Happy NDAA Anniversary!
Today, January 1, 2013, is a day to reflect and celebrate. Exactly one year and one day ago, on New Year’s Eve 2011, our dear wise leader Barack Obama signed into law the 2012 NDAA allowing indefinite detention of US citizens without charge or trial.
Obama signed NDAA into law with the following signing statement:
My Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens.
Then came the inevitable kooks filing lawsuits trying to ban the indefinite detention bill (probably because they are terrorists). The ACLU didn’t like it either; another indication that it is a great bill.
So of course, Obama backtracked on his signing statement because of the danger posed by these kooks. His administration fought hard (and dirty) to allow the indefinite detention provision.
Well luckily for liberty and justice in America, a Federal Appeals Court, composed entirely of judges nominated by Obama (shrewd!) granted an injunction allowing indefinite detention to continue.
And despite the best efforts of Kook Jr. (Rand Paul), the 2013 NDAA bill also allows of indefinite detention of US citizens.
So today as you reflect on the year just ended, relax in the knowledge that our government is doing all it can to protect themselves from kooks they decide are dangerous to our empire, no matter who they may be.
Just hope it isn’t you!