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Bill Of Rights Is No More

Bill Of Rights Is No More By Chuck Baldwin January 5, 2012 While most Americans were celebrating the holidays, President Barack Obama quietly signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the "Indefinite Detention Act," into law. Obama had initially said he would veto the bill which contains the draconian language authorizing the US military to seize and incarcerate US citizens without warrant, due process, trial, etc. Of course, Obama quickly changed his mind after the bill passed both houses of Congress.
When signing the NDAA into law, Obama issued a signing statement that in essence said, "I have the power to detain Americans... but I won't." See this report:
Americans should realize that, coupled with the Patriot Act, the NDAA, for all intents and purposes, completely nullifies a good portion of the Bill of Rights, turns the United States into a war zone, and places US citizens under military rule. And what is even more astonishing is the manner in which the national press corps, and even the so-called "conservative" talking heads, have either completely ignored it, or have actually defended it. The likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, et al., should be ashamed of themselves!
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Comment by Alan Neuman
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Americans should realize that the "civil" war never ended. A cease fire has been in effect, but the war has never officially ended. According to the Lieber code, we are, have been, and possibly will continue to be, under a state of military rule. This is further evidenced by the Reconstruction acts of the 1870's installing private military tribunals instead of public courts of justice, The Trading With the Enemies Act of 1913 further shows that Americans are labeled as enemy combatants. It just goes on and on from there.


Comment by Sue Riley
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Is the Defense Authorization Act of 2012) More Threatening to Americans than Hitler's (1933 DISCRIMINATORY LAWS) That Suspended Provisions In the Reich Constitution That Protected German Citizens' Civil liberties?

Compare: Hitler's 1933 DISCRIMINATORY Decrees stated time limits that German Citizens could be incarcerated for e.g., Serious Disturbance of the Peace, Provoking Public Unrest, Rioting; Acts that threatened National Security; note that Senators Carl Levin and John McCain’s passed National Defense Authorization Act—mandates holding Americans’ (Indefinitely) in Military Custody, even for being a mere “Belligerent.” Some observers believe NDAA included the vague term “Belligerent” in the manner it did, so U.S. Government would have authority granted by Congress to Indefinitely Detain large numbers of Americans not involved in terrorism. U.S. Government can now arbitrarily deem anyone a “Belligerent.” Compare below The NAZI Government 1933 Decrees with Senators Carl Levin and John McCain’s National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

Under the passed National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, could some Americans be (Retroactively) subject to Indefinite U.S. Military or Prison Detention without charges or right to an attorney or trial? Consider that most American activists don’t know what other activists and groups they networked or associated with have done in the past—perhaps illegal. Alarmingly both the National Authorization Act of 2012 and USA Patriot Act are broadly vague—what constitutes (1) a terrorist act, (2) supporting or aiding terrorists; (3) when someone is a “Combatant” or (4) “a Belligerent.” For example, Americans advocating, attending or supporting a meeting or protest demonstration against a U.S. Government Agency; Policy or U.S. Military Action—could be charged with (1) (2) (3) and (4) under NDAA and the Patriot Act.

History Repeats Itself: When other countries passed Police State Laws like The Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Citizens increasingly abstained from politically speaking out; visiting activist websites or writing comments that might be deemed inappropriate by the Police State Government, e.g. cause someone to lose their job; be investigated; disappeared, and or detained in Police/Military Custody. Some writers might be dead-meat under NDAA. It appears that “Americans” who write on the Internet or verbally express an opinion against any entity of U.S. Government or its coalition partners—may under the Patriot Act or The Defense Authorization Act—be deemed by U.S. Government (someone likely to engage in, support or provoke violent acts or threaten National Securityto order an American writer’s indefinite military or prison detention.

Is The Defense Authorization Act Retroactive? Can U.S. Government invoke provisions of passed NDAA or the Patriot Act to assert a U.S. Citizen’s past writings (protected by the 1st Amendment) have in the past supported or aided terrorists; provoked combatants or belligerents as a premise to order an author’s Indefinite Detention? The Defense Authorization Act of 2012 did more than Chill Free Speech—it may FREEZE IT!

It should be expected that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings when interrogated or allowed legal counsel; will also be prosecuted for non-terrorist (ordinary crimes) because of their (alleged admissions) while held in Indefinite Detention. Compare below: Hitler’s Laws that might appear mild when set side by side with the National Authorization Act of 2012 and USA Patriot Act.

1933. ROBL. I 83.                                                                                                                                   GERMANY Preliminary Compilation of Selected Laws, Decrees, and Regulations:  



Note: Based on translations by State Department, National Socialism, 1942 PP. 215-17, and Pollak, J.K., and Heneman, H.J., The Hitler Decrees, (1934), pp. 10-11.7

In virtue of Section 48 (2) of the German Constitution, the following is decreed as a defensive measure against Communist acts of Violence, endangering the state:

Section 1

Sections 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124, and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. Thus, restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press, on the right of assembly and the right of association, and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications, and warrants for house-searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

Section 2

If in a state the measures necessary for the restoration of public security and order are not taken, the Reich Government may temporarily take over the powers of the highest state authority.

