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R.I.P. United States Bill Of Rights

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s a terrible thing to fear your government. For the past 65 years, we’ve deluded ourselves into thinking that our government is a benign entity which only has the best interests of its citizens at heart. After all, our government is all about freedom, civil liberties, justice, and constitutional rights… right?

Axis Of TREASON

We’ve turned a blind eye to Washington’s increasing isolation from the rest of the governed. We’ve ignored Congresses that have enacted laws from which those very members were exempt.

We’ve immersed ourselves in mindless games and Hollywood drivel while presidents have signed executive order after executive order, consolidating power within centralized bureaucracies in ways our forefathers never imagined.

And when our judicial branch issues verdicts and rulings so out of the mainstream of society and against the Constitution, we simply shrug our shoulders and cluck disapprovingly to ourselves. After all, what can we do?

That complacency has created a monster that has come back around, reared its ugly head, and has bitten us on our collective rear ends.

On December 31st, 2011, President Barack Obama “reluctantly” signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act into law.

He said in the signing statement (that has no legal validity, but is just a statement of intent) that although the Act does give him the authority to detain American citizens indefinitely, without charge, his administration “will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens.”

In essence, the Bill of Rights died on December 31st, 2011, and no one mourned its passing. The American citizenry, as a whole, are acting like dumb sheep, not even so much as bleating as we’re led away to the slaughter.

Benjamin Franklin, responding to a woman who asked him what type government the Framers had devised, said, “A Republic, madam, if you are able to keep it.”

I guess we weren’t smart enough to hold onto the best civil government devised by man. The American people might as well get their Gitmo gear together because it’s going to be a long train ride to Guantanamo Bay, especially if you’re for limited government, limited taxation, believe in the Constitution, are an abortion opponent, a Christian, a Ron Paul supporter, or even a returning war veteran. After all, aren’t those the people that Homeland Security has identified as terrorist threats instead of the actual perpetrators of terrorism?

Suddenly those FEMA detention camps don’t seem like such an off-the-wall theory, do they? The events after Hurricane Katrina, where law enforcement confiscated legally held weapons from homeowners and instituted martial law, seems more of a roadmap of things to come than an aberration, doesn’t it?

For months now we’ve been being trained to respond obediently to any unconstitutional act by Big Brother through the auspices of the TSA as they expand their iron fist past airport security to actual traffic stops on state highways.

Your state governments are inviting this federal thuggery in, and we the citizens sit with hands folded, unwilling to believe what is right before our eyes.

 

ACLU, Speaking Out Against SB 1867….. But For Whom?

January 2, 2012 Leave a comment

[I’m pleased the ACLU is speaking out about this, but we all know the reason they’re doing it and it sure isn’t to spare law-abiding American Citizens from being unlawfully detained.  It’s to spare their terrorist “customers” from being detained.]

 

In a scathing statement, the head of the ACLU, and other leading civil liberties and human rights groups who were among President Obama’s most ardent campaign supporters said the President’s decision to sign a sprawling defense bill including controversial detainee provisions would tarnish his legacy.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/02/aclu-others-slam-obama-for-signing-defense-bill-that-includes-detainee/#ixzz1iMg2MuSi

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Martial Law: The Fix Is In SB 1867

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2011 by naturalborncitizen

The new Martial Law Bill which affirms the detention of American citizens indefinitely without due process of law passed the Senate 93-7.

Habeas corpus just got knifed in full daylight, left to bleed in the cracks of the Capitol commingling with the blood of patriots who died for this country.  The blood drawn like butter by Senate vampires drooling and gurgling with delight, appetites satiated… for now.  Their ecstasy whisps through depraved neurons as their spit foams upon the very name of freedom.

And while there are hints Obama may veto it, my opinion is that the bill has been set up with the sole purpose of having him do just that…(Con’t)

READ THE ARTICLE HERE: Martial Law: The Fix Is In

 

COMPLETE Listing Of Senators Who Voted On The Detention Bill (SB 1867)

December 3, 2011 6 comments

This list is going into the “2012 Elections” section.

[TWG EDIT – DECEMBER 5, 2011    I’ve updated the entire list. 

Here’s the text to Feinstein’s feeble attempt at tossing red herring..aka SA 1456.

SA 1456. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. Levin and Mr. Durbin) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 1867, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; as follows:
   On p. 360, between lines 21 and 22, insert the following:

   (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities, relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.

 

You see, if you are a LAW ABIDING citizen, this won’t apply to you. Sounds warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it?

To quote Ayn Rand:

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

 

They will destroy us with our own laws if we allow them to.

Don’t forget…….

Everything Hitler did was legal, too.

 

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While I detest my own Senator, I will write a note, letting him know that his vote AGAINST this bill has not gone unnoticed.

