Other military, security, and former government officials also expressed opposition.
This law will deny US citizens due process and judicial fairness. It will let military forces become law enforcers. It will make America a police state. It will abolish constitutional freedoms besides others already lost.
This "arbitrary, open-ended dictatorial White House mandate was never subjected to even a House or Senate Committee hearing....It was rammed through by the House and Senate Armed Services Committees without the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees invoking their concurrent jurisdiction for public hearings."
As president, Obama's done the impossible. He's governed worse than his fiercest critics feared, worse than Bush on domestic and foreign policies.
This law furthers destroy American freedom. Obama's support and moral cowardice assures it.
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