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Posts Tagged ‘Constitution

Memorial Day What Ifs

May 25, 2012

What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? What if the federal government could write any law, regulate any behavior and tax any event, no matter what the Constitution authorized? What if the House […]

The Lack of Outrage Over the Murder of a US Citizen

March 20, 2012

A U.S. citizen is dead and the U.S. government killed him. Without trial. Without due process. Without hesitation. And many of those who loudly deplored George W. Bush for smaller excesses seem content to allow Barack Obama this larger one. [Regardless of whether one mourns] the death of Anwar al-Awlaki … the means of his […]

National Defense Appropriations Act opposed by US Military and Intelligence Agencies

December 24, 2011

The U.S. Congress has ended the year 2011 by assaulting the Constitution. The attack came in the form of the 2012 National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA) which passed both the House (December 14) and the Senate (December 15) by large margins … that allows the United States military to take into custody and hold indefinitely […]

Ron Paul Thoughts on Occupation

October 26, 2011

“Imagine armed Chinese troops in your city.” –Ron Paul Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping […]

How the US government secretly reads your email

October 15, 2011

Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who volunteered for WikiLeaks. Appelbaum is a spokesman for Tor, a free internet anonymising software that helps people defend themselves against internet surveillance. He’s […]

Anwar al-Awlaki American Muslim cleric

October 4, 2011

On September 30 Barack Obama used his asserted new power of the president and had two American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan murdered. Anwar Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. Awlaki was gradually radicalized by Washington’s […]

Mindsets trapped by American propaganda

May 14, 2011

The West can see itself and others only through the eyes of its own propaganda. Political scientists understand that US electoral outcomes are determined by powerful monied interests that finance the political campaigns and that the bills Congress passes and the President signs are written by these interest groups to serve their narrow interests. Such […]

Mainstream Christian denominations condemn rising tide of Islamophobia

September 8, 2010

Leaders of some three dozen mainstream U.S. religious denominations condemned what many commentators have called a rising tide of Islamophobia touched off by the recent controversy over the construction of a Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan. “As religious leaders in this great country, we have come together in our nation’s capitol to denounce categorically […]

Kucinich: Assassination of Americans a short-cut around the Constitution

April 18, 2010

The Obama administration has recently revealed its assassination plan of a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Targeted killings are not a new Obama administration policy. Beginning three days after his swearing in, President Obama authorized scores of lethal drone strikes, including against specific individuals, in Pakistan and Afghanistan, surpassing the Bush era numbers. The elite Joint […]

US Government claims its right to kill American citizens

February 8, 2010

There’s a revelation buried in a Washington Post article by Dana Priest which described how the Obama administration has adopted the Bush policy of targeting selected American citizens for assassination if they are deemed (by the Executive Branch) to be Terrorists. Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair said in each case a decision to use lethal force […]