charge of the military: rather, the military will be directing and in charge of individual Congressional leaders, as well as in charge of everyone else...

 

Naomi Wolf warns

... that one cannot name a nation that gave the military the power to make civilian arrests and hold citizens in military detention, that did not almost at once turn that power almost against members of that nation’s own political ruling class.

We forget in America that all over the world there are militarized societies in which shells of democracy are propped up — in which Parliament meets regularly and elections are held, but the generals are really in charge, just as the Egyptian military is proposing with upcoming elections and the Constitution itself.


What especially galls me is that a constitutional law professor, who ran under "Change you can believe in" is cheerfully signing this heinous law into being.

Tags: National Defense Authorization Act of 2012

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I'm a fan of Naomi Wolf. She recently got arrested at an Occupy Wallstreet protest. I agree that congress will be a joke soon - if they aren't already. Yeah I definitely think the US is headed in the wrong direction. We seem to be losing freedoms that were once fundamental to us.

I'd rather those with delusions of godlike grandeur or just towing a line; planning to kill people (innocent, families wether here or abroad) be picked up and questioned... I mean gov reads EveryThing no?
~ McVeigh, Hutarree, Bin Laden$... FLDS? hello...

yet if it's OWS protesting w/o violence yeah that'd be wrong, to arrest, arrest, arrest... unless that in itself becomes a profit mechanism... for made in china stuff/gear/ hey, everyone is trying wrap their heads around this new modern era where if you're a fraud you'll eventually get found out and on and on...

a c c o u n t a b i l i t y.. heck uv a thing

Im dismayed that Obama signed this too.  I read that even Nixon was against this sort of govt power.  This was not the "change" that I expected.  Even so, I expect I will be voting for Obama.  Dammit.  I had such hope.

On a liberal talk-radio show out of Cjicago yesterday (sorry, can't remember whose show it was because I only listened for a few minutes and the host was a sub) they were discussumg how maybe Obama makes decisions that are closer to the middle than to the left because of the crazies out there who are threats to him and his family because he is the first black president.  They were saying the threat-level is much higher than for any other president because of all the white-suprmicists,etc.  I'm not saying I agree that this is why Obama signed this, because how the heck would I know, just saying this was a theory put out there.

oops.  NOT the best way to respond, I'll wager!

Just as well the Secret Service questioned him.

Huh? The secret service questioned Obama? When? About what?

no, this guy:  Jules Manson, a failed Tea Party candidate for local office in California, recently called for the assassination of President Obama and his daughters see link above.  

Ah, thanks. I knew I was missing something there. So that's why oops was in blue!

Obama= yet another false messiah.

So far he is the best we have.

It's official, the US is now a POLICE STATE... and the great republican experiment ends with a whimper that is eerily similar to both Rome and it's transformation into an empire, and the galactic republic's transformation into the galactic empire in Star-wars.  

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