"... Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)...permits the government to use the military to detain U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers..." (Chris Hedges, "The Final Battle")
Someone please advise me: What is the difference between a dictatorship and a government that empowers its military to arrest a person and to imprison that person indefinitely without recourse to a judicial process and a jury trial?
Question #2: What is the difference between an "elected" Commander-in-Chief who would sign such a bill and a dictator?
Question #3: Assuming the Republicans support this abrogation of our Constitution and the establishment of a military dictatorship, what will the Democrats, "liberals" and "lesser-evil" advocates expect of their presidential choice, and how will they respond to his actually signing this authority?
Question #4: How does one explain to the actual democracies of the world, to one's own children, and to future history that we have allowed the cause of justice to be trashed back to before our Constitution and indeed the Magna Carta of 800 years ago?
Finally #5: Why would, how could any American with the intelligence above that of a congenital idiot, a sense of justice higher than Heinrich Himmler's, or even a respect for his own survival beyond that of a lemming -- ever tolerate and refuse to rise against this political treachery for a nanosecond?
Leaving behind a treacherous government now addicted to perpetual war, its limitlessly greedy and power-lusting masters, as well as the retarded albeit smirky Republicans and their evermore clonish Democrat colleagues, a braindead electorate (more...
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