Obama Signs US Citizens Detention Bill

On the last day of 2011, with a flick of his pen, Obama shredded our 224-year-old Constitution with its Bill of Rights that protect and preserve our individual liberties.

On December 31, 2011, while still on vacation in balmy Hawaii, Obama signed into law a bill — approved by both houses in Congress — which now makes it legal for the military to detain — indefinitely — any and all U.S. citizens without charge or trial. The bill has the innocuous bureaucratic name of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA). I’ve warned you about this bill under its previous guise as Senate Bill 1867. Read here, here, and especially here.

Do you think I exaggerate? Then read what Obama himself said in his signing statement issued by the White House (h/t PrisonPlanet):

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 31, 2011

Statement by the President on H.R. 1540

Today I have signed into law H.R. 1540, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.” I have signed the Act chiefly because it authorizes funding for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad, crucial services for service members and their families, and vital national security programs that must be renewed….

The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it. In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists….

Section 1021 affirms the executive branch’s authority to detain persons covered by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note). This section breaks no new ground and is unnecessary….

I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the Constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law….

In other words, Obama is telling us: “I now have the perfectly legal authority and power to detain American citizens, but trust me, I won’t!”

Yeah right….

This piece of sh*t is talking with forked tongue.

Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) who is the sponsor of SB 1867, has revealed it was the Obama administration itself that lobbied to remove language from the bill which would have protected American citizens from being detained indefinitely without trial. (h/t PrisonPlanet)

For that matter, more than two years ago, on May 21, 2009, in a speech at the National Archives, flanked by copies of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, Obama had proposed a new policy of preventive detention, without trial, for people he suspects might commit crimes in the future.

Of the current crop of GOP presidential candidates, only Ron Paul recognizes the lethality of NDAA. He correctly states that the new law means the imposition of martial law on the United States.

Here’s a good video on NDAA:

H/t our beloved May and Tina.

~Eowyn

16 responses to “Obama Signs US Citizens Detention Bill

  1. so what ya gonna do now america ??

  2. I just hope we have separate rooms since I snore and everyone else will kill me after a few nights…
    It’s time for the Tree of Liberty to be refreshed!!!

  3. the entire current regime and their illegal muslim leader all need to be thrown in Leavenworth.

  4. Has anyone noticed this issue that demolishes the heart and soul of the Bill of Rights, has not been addressed by the media covering the Iowa and New Hampshire campaigns? Aside from Ron Paul, the Oathkeepers and the Ron Paul supporters, the candidates and media have been silent on the subject.

  5. i would just like to know what do we do now that we have a government that thinks we are the enemy? a fat lot of good it did for the tea party to put these jerks in office, there is no one we can take this to that would help, so what now?

  6. Obama is as evil as evil can be. He has no good in him not seeking to save his soul. That law is ungodly, and should be stricken from the books.

  7. Now it’s official – the Dear Ruler now really is the Dear Ruler, as by signing this hideous bill into law, he has essentially flushed the Bill of Rights down the toilet and made himself a dictator.

    As for the traitors Levin and McCain, they should be horsewhipped.

    -Dave

  8. Hope and change…

    Our CIC, and those in DC, are nothing more than commie thugs.

  9. First you all haven’t been paying attention to the news, or FOX News has misinformed you, but Obama added a line that exempts America citizens when he signed the bill. Secondly, it was Bush who originally got this enacted by using the September 11 as the reason. Although this law may have been necessary after September 11, I personally don’t see the reason for it now. I wished both the Democrats and the Republicans would not renewed this law.

    • To assume we all listen to Fox 24/7 is incorrect, but I understand the continual use of that talkng point.

      Ironic that Skippy would sign this given that as pres candidate he bashed Bush for this.

      Glad to know you’ve got the bill all figured out. Others, including many legal experts, are still analyzing the text and its ambiguities. What about using UN military to carry out their deeds?

      Exactly what is the limit of the “authority of the President”? Section e) Authorities: It says it doesn’t alter “existing authorities” relating to detention of US citizens. What are those existing authorities? Existing authorities already allow indefinite detainment of US citizens from the Patriot Act. So much interpretation to be addressed here.

      As with anything coming from this admin, be leary, oh so leary. Wasn’t it Pelosi who said of Obamacare, “we need to pass it to find out what’s in it”. I doubt Skippy took time off the golf course to fully read and understand this bill…

    • First of all, I don’t watch TV news even a little bit, government-educated troll.

      And government “education” would explain your poor reading comprehension skills, because the language that would have exempted U.S. citizens from this stupid bill was removed at the request of the Dear Ruler himself.

      Now, run along little one, as I think I hear George Soros calling your name.

      After all, It’s time for his evening wax job, and you know how cranky he becomes if he doesn’t get it.

      BTW: I hope you remembered to replace those worn out knee pads, as carpet burns just suck.

      -Dave

  10. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I didn’t vote for repubs in the 2010 mid-terms to go up there and help this aspiring Kenyan tyrant become a dictator.

    My disgust with Boehner, Cantor, the utterly useless McConnell, and most of the rest of the repubs, is growing daily.

    I’m not sure, but we just may have passed the proverbial tipping point over the weekend.

    -Dave

  11. revolution…. the first “american” thrown in jail should be the fraud with the
    fake birth certificate…….

  12. Good to see Ron Paul defending the constitution again….any other republican presidential candidates doing anything about this?

  13. I just “happened” across this site—#1, THANK you——I was begining to feel insane, but I note now that I am not alone. I feel that we, like weewilliewinkie, are running through the streets of the town, hoping our lanterns do not burn out before we have completed our appointed rounds. Also my respect for the ‘American people’ went up a few points after reading what has been written here————I was begining to think the world had turned into mindless blobs of silly-putty—-a new take on G. Romeros’ zombies. The exchange of ideas and the actual THINKING for onesself are as vital to our survival as any of these other supplies.
    “The only way for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing”

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