Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Next time someone trots out that "People on the terrorist watch list shouldn't have guns",

remind them of just how little it takes to be put on the damn thing.
No matter what the Obama administration may say to the contrary, actions speak louder than words, and history shows that the U.S. government is not averse to locking up its own citizens for its own purposes. What the NDAA does is open the door for the government to detain as a threat to national security anyone viewed as a troublemaker. According to government guidelines for identifying domestic extremists—a word used interchangeably with terrorists, that technically applies to anyone exercising their First Amendment rights in order to criticize the government.
Daniel Ellsberg notes that Obama’s claim of power to indefinitely detain people without charges or access to a lawyer or the courts is a power that even King George – the guy we fought the Revolutionary War against – didn’t claim.  (And former judge and adjunct professor of constitutional law Andrew Napolitano points out that Obama’s claim that he can indefinitely detain prisoners even after they are acquitted of their crimes is a power that even Hitler and Stalin didn’t claim.)
Much like 'racist' and 'racism', these idiots have taken 'terrorist' and 'terrorism' and used them to mean 'Just about anything we don't like.'

Which, among other things, means a bunch of oathbreaking bastards who deserve tar, feathers and a horsewhip.  And in some cases prosecution.

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