I will, begrudgingly,  Thank him for that vote.

But I will still fight his re-election.

I strongly encourage each and every one of you to identify how your own Senator voted on this, and write a quick note to let them know your feedback.

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UPDATED LIST AS OF DECEMBER 5, 2011   @1710

 DEMOCRATS

Akaka, Daniel [D-HI]  YES
Baucus, Max [D-MT]  YES
Begich, Mark [D-AK]  YES
Bennet, Michael [D-CO]  YES
Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM]  YES
Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]  YES
Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]  YES
Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]  YES
Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]  YES
Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]  YES
Carper, Thomas [D-DE]  YES
Casey, Robert [D=PA]  YES
Conrad, Kent [D-ND]  YES
Coons, Chris [D-DE]  YES
Durbin, Richard [D-IL]  YES
Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]  YES
Franken, Al [D-MN]  YES
Gillibrand, Kirsten [D-NY]  YES
Hagan, Kay [D-NC]  YES
Harkin, Thomas [D-IA]  YES
Inouye, Daniel [D-HI]  YES
Johnson, Tim [D-SD]  YES
Kerry, John [D-MA]  YES
Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]  YES
Kohl, Herbert [D-WI]  YES  
Landrieu, Mary [D-LA]  YES
Lautenberg, Frank [D-NJ]  YES
Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]  YES
Levin, Carl [D-MI]  YES
Manchin, Joe [D-WV]  YES
McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]  YES
Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]  YES
Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]  NO
Mikulski, Barbara [D-MD]  YES
Murray, Patty [D-WA]  YES
Nelson, Ben [D-NE]  YES
Nelson, Bill [D-FL]  YES
Pryor, Mark [D-AR]  YES
Reed, John [D-RI]  YES
Reid, Harry [D-NV]  YES
Rockefeller, John [D-WV]  YES
Schumer, Charles [D-NY]  YES
Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]  YES
Stabenow, Debbie Ann [D-MI]  YES
Tester, Jon [D-MT]  YES
Udall, Mark [D-CO]  YES
Udall, Tom [D-NM]  YES
Warner, Mark [D-VA]  YES
Webb, Jim [D-VA]  YES
Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]  YES
Wyden, Ron [D-OR]  NO 

INDEPENDENTS
Lieberman, Joseph [I-CT]  YES
Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]  NO

REPUBLICANS
Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]  YES
Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]  YES
Barrasso, John [R-WY]  YES
Blunt, Roy [R-MO]  YES
Boozman, John [R-AR]  YES
Brown, Scott [R-MA]  YES
Burr, Richard [R-NC]  YES
Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA]  YES
Coats, Daniel [R-IN]  YES
Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]  NO
Cochran, Thad [R-MS]  YES
Collins, Susan [R-ME]  YES
Corker, Bob [R-TN]  YES
Cornyn, John [R-TX]  YES
Crapo, Michael [R-ID]  YES
DeMint, Jim [R-SC]  YES
Enzi, Michael [R-WY]  YES
Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]  YES
Grassley, Charles [R-IA]  YES
Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]  YES
Heller, Dean [R-NV]  YES
Hoeven, John [R-ND]  YES
Hutchison, Kay [R-TX]  YES
Inhofe, James [R-OK]  YES
Isakson, John [R-GA]  YES
Johanns, Mike [R-NE]  YES
Johnson, Ron [R-WI]  YES
Kirk, Mark [R-IL]  YES
Kyl, Jon [R-AZ]  YES
Lee, Mike [R-UT]  NO
Lugar, Richard [R-IN]  YES
McCain, John [R-AZ]  YES
McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]  YES
Moran, Jerry [R-KS]  YES
Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]  YES
Paul, Rand [R-KY]  NO
Portman, Robert [R-OH]  YES
Risch, James [R-ID]  YES
Roberts, Pat [R-KS]  YES
Rubio, Marco [R-FL]  YES
Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]  YES
Shelby, Richard [R-AL]  YES
Snowe, Olympia [R-ME]  YES
Thune, John [R-SD]  YES
Toomey, Patrick [R-PA]  YES
Vitter, David [R-LA]  YES
Wicker, Roger [R-MS]  YES

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This is from GovTrak.Org

TEXT OF SB 1867 AS PASSED

Vote Details

Cartogram

Standard Projection

Horizontal bars indicate the two senators from a state voted differently.

Cartograms give an equal area in an image to an equal number of votes by distorting the image. Senate vote cartograms are shown with each state stretched or shrunk so that the states each take up an equal area because each state has two votes. For House votes, it is each congressional district which is stretched or shrunk.

