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NDAA: The Most Important Lawsuit In American History That No One Is Talking About

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August 12, 2012

Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg

Despite a mainstream media blackout on the topic, the alternative media is abuzz with this week’s hearing on the constitutionality of the clearly unconstitutional NDAA. In case you don’t remember, section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year, allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial. At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to many of his outraged supporters where he basically said he signed it but he won’t use it. Thanks pal!

In any event, the Administration is showing its true colors by appealing an injunction that judge Katherine Forrest issued against it in May. The injunction was in response to the lawsuit filed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others. While the NDAA clearly vaporizes the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Constitution, I believe the real target is the 1st Amendment. By having a law on the books that allows the government to arbitrarily lock anyone up and throw away the key, the government is actually trying to instill enough fear in people that they self-censor speech and become too afraid to criticize the criminal elite political and economic oligarchy.

Tangerine Bolen is one the lead plaintiffs in the suit against the government and she penned a powerful piece for the UK’s Guardian. Here are some key quotes:

I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the president the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants, without charge or trial.

In a May hearing, Judge Katherine Forrest issued an injunction against it; this week, in a final hearing in New York City, US government lawyers asserted even more extreme powers – the right to disregard entirely the judge and the law. On Monday 6 August, Obama’s lawyers filed an appeal to the injunction – a profoundly important development that, as of this writing, has been scarcely reported.

Judge Forrest had ruled for a temporary injunction against an unconstitutional provision in this law, after government attorneys refused to provide assurances to the court that plaintiffs and others would not be indefinitely detained for engaging in first amendment activities. At that time, twice the government has refused to define what it means to be an “associated force”, and it claimed the right to refrain from offering any clear definition of this term, or clear boundaries of power under this law.

This past week’s hearing was even more terrifying. Government attorneys again, in this hearing, presented no evidence to support their position and brought forth no witnesses. Most incredibly, Obama’s attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA’s section 1021 – the provision that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial – has not been applied by the US government anywhere in the world after Judge Forrest’s injunction.

Full article here.

I would also take the time to watch this short video from one of the co-counsels on the case as to exactly what the government is arguing in court. Not a word from the mainstream media on the most important court case in American history. One that will decide the fate of a law that will effectively dismantle at least a third of The Bill of Rights.

Please share this with everyone that cares about Liberty and The Republic.
Mike



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    • James Smith

      Someone needs to start a website that calls for an armed deputized posse of American citizens to arrest of all these criminals in the white house and the senate, house, federal judges, generals, and all their all complicit accomplices to High Treason. If I’m deputized by anyone with the power to swear a warrant, I will gladly aggressively enforce that arrest. It’s hard to prove Treason, unless they do right in your face like they have been doing and don’t care if you don’t like it, and purchase 450 million hollow point 40 cal bullets, which is a violation of the Geneva Convention. Found plenty dirt on paul ryan all of these Traitors work for the new world order, they don’t work for the U.S. we’ve been debt raped for $ 17,000,000,000,000.00 Why? Why did you Sociopath freaks do that? You spent our future’s building underground faculties and a Rex 84 Tyranny; all on a 9/11 was a proven inside jog by our government as a false flag and all who voted for the unpatriotic act, NDAA, all the unconstitutional violations, circumventing the U.S. Constitution is an overt act of Treason and all who covered up 9/11 are all mass murders, thieves, Traitors and war criminals by confession. Your under arrest for High Treason.

      • Anonymous

        You have good insight and understanding of the situation, James. Good post – kudos!!

    • Anonymous

      James Smith, please. The Geneva convention deals only with treatment of prisoners of war. You’re talking about the Hague Convention of 1899, which prohibited the use of easily expanding bullets in warfare. It has nothing to do with police forces, almost all of which use hollowpoint bullets — primarily because they don’t penetrate as much and reduce the chances of hitting extra people besides the officer’s target, the criminal. Weren’t ever a soldier, were you? No college? Wow. What a wealth of “knowledge” you are.

    • SKuNKy

      Go suck some more Tyrant dk Anon, we’ve had enough of POS’s like you trying to slander and tar good people like James that actually care about humanity and his fellow Americans. I don’t give a damn what his “credentials” are, his message is valid and true regardless. Since when did someone have to be a graduate of brainwashing and a dog of the NWO to speak the truth?!

    • Anonymous

      At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to many of his outraged supporters where he basically said he signed it but he won’t use it.

      But what if someone that is a bigger marxist than you gets elected by promising (but not delivering) more than you promised? Then what? Then he gets angry that his precious socialism isn’t working, blames the “dissenters” (you know, the intelligent people — the conservatives) and throws them into jail using your unconstitutional law. Hey, Barky! Don’t go away mad, just go away.

    • londoner

      I’m a UK citizen – - will somebody please deputize James Smith?

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