Guest Post: Welcome To The United States of Orwell, Part 1: Our One Last Chance to Preserve the Bill of Rights

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Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds

Welcome to the United States of Orwell, Part 1: Our One Last Chance to Preserve the Bill of Rights

This Congress and President Obama have shredded the Bill of Rights. We have one last chance to restore the Founding Fathers' bastion against a rogue Central State: the Bill of Rights.

"Everything that Richard Nixon did to me, for which he faced impeachment and prosecution, which led to his resignation, is now legal under the Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)." Daniel Ellsberg. Can Congress legalize tyranny by passing a law that says it can? Can Congress shred the Bill of Rights by passing a law that says it can? Well, Congress has passed such a law, and President Obama--the most effective Trojan Horse president in American history, a plutocrat dressed as a "progressive"-- rushed to sign it on New Years Eve 2011 when nobody was looking.

This is not a partisan issue, though various flaks and toadies are attempting to make it so. Here is how the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) describes the NDAA: Indefinite Detention, Endless Worldwide War and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

He signed it. We'll fight it. President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. It contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision. The dangerous new law can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield. He signed it. Now, we have to fight it wherever we can and for as long as it takes.

Here is a discussion of the two key sections of the act: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Wikipedia)

The problem that all the congressional supporters of the NDAA don't seem to get is that the difference between a dissenter and a "belligerent" is in the eye of the beholder. This is why the Founding Fathers guaranteed civil liberties against the power of the Central State. Now those guarantees have been overthrown by the pursuit of endless war against an ill-defined threat by a congressional act that no military or law-enforcement agency requested: this is 100% politico-instigated.

We have one last chance to restore at least a part of the Bill of Rights. Some members of Congress awakened from their fund-raising somnambulance and proposed the Due Process Guarantee Act which would restore the Bill of Rights to its proper place in US law.

So do one thing today for the nation and its liberties: contact your representative and senators to press them to support this bill. Ask them which military or law enforcement agencies requested that Congress nullify the Bill of Rights with the NDAA. Advise them to do the correct thing for once in their sordid little careers and vote for the Due Process Guarantee Act.

This page lists other articles about the NDAA and also provides links to find your representative and Senators: It's treason. Call it what it is.

The only presidential candidate who has vowed to axe the NDAA provisions is Ron Paul. If you support any other candidate, ask why they are supporting the gutting of the Bill of Rights under the Orwellian umbrella of GWOT (global war on terror).

In case you have any doubts about where our "leadership" is taking us, please review these Assorted quotes by Fascists or about Fascism.

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Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:58 | 2291247 AgShaman
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Obama is not concerned....he's been given his green light to whisper "sweet nothings" to Medvedev

http://news.yahoo.com/president-obama-asks-medvedev-space-missile-defense-election-101729176--abc-news.html

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:11 | 2291295 Sudden Debt
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Funny if you look at Obumul give his speech at the un about "give peace a chacnce in north korea"...

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:07 | 2291518 Chief KnocAHoma
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When will the President make a comment about this?

http://annoyanidiot.blogspot.com/

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2291326 john39
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anyone really believe the psy-op bs about left on microphones?  I don't really give shit what the object of that little play was, it doesn't matter.  government puppet speaks, you know its a lie.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:40 | 2291339 gangland
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i really dont care about democracy, rights, blah blah blah, why stress, why all the hand wringing, fcuk it,

too much momentum to try to fight it, i dont need the stress nor do i have the energy and wherewithal to fight this monolith alone,

especially when 99% of the population doesnt give a flying fuck, people are still too invested in this,

they feel like they still have too much to lose than to stand up, organize and fight back,

they still think calling congressmen and senators will make a difference,

they still think writing the white house or signing an electronic petition will move things in the right direction

they still think protesting and non-violent resistance is viable

and that somehow their FICO score will still grow,and there is next years black friday to consider

they wont organize and take up arms against the jack boot,

heck that kind of talk scares everyone into inaction and prevarications

i am  tired of being emotionally, mentally and socially ostracized for speaking truth to power, it's too late for any and all of that,

now the waitng is all.....i dont give shit anymore about the constitution or the bill of right or anything, why should i? theyve been dead for decades and no one gave a shit then or now.

If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all. - hamlet act v.ii

 

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:45 | 2291426 brewing
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i couldn't decide if i should give you a up or down arrow, so i don't give a shit either...

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:50 | 2291448 AgShaman
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The truth is not palatable...so yeah, I agree....a peaceful solution is not in the cards we're dealt.

 

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:41 | 2291682 The Alarmist
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That's it! You are all on double-secret probation.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 15:25 | 2292067 AgShaman
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The "smart meters" and appliances in our homes will be reporting back to DHS and Gen. "Betray-Us" at the CIA.

