Institutionalizing Indefinite Detention
Tyranny in America is a hair's breadth away.
by Stephen Lendman
Since taking office, Obama authorized numerous police state measures. They follow earlier ones under George Bush.
They're heading America for full-blown tyranny. It's already a hair's breadth away. It could arrive any time full force. It's been wrapped in the American flag all along.
Most people don't know how seriously their rights are compromised. Thousands of political prisoners in America's gulag hell testify about police state harshness. Much worse ahead looms.
On March 7, 2011, Obama's Executive Order 13567 authorized indefinite detentions and military commission trials. Doing so violated America's Fifth Amendment. It states:
"No person".shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law"."
Bush administration officials, of course, originally authorized military commissions. They're lawless by any standard. They permit torture. They deny international law protections.