Thursday, January 5, 2012

TYRANNY ALERT: Obama Administration Demanded Power To Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens

Since the signing under the cover of New Year's Eve by Barack Obama of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 ("NDAA"), the internet has been bombarded with rhetoric blaming Republicans for this legislation.

It is almost as if NDAA was shoved down Obama, the dictator’s throat much like shoved Obamacare was shoved down the throats of Americans by Progressives.

I say we set the record straight.  NDAA belongs to the Progressive establishment on both the left AND the right, i.e., Democrats AND Republicans among others.   Moreover, Comrade Obama has been waiting for the passage of this legislation for more than a year.

White House removed language that would have protected Americans from Section 1031 of NDAA

“Despite reports that Obama is planning to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, Senator Carl Levin has revealed it was the administration itself that lobbied to remove language from the bill that would have protected American citizens from being detained indefinitely without trial....

‘…‘It was the administration that asked us to remove the very language which we had in the bill which passed the committee…we removed it at the request of the administration,’ said Levine, emphasizing, ‘It was the administration which asked us to remove the very language the absence of which is now objected to

…Confusingly, Obama threatened a veto for 1032, but NOT 1031. 1032 is UNRELATED to imprisoning citizens without a trial. Obama has never suggested using a veto to stop Section 1031 citizen imprisonment,’ writes Wood….”


ONLY thirteen senators DID not vote for the NDAA.

Nay ID Crapo, Michael [R]
Nay ID Risch, James [R]
Nay IL Durbin, Richard [D]
Nay IA Harkin, Thomas [D]
Nay KY Paul, Rand [R]
Nay MD Cardin, Benjamin [D]
Nay MN Franken, Al [D]
Nay OK Coburn, Thomas [R]
Nay OR Merkley, Jeff [D]
Nay OR Wyden, Ron [D]
Nay SC DeMint, Jim [R]
Nay UT Lee, Mike [R]
Nay VT Sanders, Bernard [I]

For those STILL in DENIAL, see:  Myth busted: Yes, the NDAA does apply to Americans, and here’s the text that says so

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