You better not talk bad about the govt. in your home....or you'll be deemed a "Te****ist"

Learn sign language....when your throwing a rant about the govt. towards your wife

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 16:05 | 2292195 XitSam
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In the future TV watches you.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:08 | 2291520 stirners_ghost
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Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

-Funkadelic

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:11 | 2291540 GeneMarchbanks
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+1 for Parliament

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 14:42 | 2291905 W10321303
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I believe that M & P know the odor of a blood sucking vampire zombie...

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:59 | 2291251 Dane Bramage
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So do one thing today for the nation and its liberties: contact your representative and senators to press them to support this bill

 

"Dear congresscritter,  Please legalize the constitution."   Yeah.. I'll get right on that.  :(

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:16 | 2291310 WestVillageIdiot
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All I care about at this point is to bring back the Constitution's intended right to secession.  There is no longer any way to save this monstrosity.  Break it up and let people have a choice of where they want to live.  That is the only way that NYC and DC will ever be stopped from continuing this rapefest. 

Fuck Lincoln.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:23 | 2291343 Chump
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But he freeded da slaaaavveees!!!  You must be raaaaaaaacist!

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 15:16 | 2292038 dolly madison
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Yes, I think all this will eventually end in the states not being united anymore. 

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 18:57 | 2292770 Marc_W
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They are working hard to normalize culture and thought throughout the U.S.  They want to create their harmonious and homogeneous society; in thought at least.

 

In the future the people in Texas won't think any differently than the people in New York or D.C., and so there will be no conflict in the edicts that are issued from those far off cities to be followed in the South, Mid-West, and other regions of the U.S. currently at odds with the political leadership.

 

Socialism requires the elimination of true diversity in a nation.  Diversity of culture and thought.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 20:49 | 2293019 StychoKiller
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Soma is a helluva drug (just say NO!)

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:17 | 2291317 pods
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Perfect DB.  Glad someone else caught the irony!

Congress, which is bound by the constitution (theory) must pass a law to enforce the foundation from which all its allocated powers spring?

Alice?  Hello?  Rabbit hole anyone?

Perfect precedent.  Congress is ABOVE the constitution, for their laws determine which parts of it they enforce.

pods

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:31 | 2291369 JimBowie1958
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You guys are nailing it.

If these abuses of power are never meant to be used, then why not pass S2003 and officially and legally reign in the potential for abuse?

More and more I feel like our government has been taken over by Pod People.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:47 | 2291439 eatthebanksters
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I say let the presuure buil  until it boils over...then we'll have real and enduring change...

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:11 | 2291538 GottaBKiddn
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That's just it, The Declaration, and The Constitution never really were legal documents, but it's been warm, fuzzy to think that and teach it to our kids.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 14:18 | 2291824 A Lunatic
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Not sure why the junks on that one. The entire Constitution has been done away with because the Constitution has allowed it. Lysander Spooner addressed this issue fully and Kenneth Royce also makes a very good argument regarding the intentional alliance of the Constitution and big government based upon the foundation laid out (in part) by Alexander Hamilton. Here are a few of the issues built in to the very Constitution we have been brainwashed to hold as sacred.

1) Federal statute is the supreme law of the land which displaces state/local law

2) The "necessary and proper" clause give Congress nearly unlimited legislative possibilities

3) the "General welfare" clause provides for virtually unlimited means of direct taxation

4) The Senate impeaches it's own members

5) Judiciary has NO check or balance by the States or people

5) Judiciary decides if Federal actions are/not Constitutional

6) Judiciary interprets the "spirit" of Constitution through the "equity" clause

The list could go on. The more one studies the Constitution, the more one comes to the inescapable conclusion that we have exactly the form of government that the Constitution has allowed and we are truly fucked.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 16:35 | 2292317 pods
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I had to give you a greenie just for mentioning Spooner.  That is some reading that will shake you to the core (it did me).

Brilliant guy though!

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 17:31 | 2292486 The Alarmist
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You forgot the "Good and Plenty" clause ... I know it's in there, because I can discern its penumbra.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 20:52 | 2293022 StychoKiller
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"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." - James Madison

"Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government." - James Madison

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 17:05 | 2292402 Mr Kurtz
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Unfortunately. according to GovTrack.us the Due Process Guarentee Act has about an 8% chance of passing. From that sorry ass statistic, I conclude that the 92% of our so-called "representatives" figure that the sheeple would rather be "safe" from mysterious brown boogie-men hiding in caves then be free and will vote accordingly.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:59 | 2291252 q99x2
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The UN is the World's Enemy. Down with the UN Now.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:13 | 2291301 pods
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The UN would be piss poor and powerless if the underlying countries could not borrow credit money created out of thin air to support it.

Burn the banking industry to the ground and you will see how ineffectual all the alpabet agencies become.

No free credit money (paid for by you and your kids), no power for them.

pods

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:17 | 2291319 WestVillageIdiot
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Are you insane?  These are the most talented, productive people on the planet.  They have risen to the top because they are the cream.

