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March 13, 2012

It's treason. Call it what it is.

By lila york

The raft of legislation rammed through both houses of Congress since December 31st - with wide majority votes - nullifies every clause in the Bill of Rights. Every senator and congressperson who voted in favor of those bills violated his or her oath of office, the promise to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Congress just replaced the Rule of Law with rule by tyranny. They must all be fired.

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concentration camp by Jonathan Noden-Wilkinson

The raft of legislation rammed through both houses of Congress since December 31st - with wide majority votes - nullifies every clause in the Bill of Rights. Every senator and congressperson who voted in favor of those bills violated his or her oath of office, the promise to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Congress just replaced the Rule of Law with rule of tyranny. They must all be fired.

I have collected articles on this legislation, since MSM has obfuscated the provisions and their real effects on our lives. If you are unaware of what has just been done to this nation and to each American living in it,  educate yourselves. Then notify your three representatives that you will not vote for any representative who voted to nullify the Bill of Rights by voting "yea" on the NDAA.

If you are totally in the dark about the indefinite imprisonment of American citizens without charges, evidence, habeas corpus, a trial by jury or access to legal counsel, start here:

http://ampedstatus.org/this-is-not-what-democracy-looks-like-criminalizing-first-amendment-rights/ criminalizing first amendment rights

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/18/why-the-ndaa-is-unconstitutional/ Why the NDAA is Unconstitutional.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/02/ndaa-historic-assault-american-liberty Jonathan Turley, The http NDAA's Historic Assault on American Liberty.

http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=143800   Another tyrannical success for Lieberman: Enemy Expatriation Act now law under NDAA

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/16/three_myths_about_the_detention_bill/singleton/  Glenn Greenwald. Three Myths about the NDAA

http://www.opednews.com/articles/R-I-P-Bill-of-Rights-1789-by-Mike-Adams-120101-52.html   RIP Bill of Rights.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-the-united-states-still-the-land-of-the-free/2012/01/04/gIQAvcD1wP_print.html  Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley on the NDAA. The United States is no longer the land of the free.

http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2011/12/03/dr-paul-craig-roberts-on-the-national-defense-authorization-act-us-congress-is-destroying-the-constitution-video/   Dr. Paul Craig Roberts On The National Defense Authorization Act: US Congress Is Destroying The Constitution (Video)

Right of Peaceful Assembly, Right to petition government for redress of grievances

Obama signs "trespass bill"  aka the stop-occupy act. - effectively ending freedom of assembly
http://rt.com/usa/news/trespass-bill-obama-secret-227/

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175511/tomgram%3A_stephan_salisbury%2C_weaponizing_the_body_politic/#more The militarized and weaponized American Police State.   With Occupy protesters gearing up for a spring resurgence, Salisbury spells out just what activists will be up against -- unmanned drones, tanks, and super-sophisticated surveillance systems from New York City to Scottsbluff, Nebraska -- in the months ahead.

Freedom of the Press

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Supreme-Court-Likely-to-En-by-Chris-Hedges-120312-578.html

Chris Hedges. What we will live under if the Supreme Court upholds the use of the Espionage Act to punish those who expose war crimes and state lies will be a species of corporate fascism. And this closed society is, perhaps, only a few weeks or months away.

" " ' 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 FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] amendment act, the National Defense Authorization Act."Daniel Ellsberg.

http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=146851  30 Democrats co-sign bill to restore Due Process rights to American citizens.  Republicans in House refuse to support it. Little chance of passage in current Congress.

and last - Alex Jones at Infowars.com calls the NDAA a "hoax" because Congress cannot legalize tyranny by passing a law that says it can.

This is what you can do about it:

Find your representatives on the list below. (If you do not know who represents you, for the House of Representatives go here ; for the Senate go here .)   If your representatives voted 'No' , call or email them, thank them for defending the constitution and ask them to co-sponsor the Due Process Guarantee Act sponsored by Senators Feinstein and Mark Udall (CO)in the Senate; and Congressmen John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) and Martin Heinrich (D-Albuquerque, NM ) in the House, and/or support Ron Paul's bill to repeal section 1021 of the NDAA, the section that allows indefinite imprisonment of US citizens by the military without trial.   As of this writing, the Due Process Guarantee Act does not have enough votes to pass in either house.

If your representatives voted "Aye", here is a suggestion: Call his or her Washington DC office (or send an email) and say the following to the congressional aide who answers the phone:

  "By voting "aye" on the NDAA the Senator has violated his oath of office and committed an act of treason against the Constitution of the United States.   I will not vote for him (her) in this election and the People will never again elect him to any office in government."   If this applies to you, tell your representatives that if the Due Process Guarantee   Act is not passed by July, you will leave the United States.   In a non-election year, they would get a chuckle out of that statement. But this is an election year.  

