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.
::::::::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://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
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": *
Jackson Lee (TX)
Lungren, Daniel E.
Sánchez, Linda T.
House members voting "No" on the NDAA
Johnson, E. B.
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]
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.
Lila York is a choreographer and activist. She has traded the markets since 1990.