Section 4

Whoever provokes, or appeals for or incites to the disobedience of the orders given out by the supreme state authorities or the authorities subject to then for the execution of this decree, or the orders given by the Reich Government according to Section 2, is punishable—insofar as the deed, is not covered by the decree with more severe punishment and with imprisonment of not less that one month, or with a fine from 150 up to 15,000 Reich marks.

Who ever endangers human life by violating Section 1, is to be punished by sentence to a penitentiary, under mitigating circumstances with imprisonment of not less than six months and, when violation causes the death of a person, with death, under mitigating circumstances with a penitentiary sentence of not less that two years. In addition the sentence my include confiscation of property.

Whoever provokes an inciter to or act contrary to public welfare is to be punished with a penitentiary sentence, under mitigating circumstances, with imprisonment of not less than three months.

Section 5

The crimes which under the Criminal Code are punishable with penitentiary for life are to be punished with death: i.e., in Sections 81 (high treason), 229 (poisoning), 306 (arson), 311 (explosion), 312 (floods), 315, paragraph 2 (damage to railroad properties, 324 (general poisoning).

Insofar as a more severe punishment has not been previously provided for, the following are punishable with death or with life imprisonment or with imprisonment not to exceed 15 years:

1.            Anyone who undertakes to kill the Reich President or a member or a commissioner of the Reich Government or of a state government, or provokes to such a killing, or agrees to commit it, or accepts such an offer, or conspires with another for such a murder;

2.            Anyone who under Section 115 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious rioting) or of Section 125 (2) of the Criminal Code (serious disturbance of the peace) commits the act with arms or cooperates consciously and intentionally with an armed person;

3.            Anyone who commits a kidnapping under Section 239 of the Criminal with the intention of making use of the kidnapped person as a hostage in the political struggle.

Section 6

This decree enters in force on the day of its promulgation.

Reich President                                                                                                 Reich Chancellor                                                                                                     Reich Minister of the Interior                                                                                   Reich Minister of Justice


Comment by AZ Ranger
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 They are all traitors to the Constitution, and will be dealt with accordingly when the time comes! Won't be long now anyhow, because DHS has its Domestic Terrorist Meeting on the 9th! Once their battleplan is complete, they will make their move, and the shootin match begins!

Good Luck taking on 20 Million Gun owners....BITCHES!


Comment by Don Duncan
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stupid Amerkin: I disagree with Cicero. "A nation can survive its fools...". Not if a majority of the nation foolishly force a government on everyone. The fools claim: "We know the government may violate the rights of an individual, but it's in the common interest." The "common interest" is the sum total of all the individual interests. If you violate the individual you violate everyone, in principle, i.e., you violate the common interest. And... "...the baseness that lies deep in the heart of all men." This so-called baseness is self interest. It is necessary for survival. And it is the motive power called ambition. When freed by a shared commitment to individual rights, prosperity and peace are the result. When seen working in the market place we call it Capitalism. It is no mystical miracle, just mankind working voluntarily together, free from the brute force known as government.

Comment by Don Duncan
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Tyler: Who will arrest the arresters, i.e., who will protect us from our protectors? By recognizing the authority of an elite to a monopoly on justice we have laid the groundwork for our own destruction. The elite (rulers) carry the power of the many (ruled) and use it against them. No one person or group can physically defeat them. Their downfall must be achieved by simply refusing to support our destroyers, i.e., government. Not just this government but the concept of government must be rejected.

Comment by Don Duncan
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I suggest a better title for this article: Bill Of Rights That Never Was. The Constitution was a counter Revolution document which legalized the violation of rights. The BOR was tacked on as a political maneuver to get ratification. This should have been obvious when the "No Taxation Without Representation" revolution was betrayed by the first Constitutional president (not the first president), Washington who used federal troops to put down a grass roots tax protest called the Whiskey Rebellion. A war had just been fought because of just such kinds of taxation. We won the war and still lost our freedom, just as all revolutions past and present. Why? Because we failed to identify the necessary condition for freedom: individual sovereignty. We tried to protect individual rights by creating a sovereign elite, i.e., an elite with a monopoly on violence and morality. The elite were granted authority to decide what rules we lived by, and judge their performance. They, divided into three branches, were their own "check and balance". The only exception was the jury system handed down from English law. Now that has been nullified by ignorance and corrupt judges.

Comment by stupid Amerkin
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Seems to me that most of the senate and CONgress should be arrested and tried for conspiracy to commit treason, but it's still business as usual because....

  “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Welcome to the New World Order from Amerkia. It's only a matter of time before they come to take all of us away who stand for real truth and justice.

Comment by Tyger
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The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the supreme laws of the USA. ANY law that contradicts them is invalid. NO law can invalidate them, except a properly enacted Amendment to the Constitution. Consequently, the Patriot Act and the NDAA are effectively invalid and legally unenforcable, so they cannot nullify any portion of the Bill of Rights. Those who would try to enforce the Patriot Act or the NDAA are acting illegally and should be considered criminals, and should be arrested and jailed.