 

For all of you sarcastically challenged, that was sarcasm. 

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 14:15 | 2291809 Kaiser Sousa
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"For all of you sarcastically challenged, that was sarcasm."
For reals??? Now....
FUCK CONGRESS......

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 19:17 | 2292830 Real Money Wins
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Cream is not the only thing that rises to the top, so does Pond Scum!

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 21:51 | 2293146 Lower Class Elite
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And shit.  Don't forget shit.  It floats.

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 02:23 | 2293564 ForTheWorld
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Only if you have a poor diet.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:51 | 2291457 FeralSerf
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Yep, in the Good Old Days, when the Tyrant in Charge ran out of gold to pay his troops he was done. Now he can just print some more Jewish confetti and keep shooting.

We can vote with our feet, but Lincoln showed us that he could shoot us in the back if we tried that.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 17:27 | 2292478 Husk-Erzulie
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Which is exactly what has made central banking so powerful.  It's the ultimate weapon of mass destruction because it can build weapons and keep armies in the field (almost) indefinitely.  It's the offer you can't refuse, as a state, if you want to be able to defend yourself.  What makes it particularly beautiful from the zionist point of view of course is that central bankers can set two or more states against each other and work them both to utter exhaustion; in the process plundering them while utterly unhinging their cultural continuity, making their cultural heritage completely unrecoverable, al la Germany, Japan and Russia in war number 2 and The United States to a lesser, but effective enough, degree in both wars 1 and 2.  Strip them of their wealth, destroy their culture, and do it from the shadows.  These are the works of the "chosen" people.  Kind of like Rome without the vibrance and panache and 2000 years too late.  The human race is moving on fucktards.  Toward peace, cooperation, respect, and cultural complexity.  Somehow I don't think the fantasy land of Greater Israel is going to be part of that equation.  If you happen to be a part of the religious and genetic heritage which is the diaspora, make the decision now, before it's too late, reject zionism, join the human race.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:00 | 2291258 bgilliam83
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 Close all bank accounts, if you haven't already.  Check your preps, buy another gun (oh wait lol).

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:04 | 2291269 T-roll
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Better watch what you post.  You might find yourself detained for an indefinite amount of time with those words!

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:23 | 2291338 john39
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they don't have the capacity.  they need most americans to be afraid for this progrom to work.  if enough people pull their heads out and speak out, pull money out of the system, expose lies and demand accountability, the system will collapse.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:41 | 2291675 MissCellany
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"for this progrom to work"

Freudian typo, or keen play on words?

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:49 | 2291447 bgilliam83
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I'm assuming once Americans start disappearing, and we will, ya'll got my back right? lol

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 19:32 | 2292867 Marc_W
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Good luck I'm behind 7 proxies.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:23 | 2291341 Stoploss
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I did, i have, and they're out right now.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:03 | 2291267 tony bonn
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"It's treason. Call it what it is."

damned right it is, but this is exactly at what the bush crime syndicate has aimed since bush,sr murdered president kennedy along with his other plutocratic elite buddies....

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/jfk-ii-the-bush-connection

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:22 | 2291336 Stoploss
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Das wha hoppens when you don't support the ponzi and their wars. JFK was on the cusp of the first taste of financial freedom this country ever had, with the space program.

NWO simply couldn't have that shit..

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:33 | 2291373 pods
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JFK was not the hero you are looking for.

http://www.freedomforceinternational.org/freedomcontent.cfm?fuseaction=jfkmyth

(if you were speaking of EO 11110)

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 14:21 | 2291841 RallyRoundTheFamily
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hmmm

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 17:47 | 2292499 New World Chaos
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Congrats on being one of the few who understands that the very thought of Space Wild West gives them nightmares.  The thought of contact with aliens who might have a better way of doing things scares them even more.  Hence shutting down SETI twice, even though it cost maybe one millionth of the wars' cost.  Seriously.  If we were to find any kind of life out there we would be inspired to leave this prison planet, and then we might figure out that even a precarious existence is better than all their bullshit, and then we might build a better system that competes with theirs.  One smallish asteroid, dribbled out over time, would provide enough metals to crush inflation, demonetize PMs, and continue the ponzi for the forseeable future.  Why aren't they interested?

Obama just recently cut off NASA's last remaining crown jewel, the robotic exploration program.  If we never know about life on Mars, Titan, Europa, and Enceladus, we will never dream about going there.  This is the latest fucking in a decades-long process of transforming space exploration into a make-work program for bureaucrats and contractors.

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 01:01 | 2293471 Marc_W
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NASA is the least "diverse" agency of the U.S. federal government.  By that I mean blacks are only slightly over represented rather than hugely over represented.

 

That dog won't hunt.  Not with Obama in charge.  Slash the budget of those uppity smart cracker scientists and engineers.  God damn nerds trying to explore the universe.

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