Our Vanishing Rights: “HR 1540 the NDAA”

thumbnail Our Vanishing Rights: HR 1540 the NDAABy: Stacy Coleman

January 2, 2011

Once again, our rights have been chipped away by a government that is supposed to be for “We the People.” On December 31, 2011, this bill was signed into existence under cover of another Holiday celebration. This law gives the office of President the ability to arrest anyone he deems a risk, for any reason. This law can also make it easier to enact martial law.

Let us look at the law itself this is taken from thomas.loc.gov. This bill, in its entirety, can be read by clicking here.

This is taken from the signed law, from Section 1032 paragraph (A):

“(A) A prioritized list of specified geographic areas that the President determines are necessary to address and an explicit discussion and list of the criteria or rationale used to prioritize the areas on the list, including a discussion of the conditions that would hamper the ability of the United States to strengthen at-risk states or other entities in such areas.”

This gives the office of President absolute control over anyone the President thinks is a threat, for any reason. This paragraph does not include giving American citizen the constitutionally guaranteed rights given to us by our Creator in the Bill of Rights that will be shown later.

This is a statement from The President directly from WhiteHouse.gov. His entire statement can be read by clicking here.

“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.”

His Statement went on to say:

“My Administration has consistently opposed such measures. Ultimately, I decided to sign this bill not only because of the critically important services it provides for our forces and their families and the national security programs it authorizes, but also because the Congress revised provisions that otherwise would have jeopardized the safety, security, and liberty of the American people. Moving forward, my Administration will interpret and implement the provisions described below in a manner that best preserves the flexibility on which our safety depends and upholds the values on which this country was founded.”

This Bill that was passed by both houses, and signed into law is in direct violation of the Bill of Rights from our Constitution.

According to Obama’s statement he said he agrees with the bill, as a whole, but may not agree with everything in it. How does that make any sense?

Let’s look at the following video featuring Sen. Rand Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano. The video states that he would have a right to incarcerate anyone at any time. The Justice department will be able to classify anyone that has missing fingers or that has more than seven days’ worth of food stored or that has waterproof munitions as a threat and suspect. If you choose to exercise your second amendment right to own a gun, any of the above reasons are on the books to classify you as a terrorist.

 

From the Bill of Rights:

“Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

The complete Bill of Rights can be read at Archives.gov by clicking here.

America we need to be forever vigilant in watching what our so called leaders are doing under the smoke and mirrors of our Holiday weekends, among other times. This administration has shown that any major moves they take to grab power, or sneak our very freedoms away, are mainly done on the news “down cycle.” What can you expect from the most transparent President we were supposed to have? This was his campaign promise (one of many), not my choice of words.

May God continue to bless America!!!!

 

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