Last Saturday, before 2011 ended, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Get this. This is the same bill that Obama threatened to veto over the controversial language in the bill that allows U.S. citizens to be detained without due process, while at the same time pressuring Congress to add the language to the bill. While Obama was signing the bill, he said that even though “I have the power to detain Americans, I won’t.” Yeah, right.
Senator Carl Levin, D – Michigan, revealed it was the administration itself that lobbied to remove language from the bill that would have protected American citizens from being detained indefinitely without trial.
Rep. Cory Gardner voted for this act, which could also be called the Martial Law Bill. It is fortunate for Cory Gardner that we are no longer in the 4th Congressional District, because if we were, we should work to replace Rep. Cory Gardner with someone who will uphold the constitution and stand on principle.
Following are links to several articles written about the significance of the NDAA. One is from Canada, and another from ABC.
Doug Hagmann with the Canada Free Press – The coming war inside America
Yunji de Nies with ABC News – With Reservations, Obama Signs Act to Allow Detention of Citizens
Aaron Dykes with Infowars.com – Obama’s Signing Statement on NDAA: I have the power to detain Americans … but I won’t
Paul Joseph Watson with Infowars.com – Obama Administration Demanded Power to Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens