Saturday, January 7, 2012

NDAA and Obama Kool-Aid

OKAY KIDS, TIME TO PUT DOWN THE OBAMA KOOL-AID. If you plan on voting for Barack Obama after the egregious assault on civil liberties as represented by signing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, you are probably drinking too much Obama Kool-Aid. This shit is about to get real, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (source).
"The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield... We are extremely disappointed that President Obama signed this bill even though his administration is already claiming overly-broad detention authority in court. Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back those claims dimmed today. Thankfully we have three branches of government, and the final word on the scope of detention authority belongs to the Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on the scope of detention authority. But Congress and the president also have a role to play in cleaning up the mess they have created because no American citizen or anyone else should live in fear of this or any future president misusing the NDAA’s detention authority."

This is the kind of Big Brother non-sense that most liberals and progressives once protested and marched against during the Bush Administration.  The continual impulse to protect Barack Obama and rationalize his apparent indifference toward the Bill of Rights is only discrediting the Democratic Party and the critical thinking skills of its members.

"Yes we can - indefinitely detain American citizens without charges or legal counsel!"

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