" Seizure of citizens as "enemy combatants."
" Massive secret wiretaps in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), later made legal by Obama and Congress.
" Issuance of secret administrative warrants for all kinds of records under the Patriot Act.
" Suppression of Muslim charities.
" Secret "sneak and peek" searches under the Patriot Act.
" Classification of most government records. A reversal of the idea that government should be transparent, but people's lives private.
" Legitimization of torture. (Obama said he made torture illegal -- it already was, even when Bush authorized it. Those who authorized and carried it out must be indicted and tried. Obama doesn't want to touch that possibility.)
" Special rendition (outsourcing torture, which Obama still upholds).
" Establishment of private military contractors like the mercenaries of Blackwater.
" Assertion of Executive supremacy through "signing statements."
" Doctrine of "Unitary Executive," elevating the Executive Branch above Congress and the Judiciary.
" The 2007 John Warner National Defense Act, which allows the President to deploy the National Guard of one state into another state without the permission of either governor.
" The contracting for $385 million with Kellogg, Brown, and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, for the construction of a detention camp meant not just for immigrants.
" The introduction of military commissions to try criminal cases.
" The assertion of the state secrets privilege to protect the government from lawsuits by victims of torture and government abuse. http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/2675.
Yes friends, this comes from a socialist website, but please don't discount the facts, and the Socialists are the only ones that are telling you the truth. Don't sit there and take in the crap the Republicans and Democrats are selling you. It just doesn't add up. Where was the discussion of these actions by the Federal Government? Are these just issues that "terrorists" should be wary of? Remember that the Fed's branded an OWS movement a "terrorist organization". Where was the discussion on that? There was no discussion because there was no disagreement on how to deal with OWS.