And still people don’t see that government is trying to control their lives *smh*


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We’ve been trying to keep you aware of what has been taking place with the talks concerning the 2013 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We’ve covered the Feinstein amendment, which effectively did nothing, except to empower Congress to authorize the military at their whim to violate people’s 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment rights. But now the talks are all done and the legislation is headed for Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law soon, just as it was nearly one year ago today, including provision to use the military to indefinitely detain US citizens.


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Jay Sekulow appeared on Fox News speaking about Senator Leahy’s threat directed at Chief Justice Roberts. The Senator demanded that Chief Justice Roberts vote to uphold ObamaCare or tarnish his record. This is considered a warning shot to the Justices deciding the Healthcare law. President Obama and his allies in Congress have stepped outside precedent, sending threatening signals to the Judiciary.


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The court ruled that people arrested for any offense, however minor, may be forced to strip before being jailed even if there is no suspicion of contraband.


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Law enforcement tracking of cellphones is a convenient surveillance tool in many situations, but it is unclear if using such technology without a warrant violates the Constitution.


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As chief legal officers of the states and commonwealths, attorneys general are the last line of defense against an increasingly overreaching federal government.  Attorneys general have a duty to uphold the laws of their respective states and uphold the U.S. and state constitutions.

One of the ways in which attorneys general protect the integrity of state laws and constitutions is by carefully reviewing the actions of the federal government and responding when they break the law or overstep the bounds of the Constitution.

Federalism is the division of authority between the federal and state governments that the Founding Fathers created to provide a check on federal power so that the federal government would not become destructive of the very liberty it was instituted to protect.

While some naïvely argue that the Constitution should “evolve” due to the fact that our Founders could not have foreseen the issues faced by our country today, they forget that the Founders faced tyranny firsthand and understood it well.  This led to the creation of a Constitution that relies on limited government, precisely to protect our citizens from today’s unprecedented overstepping of the “division of authority.”


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Today’s the day. The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments as to the constitutionality of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Note that phrase: “Various provisions.” The Supreme Court is not looking at the act as a whole. Rather, it’s considering four separate questions related to separate parts of the law.


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But “this is more than just a data center,” says one senior intelligence official who until recently was involved with the program. The mammoth Bluffdale center will have another important and far more secret role that until now has gone unrevealed. It is also critical, he says, for breaking codes. And code-breaking is crucial, because much of the data that the center will handle—financial information, stock transactions, business deals, foreign military and diplomatic secrets, legal documents, confidential personal communications—will be heavily encrypted. According to another top official also involved with the program, the NSA made an enormous breakthrough several years ago in its ability to cryptanalyze, or break, unfathomably complex encryption systems employed by not only governments around the world but also many average computer users in the US. The upshot, according to this official: “Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.”


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He did it when he knew we wouldn’t be looking. At a time when the rest of us could be counted on to be immersed in our party preparations last New Year’s Eve, our president surreptitiously signed into law NDAA, a move that the leaders of every budding dictatorship would consider essential.

To put it plainly, the National Defense Authorization Act — an innocuous enough title, like all such sleepers — authorizes the arrest, imprisonment, and killing of anyone, even a U.S. citizen, if the president wants him or her dead. And by U.S. troops, of which our president is the commander in chief.

No way! you’ll probably protest. This is America. Stuff like that goes on only in the dictatorships of the world, the regimes that we hate and try to overthrow. One of the reasons President George W. Bush sent our boys to die in Iraq.

Well, it’s time we faced up. The NDAA is now the law of our land. Depending on the decision, or even the whim, of President Obama or any of his successors, you or any member of your family can now be indefinitely imprisoned or assassinated by U.S. government agents, with no indictment, no trial, no lawyer, no habeas corpus. Have we hereby, at the stroke of a pen, taken an alarming step in descent toward the arbitrary lawlessness of our worst enemies? Do the poor foreign suckers apparently entrapped forever in the Guantanamo Bay sinkhole foretell what’s in store for citizens like us?

Obama boasts that he taught constitutional law for 10 years at a major American university. It’s true, he did. Which makes it all the more difficult to understand his single-handed revocation of the Constitution’s Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth amendments.

All he need do now to invoke this absolute royal power of life or death over any one of us is declare (allege, really) that his target has “substantially supported” forces that are in any way “associated” with enemies of the United States. All these key terms need be defined only by the president, even if he turns out to be a befuddled and cruel dyslexic like George W. Bush.

Translation: If your college-age son or daughter carries a provocative sign in a demonstration supporting some left-leaning cause and if the president feels like it, under terms of NDAA, federal troops will be called in for the pounce.


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The 2012 NDAA deemed the United States a “battlefield,” as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, and gave the president and his agents the right to seize and arrest any U.S. citizen, detain them indefinitely without charge or trial, and do so only on suspicion, without any judicial oversight or due process. The new Executive Order states that the president and his secretaries have the authority to commandeer all U.S. domestic resources, including food and water, as well as seize all energy and transportation infrastructure inside the borders of the United States. The Government can also forcibly draft U.S. citizens into the military and force U.S. citizens to fulfill “labor requirements” for the purposes of “national defense.” There is not even any Congressional oversight allowed, only briefings.

In the NDAA, only the president had the authority to abrogate legitimate freedoms of U.S. citizens. What is extraordinary in the new Executive Order is that this supreme power is designated through the president to the secretaries that run the Government itself:

• The Secretary of Defense has power over all water resources;
• The Secretary of Commerce has power over all material services and facilities, including construction materials;
• The Secretary of Transportation has power over all forms of civilian transportation;
• The Secretary of Agriculture has power over food resources and facilities, livestock plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment;
• The Secretary of Health and Human Services has power over all health resources;
• The Secretary of Energy has power over all forms of energy.


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