Thursday, December 15, 2011
land of the free
At Huffpo this morning:
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday abandoned its threat to veto a defense bill that sets in stone the commander in chief's authority to indefinitely detain terrorism suspects, including Americans, in military custody.
Call me paranoid, but I don't think the application of this highly illegal new law, which is unconstitutional on its face, is going to be what it sounds like, i.e., limited to captives of the armed services in foreign conflicts.
I see our new secret police, the Department of Homeland Security, gearing up for the next, larger rounds of citizen protests which will happen this spring and summer, and I suspect DHS may start "disappearing" a few key, select people.
Keep in mind as this situation develops that no one is required to, or ever ought to obey an illegal law. Laws such as this one need to be actively and belligerently opposed by an aroused people.