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NDAA Legalizes Slavery

The hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

John Brown
Diehard American Abolitionist John Brown was a terror toward those who believed in slavery in the United States in the mid-1800's, is there a person of his status and character today?

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - New laws in the U.S. mean citizens can be kidnapped from their home or on the street by some agency of the government, imprisoned and prevented from having a hearing or trial, without the opportunity to see or hear evidence or to rebut it, and there is no time limit on this imprisonment.

How can this not be considered slavery? Is not that exactly what black Africans faced in earlier centuries--indefinite detention without time limit?

The wording of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, says, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." (Like Guantanamo?)

Consider the irony that the first black president in US history has just signed this moral and legal atrocity into law! He not only signed, but insisted upon including the indefinite detention of American citizens (in principle) within this bill. He is supposed to be a Constitutional lawyer in earlier days. Why, then did this happen, going even beyond the monstrosities of the Bush/Cheney administration.

I think the reasons can be found in reading an astonishing recent book by theologian James Douglass called "JFK and the Unspeakable," concerning the reasons for the JFK murder and also to a significant extent, the WHO and the HOW. There is much new information here, not forensics, but the broad and deep political conspiracy that was involved, along with preliminary evidence that Oswald, far from being "the lone assassin," was probably trying to warn JFK in the last few days.

This new act of sabotage against the Constitution, together with an series of executive orders that permits absolute control over roads, water transit, fuel, food, power supplies, and communication now sets the stage for martial law in the United States. For years, people have said, "It can't happen here." Well, folks, it just DID, over the Christmas to New Year's holiday season!

The hypocrisy is mind-boggling. After taking an oath to "protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic," Congress and the president have just betrayed that oath, except those brave few who refused to go along with the plan. There is a word that describes the behavior that declares war on the Constitution, but I will leave that to your fertile imaginations.

This behavior echoes what took place in 1933 Germany, and since this is not a place or time for a treatise on the subject, I will refer to the Wikipedia version of that period under the topic "1933 German Enabling Act."

"The Enabling Act was passed and signed by President Paul von Hinderburg on 23 March 1933. It was the second major step, after the Reichstag Fire Decree, through which Chancellor Adolf Hitler legally obtained plenary powers and established his dictatorship. It received its name from its legal status and an enabling act granting the cabinet the authority to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag." (Paraliament).


After being appointed Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, Hitler asked President von Hinderburg to dissolve the Reichstag. A general elelction was scheduled for March 5, 1933. The burning of the Reichstag six days before the election depicted by the Nazis as the beginning of a communist revolution, resulted in the Reichstag Fire Decree, which (among other things) suspended civil liberties and habeas corpus rights... The Nazis devised the Enabling act to gain complete political power without the need of the support of a majority in the Reichstag and without the need to bargain with their coalition partners.

The Enabling Act allowed the Cabinet to enact legislation, including laws deviating from or altering the Constitution, without consent of the Reichstag...

Due to the great care that Hitler took to give his dictatorship an appearance of legality, the Enabling Act was renewed twice, in 1937 and 1941. In 1942, the Reichstag passed a law giving Hitler the power of life and death over every citizen, effectively extending the provisions of the Enabling act for the duration of the war."

It seems that there is a parallel here. Reichstag Fire = 9/11 attack by a gang of conspirators which the entire combined forces of the United States Military was unable to prevent (Much more can be said about this--but not here.)

Reichstag Fire Decree = PATRIOT Act.

Enabling Act = NDAA with authoritarian control.

Whose agenda? What objective?

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Brandt Hardin January 4, 2012 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

The NDAA only goes to further stifle our Constitutional Rights without the approval of the Americans, just as the Patriot Act was adopted WITHOUT public approval or vote just weeks after the events of 9/11. A mere 3 criminal charges of terrorism a year are attributed to this act, which is mainly used for no-knock raids leading to drug-related arrests without proper cause for search and seizure. The laws are simply a means to spy on our own citizens and to detain and torture dissidents without trial or a right to council. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artist’s blog at

John Klein January 4, 2012 11:25 am (Pacific time)

There’s still a chance to fix this! You can help eliminate indefinite detention and restore due process for US citizens by contacting your representatives and urging them to support the bill H.R.3676. H.R.3676 is a one page bill that in clear, unambiguous language amends the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to specifically state that United States citizens may not be detained against their will without all the rights of due process afforded to citizens in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution of the United States.

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