Vote

State

Representative

Alabama
Yea AL Sessions, Jefferson [R]
Yea AL Shelby, Richard [R]
Alaska
Yea AK Begich, Mark [D]
Yea AK Murkowski, Lisa [R]
Arizona
Yea AZ Kyl, Jon [R]
Yea AZ McCain, John [R]
Arkansas
Yea AR Boozman, John [R]
Yea AR Pryor, Mark [D]
California
Yea CA Boxer, Barbara [D]
Yea CA Feinstein, Dianne [D]
Colorado
Yea CO Bennet, Michael [D]
Yea CO Udall, Mark [D]
Connecticut
Yea CT Blumenthal, Richard [D]
Yea CT Lieberman, Joseph [I]
Delaware
Yea DE Carper, Thomas [D]
Yea DE Coons, Chris [D]
Florida
Yea FL Nelson, Bill [D]
Yea FL Rubio, Marco [R]
Georgia
Yea GA Chambliss, Saxby [R]
Yea GA Isakson, John [R]
Hawaii
Yea HI Akaka, Daniel [D]
Yea HI Inouye, Daniel [D]
Idaho
Yea ID Crapo, Michael [R]
Yea ID Risch, James [R]
Illinois
Yea IL Durbin, Richard [D]
Yea IL Kirk, Mark [R]
Indiana
Yea IN Coats, Daniel [R]
Yea IN Lugar, Richard [R]
Iowa
Yea IA Grassley, Charles [R]
Nay IA Harkin, Thomas [D]
Kansas
Yea KS Moran, Jerry [R]
Yea KS Roberts, Pat [R]
Kentucky
Yea KY McConnell, Mitch [R]
Nay KY Paul, Rand [R]
Louisiana
Yea LA Landrieu, Mary [D]
Yea LA Vitter, David [R]
Maine
Yea ME Collins, Susan [R]
Yea ME Snowe, Olympia [R]
Maryland
Yea MD Cardin, Benjamin [D]
Yea MD Mikulski, Barbara [D]
Massachusetts
Yea MA Brown, Scott [R]
Yea MA Kerry, John [D]
Michigan
Yea MI Levin, Carl [D]
Yea MI Stabenow, Debbie Ann [D]
Minnesota
Yea MN Franken, Al [D]
Yea MN Klobuchar, Amy [D]
Mississippi
Yea MS Cochran, Thad [R]
Yea MS Wicker, Roger [R]
Missouri
Yea MO Blunt, Roy [R]
Yea MO McCaskill, Claire [D]
Montana
Yea MT Baucus, Max [D]
Yea MT Tester, Jon [D]
Nebraska
Yea NE Johanns, Mike [R]
Yea NE Nelson, Ben [D]
Nevada
Yea NV Heller, Dean [R]
Yea NV Reid, Harry [D]
New Hampshire
Yea NH Ayotte, Kelly [R]
Yea NH Shaheen, Jeanne [D]
New Jersey
Yea NJ Lautenberg, Frank [D]
Yea NJ Menendez, Robert [D]
New Mexico
Yea NM Bingaman, Jeff [D]
Yea NM Udall, Tom [D]
New York
Yea NY Gillibrand, Kirsten [D]
Yea NY Schumer, Charles [D]
North Carolina
Yea NC Burr, Richard [R]
Yea NC Hagan, Kay [D]
North Dakota
Yea ND Conrad, Kent [D]
Yea ND Hoeven, John [R]
Ohio
Yea OH Brown, Sherrod [D]
Yea OH Portman, Robert [R]
Oklahoma
Nay OK Coburn, Thomas [R]
Yea OK Inhofe, James [R]
Oregon
Nay OR Merkley, Jeff [D]
Nay OR Wyden, Ron [D]
Pennsylvania
Yea PA Casey, Robert [D]
Yea PA Toomey, Patrick [R]
Rhode Island
Yea RI Reed, John [D]
Yea RI Whitehouse, Sheldon [D]
South Carolina
Yea SC DeMint, Jim [R]
Yea SC Graham, Lindsey [R]
South Dakota
Yea SD Johnson, Tim [D]
Yea SD Thune, John [R]
Tennessee
Yea TN Alexander, Lamar [R]
Yea TN Corker, Bob [R]
Texas
Yea TX Cornyn, John [R]
Yea TX Hutchison, Kay [R]
Utah
Yea UT Hatch, Orrin [R]
Nay UT Lee, Mike [R]
Vermont
Yea VT Leahy, Patrick [D]
Nay VT Sanders, Bernard [I]
Virginia
Yea VA Warner, Mark [D]
Yea VA Webb, Jim [D]
Washington
Yea WA Cantwell, Maria [D]
Yea WA Murray, Patty [D]
West Virginia
Yea WV Manchin, Joe [D]
Yea WV Rockefeller, John [D]
Wisconsin
Yea WI Johnson, Ron [R]
Yea WI Kohl, Herbert [D]
Wyoming
Yea WY Barrasso, John [R]
Yea WY Enzi, Michael [R]
 
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