This bill, beyond any other measure passed in America will do more to erode freedom and will do more to enhance persecution than any other bill ever passed.
Because of this bill, we, as citizens of this country have basically lost all legal rights that we ever had and have now lost the right to legal representation and any idea of a fair trial. In fact, "conviction" will be a thing of the past, as any previous legal process that we are familiar with is gone.
Any measure can be taken against any American citizen by the government without any due process. Period. Exactly what you would have expected in communist China or the old Soviet Union. It is here and it is here now.
For instance, in the future, the president or congress could declare that Christians are, by definition enemies of the state and as a result would then subsequently be rounded up and taken away, never to be seen again. No courts, no lawyers, no trial etc. Detention camps would be the order of the day.
This is no longer theoretical. It is here now. This predicted day has arrived.
This article is a must read:
The ENtire United States Is Now A War Zone: S.1867 Passes The Senate With Massive Support
This is one of the most tragic events I have written about since establishing End the Lie over eight months ago: the horrendous bill that would turn all of America into a battlefield and subject American citizens to indefinite military detention without charge or trial has passed the Senate.
S.1867, or the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2012, passed with a resounding 93-7 vote.
Senator Levin disclosed and Dave Kopel reported that, “it was the Obama administration which told Congress to remove the language in the original bill which exempted American citizens and lawful residents from the detention power”.
And we know this will be used arbitrarily against American Citizens. The proof lies in the facts:
As I have detailed in two past articles entitled Do not be deceived: S.1867 is the most dangerous bill since the PATRIOT Act and S.1253 will allow indefinite military detention of American civilians without charge or trial, the assurances that this will not be used on American citizens are hollow, evidenced by the fact that the Feinstein amendment to S.1867, amendment number 1126, which, according to the official Senate Democrats page, was an attempt at “prohibiting military authority to indefinitely detain US citizens” was rejected with a 45-55 vote.
That's right. The amendment which would have protected American citizens from this bill was rejected. Period.
Additionally, just a little reflection reveals the current mind-set of the government and who will be in the crosshairs in the near future. This should send chills up the spind of any American with functioning brain cells:
1) The Department of Defense actually put a question on an examination saying that protests are an act of “low-level terrorism” (which they later deleted after the ACLU sent a letter demanding it be removed).
2) Anti-war activists and websites are deemed worthy of being treated as terrorists and being listed on terrorist watchlists.
3) We likely will never even be told how exactly the government is interpreting S.1867.
In the case of the PATRIOT Act (which is overwhelmingly used in cases that are unrelated to terrorism in every way), there is in fact a secret interpretation of the PATRIOT Act, as revealed by Senator Ron Wyden back in May.
[Section] 1031, the statement of authority to detain does apply to American citizens, and it designates the world as the battlefield including the homeland.”
And as usual, the MSM has received their marching orders and is in lockstep with the government:
The fact that the establishment media continues to peddle the blatant lie that is the claim that S.1867 will not be used on American citizens is beyond me.
The fact that the corporate-controlled establishment media is barely covering this – if at all – is just another piece amongst the mountains of evidence showing that they are complicit in the criminal conspiracy that is dominating our government.
As evidenced by the case of Anwar al-Awlaki, no trial is needed for our illegitimate government to assassinate an American citizen.
We can only assume that it is just a matter of time until American citizens are declared to be supporting al Qaeda and killed on American soil without so much as a single court hearing.
“Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., repeatedly pointed out that the June 2004 Supreme Court decision in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld said U.S. citizens can be detained indefinitely.”
ACLU Christopher Anders who said, “Since the bill puts military detention authority on steroids and makes it permanent, American citizens and others are at greater risk of being locked away by the military without charge.
They are turning the United States into such a hellish police state that the world’s most infamous dictators would be green with envy.
These Senators are not only defying their oath of office in waging war on the Constitution, they are also fighting to destroy the most critical rights we have in this country and in doing so are desecrating everything that our forefathers gave up their lives for.
Instead of British troops patrolling the streets in their red coats, it will be American soldiers who have the authority to detain you forever without a shred of evidence if they decide you’re a terrorist or supporting any organization affiliated with al Qaeda.
How they define that is anyone’s guess, but given that the entire interpretation of the PATRIOT Act is regarded as a state secret, we can assume that we will never even get to know.
You see, that is the crux of the matter. "They" (aka "the government") get to determine who is a terrorist threat using any definitions that they choose.
How hard is it to envision a future scenario in which Christians are considered as a "terrorist threat" based on biblical beliefs?
Wouldn't refusal to take the "Mark of the Beast" be considered as a "terrorist act" in the Tribulation era? Absolutely.
Is that really a stretch?
Moreover, the fact that no charges or trial are needed under S.1867, the government needs no proof of supporting, planning, or committing terrorism whatsoever.
Since no evidence will ever be presented given that no trial or charges will ever be filed, they need not worry about that pesky thing called habeus corpus or anything resembling evidence of any kind.
All they need to do is declare that you’re an enemy combatant and suddenly you’re eligible to be snatched up by military thugs and locked away never to see the light of day again.
As far as I have seen, there are no detailed requirements set forth in the bill which have to be met before the military can indefinitely detain, and torture (or conduct “enhanced interrogation” if you’d prefer the government’s semantic work-around), Americans and people around the world.
What is stopping them from manufacturing any flimsy piece of evidence they can point to, even though they never actually have to present it or have it questioned in a court of law, in order to round up American dissidents?
You see, that's the key. Since there is no formal court hearing - no "public" declaration of these arrests etc - people will simply...Disappear. No courts, no lawyers, no hearings, no public information. Just as in any good communist regime - people will vanish, never to be seen again. End of story.
The U.S. government now has all power over individuals. Period.
The grim answer to these disturbing questions is: nothing. I regret having to say such a disheartening thing about the United States of America, a country I once thought was the freest nation in the world, but it is true.
I must emphasize once again that our government considers even ideology and protest to be a low level act of terrorism, so if you’re anti-war, pro-peace, pro-human rights, pro-justice, anti-corruption, or even worse, if you’re like me and expose the criminal government in Washington that supports terrorism while criminalizing American citizens, you very well might be labeled a terrorist.
I do not hesitate in saying that what our so-called representatives have done is an act of treason that represents the single most dangerous move ever made by our government.
Every single square inch of the United States is now a war zone and you or I could easily be declared soldiers on the wrong side of the war and treated as such.
No proof, no charges, and no trial are required.
America: Preparing for the Tribulation. And doing a great job with that.