*breaks a glass bottle* who wants to fight *accidentally cuts someone* oh my god are you ok
this post is so canadian
i live in texas
you’re definitely Canadian
IM NOT FUCKING CANADIAN
One of us, one of us.
WHATS GOING ON
ONE OF US, ONE OF US.
ONE OF US. ONE OF US.
IM GOING TO CRY SOMEONE JUST GOT CANADIANIZED
It turns out that destroying the American democratic republic was easy to accomplish, historians will write someday. Simply get the three major cable news networks to blather on about useless bull**** for a few days, while legislators meet in secret behind closed doors to rush through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), and its evil twin sister, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which is a clever name for an Internet censorship bill straight out of an Orwellian nightmare.
Sure, some independent media web sites and Jon Stewart warned us about this. Ron Paul & Son warned us about this. Amnesty International and the ACLU have been screaming from the rooftops, crying bloody murder. But the American people let it happen, because the vast majority of us simply didn’t find out in time.
And now President Obama’s advisers are saying he is withdrawing his veto threat against NDAA, so it will become law.
True story. I commend Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., for voting against this. Her statement on the bill:
Although the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contains important provisions for national defense, after careful review of the legislation, I believe that the language in the bill muddies the water concerning the due process rights granted to American citizens by the Constitution. Granting authority to indefinitely detain American citizens suspected of terrorism without charge and without sufficiently addressing what rights an American citizen has if they are suspected of terrorism and arrested on U.S. soil, sets a troubling precedent.
This bill is horrifying. For those who are saying, “Meh, big deal, we detain people already…” - yeah, we have, and that’s wrong. NDAA is much worse. It is authorizing detention of American citizens without due process if they’re suspected of terrorism, and that detention will occur on American soil. This is further encroaching our rights and turning the military against the American people.
NDAA is the PATRIOT Act on steroids.
And people who have the “Well if you’re not a terrorist you have nothing to fear” mindset are in for a quick surprise.
Anything can be justified as terroristic and thus anything can be used as reason for indefinate detetention. Protesting is classified as terrorist actions.