Here is the Who's Who of tyranny and freedom in the US Congress:   the NDAA votes:

Senate:   The 10 Senators who voted "No" on indefinite imprisonment of US citizens without trial:

Sen. Al Franken [D MN]   Sen. Dick Durbin [D IL]   Sen. Jim DeMint []   Sen. Rand Paul [R, KY]
Sen. Jeff Merkley [D, OR]   Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR]   Sen. Mike Lee [R, UT]   Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA]   Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK]   Sen. Bernard Sanders [I, VT]

All other senators voted "aye" to indefinite imprisonment of Americans without trial.

The House vote was not as lop-sided: The NDAA passed by   a vote of 283 to 186, with 14 abstentions.   House members voting "Aye":   *

Ayes:

Ackerman
Adams
Aderholt
Akin
Alexander
Altmire
Amodei
Andrews
Austria
Baca
Bachus
Barletta
Barrow
Bartlett
Barton (TX)
Bass (NH)
Benishek
Berg
Berkley
Berman
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boren
Boswell
Boustany
Brady (PA)
Brady (TX)
Brooks
Broun (GA)
Brown (FL)
Buchanan
Buerkle
Butterfield
Calvert
Camp
Canseco
Cantor
Capito
Capps
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carney
Carter
Cassidy
Castor (FL)
Chabot
Chandler
Cicilline
Cole
Conaway
Connolly (VA)
Cooper
Costa
Courtney
Cravaack
Crawford
Crenshaw
Critz
Crowley
Cuellar
Culberson
Davis (CA)
Davis (KY)
Denham
Dent
Deutch
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Dold
Donnelly (IN)
Dreier
Duffy
Ellmers
Emerson
Engel
Farenthold
Fincher
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly

Garamendi
Gardner
Gerlach
Gibbs
Gibson
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Gonzalez
Granger
Graves (MO)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffin (AR)
Grimm
Guinta
Guthrie
Hall
Hanabusa
Hanna
Harper
Hartzler
Hastings (WA)
Hayworth
Heck
Hensarling
Herger
Herrera Beutler
Higgins
Himes
Hirono
Hochul
Holden
Hoyer
Hultgren
Hunter
Inslee
Israel
Issa
Jackson Lee (TX)
Jenkins
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Jordan
Keating
Kelly
Kildee
Kind
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kinzinger (IL)
Kissell
Kline
Lamborn
Lance
Landry
Langevin
Lankford
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Latham
Latta
Levin
Lewis (CA)
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Long
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lungren, Daniel E.
Manzullo
Marchant
Marino
Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCarthy (NY)
McCaul
McCotter
McHenry
McIntyre
McKeon
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McNerney
Meehan
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Murphy (PA)
Neugebauer
Noem
Nugent

Nunes
Nunnelee
Olson
Owens
Palazzo
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Paulsen
Pearce
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peterson
Petri
Platts
Poe (TX)
Pompeo
Price (GA)
Quayle
Rahall
Reed
Rehberg
Reichert
Renacci
Reyes
Richardson
Rigell
Rivera
Roby
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rooney
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross (AR)
Ross (FL)
Rothman (NJ)
Runyan
Ruppersberger
Ryan (WI)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Scalise
Schiff
Schilling
Schmidt
Schock
Schrader
Schwartz
Scott (SC)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Sewell
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuler
Shuster
Sires
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Southerland
Stearns
Stivers
Sullivan
Sutton
Terry
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tsongas
Turner (NY)
Turner (OH)
Upton
Visclosky
Walden
Walz (MN)
Wasserman Schultz
Waxman
Webster
West
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wilson (FL)
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Wolf
Womack
Yoder
Young (AK)
Young (I

House members voting "No" on the NDAA

Amash
Baldwin
Bass (CA)
Becerra
Blumenauer
Braley (IA)
Bucshon
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Campbell
Capuano
Carson (IN)
Chaffetz
Chu
Clarke (MI)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coffman (CO)
Cohen
Conyers
Costello
Cummings
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
DesJarlais
Doyle
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Edwards
Ellison
Eshoo
Farr
Fattah
Flake
Forbes
Frank (MA)
Fudge
Garrett
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Graves (GA)

Griffith (VA)
Grijalva
Hahn
Harris
Hastings (FL)
Heinrich
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Holt
Honda
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hurt
Jackson (IL)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (IL)
Jones
Kaptur
Kucinich
Labrador
Lee (CA)
Lewis (GA)
Lofgren, Zoe
Luján
Lummis
Mack
Maloney
Markey
Matsui
McClintock
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
Meeks
Michaud
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Moore
Moran
Mulvaney
Murphy (CT)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Olver
Pallone

