5.17.2012

U.S. District Judge Forrest blocks Controversial NDAA

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"MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late Wednesday to block provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism.
    
 Signed by President Barack Obama on New Year's Eve, the 565-page NDAA contains a short paragraph, in statute 1021, letting the military detain anyone it suspects "substantially supported" al-Qaida, the Taliban or "associated forces." The indefinite detention would supposedly last until "the end of hostilities."
     In a 68-page ruling blocking this statute,
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed that the statute failed to "pass constitutional muster" because its broad language could be used to quash political dissent.
     "There is a strong public interest in protecting rights guaranteed by the First Amendment," Forrest wrote. "There is also a strong public interest in ensuring that due process rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment are protected by ensuring that ordinary citizens are able to understand the scope of conduct that could subject them to indefinite military detention.""

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Finally some good news.  Thank you U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest.  


     We should keep a close eye on those in Congress determined to force this law through - as this blocking of the law is only temporary.


     Those intent on silencing dissent are the very same people who use the argument that "if you have nothing to hide you shouldn't mind being searched" without probable cause - yet deny access to information that might make them look bad - often information that belongs to the public in the first place.


     The only reason for such a law is to prevent the unmasking of criminals and the dissemination of facts proving the crimes of those crooks.  Denial of trial is important to the Constitution-haters that voted for this rotten law because trials have a tendency of bringing forth damning evidence - one example being the phone calls lasting zero seconds that never connected on 911 from a cell phone in the airplane.  


     Can you imagine going to jail for UNKNOWINGLY supporting "terrorism?"  How is one accountable for the unknown?  Who the hell signs something like that?  Some lawyers for sure signed that fumbduckery - one is the present occupant of the White House.  


     How is it possible for so many in government - lawyers - and a president too - supposedly a "Constitutional Scholar" (whatever that is) - trained at our nation's finest universities (hard to believe anybody learned anything about the Constitution there) - how is it possible for so many of these lawmakers to enact such dangerous and dictatorial legislation?  Are they acting out of ignorance or out of desperation?


     I find the "ignorance" excuse for committing such a crime (this rotten legislation) against the public lacking credibility.  My gut tells me that the public "servants" that conspired to sneak this "jail-for-speaking-up" "law" past the public have a reason for creating such un-American and tyrannical rules for the rest of us. They must not want certain people to have their day in court.  They must not want certain facts to meet the light of day where the public may be confronted with the truth.  They may know that only by silencing people who have the goods on them can they hang on to their "get out of jail free cards."


     We are innocent until proven guilty in this country.  We get to face our accuser.  We get to see the evidence.  We don't rely on witchcraft, secret witnesses, invisible evidence or documents written in disappearing ink.  We don't rely on confessions conjured up in a torture chamber.  Or do we?


     Judge Forrest has taken a step in the right direction.  For too long those intent on editing the Constitution to fit their present needs have been getting away with it.  Those prisoners in Gitmo were unjustly held.  Those tortured by Americans suffered horrible injustices - many are scarred for life - physically - emotionally - some may be dead.  The blood is on all of our hands - yours and mine too.  


     Although we cannot ever make up for such obscene acts taken in our name, sheltered behind Old Glory, or patriotically disguised in American uniforms - we can stop it.  


     ALL "public servants" - every single one of them - that vote for any version of this NDAA that contains such language pretending to legalize illegal laws - must be removed from office.  


     Thanks again to Judge Forrest for helping to bring America back onto our course toward justice and liberty for all.


     


     


     

1 comment:

  1. They continue to make laws that keeps them safe, while killing us off, yet we aren't allowed to protect ourselves. What does that sound like to you all? Yeah, mass slaughtering.

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