Payne
Pence
Peters
Pingree (ME)
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rangel
Ribble
Richmond
Roe (TN)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Roybal-Allard
Royce
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Simpson
Slaughter
Speier
Stark
Stutzman
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Tipton
Tonko
Towns
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Walberg
Walsh (IL)
Waters
Watt
Welch
Woodall
Woolsey
Yarmuth

Not voting:

Bachmann
Coble
Diaz-Balart
Filner
Giffords

Gutierrez
Johnson, E. B.
LaTourette
Lynch
Myrick

Paul
Pitts
Sanchez, Loretta
Young (FL)

The following senators authored bills that strip Americans of all rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights:

Joe Lieberman (CT) - Enemy Expatriation Act - A bill that strips US citizens of citizenship rights on any unproven accusation of support for any force hostile to the United States. Passage of this bill will allow any US citizen to be shipped to a foreign military base to be tortured or murdered.

Scott Brown (MA) co-authored Enemy Expatriation Act.

Carl Levin    co-authored provisions in the NDAA that allow for the indefinite imprisonment of US citizens without trial, evidence or legal representation.

John McCain (AZ) - co-authored the NDAA provisions cited above. responsible for the extra-legal term, " belligerent" to describe the only qualification for imprisoning any American the president, the CIA or the military choose to imprison.  

*The following senators and congresspersons are cosponsors of the Due Process Guarantee Act which would restore the Bill of Rights to its proper place in US law:

Senate: Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]  Mark Udall [D-CO]

Cosponsors: R ichard Blumenthal [D-CT]   Barbara Boxer [D-CA]   Chris Coons [D-DE]   Richard Durbin [D-IL]   Al Franken [D-MN]   Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]   Thomas Harkin [D-IA]   Mark Kirk [R-IL]   Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]   Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ]   Patrick Leahy [D-VT]   Mike Lee [R-UT] Claire McCaskill [D-MO]   Barbara Mikulski [D-MD]

Jerry Moran [R-KS]   Bill Nelson [D-FL] Rand Paul [R-KY] John Rockefeller [D-WV] Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]

Jon Tester [D-MT] Mark Udall [D-CO] Tom Udall [D-NM] Ron Wyden [D-OR]

House:

Sponsors:   John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) and Martin Heinrich (D-Albuquerque, NM )

Cosponsors:   Eleanor Norton [D-DC] Gary Ackerman [D-NY5]   Howard Berman [D-CA28]   Rob Bishop [R-UT1]

Timothy Bishop [D-NY1]   Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]   Lois Capps [D-CA23]   Michael Capuano [D-MA8]

André Carson [D-IN7]   Judy Chu [D-CA32] Hansen Clarke [D-MI13]   Yvette Clarke [D-NY11] William Clay [D-MO1]

Steve Cohen [D-TN9]   John Conyers [D-MI14] Joseph Crowley [D-NY7]   Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]   Lloyd Doggett [D-TX25]   Keith Ellison [D-MN5]   Anna Eshoo [D-CA14]   Sam Farr [D-CA17]   Bob Filner [D-CA51]   Raul Grijalva [D-AZ7]

Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]   Janice Hahn [D-CA36] Alcee Hastings [D-FL23] Martin Heinrich [D-NM1] Maurice Hinchey [D-NY22]   Mazie Hirono [D-HI2] Michael Honda [D-CA15] Jay Inslee [D-WA1] Jesse Jackson [D-IL2] Henry Johnson [D-GA4] Walter Jones [R-NC3] William Keating [D-MA10] Dennis Kucinich [D-OH10 Rick Larsen [D-WA2] Barbara Lee [D-CA9] Zoe Lofgren [D-CA16] Ben Luján [D-NM3] James McDermott [D-WA7] James McGovern [D-MA3]

George Miller [D-CA7] James Moran [D-VA8] Grace Napolitano [D-CA38] Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] Charles Rangel [D-NY15] Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA46] Bobby Rush [D-IL1] Timothy Ryan [D-OH17] Janice Schakowsky [D-IL9]

Adam Schiff [D-CA29] Brad Sherman [D-CA27] Adam Smith [D-WA9] Paul Tonko [D-NY21] Edolphus Towns [D-NY10] Niki Tsongas [D-MA5] Timothy Walz [D-MN1] Henry Waxman [D-CA30] Peter Welch [D-VT] Lynn Woolsey [D-CA6] John Yarmuth [D-KY3] Nadler[D-NY]; Paul[R-TX]

If the Due Process Guarantee Act is not signed into law by the summer break, get the hell out of the United States and don't come back.   The US will no longer be a fit nation for human habitation. It will be Stalin's USSR, Hitler's Germany, Mubarak's Egypt and Pol Pot's Cambodia. It will be a country where no man or woman is free.



Submitters Bio:

Lila York is a choreographer and activist. She has traded the markets since 1990.

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