While many Tea Party Patriots are busy pointing to Obama and his Reichstag in Washington DC, the Republicans are busy promoting their own special blend of tyranny. S3081 demonstrates you just can’t trust the Republican Party to defend liberty any more than you can Democrats.
Not surprisingly, the bill was sponsored by John McCain R-AZ. But incredibly, it was co-sponsored by Saxby Chambliss R-GA, Jeff Sessions R-AL, and James Inhofe R-OK. There are other Republicrat sponsors but how could this police state bill have been supported by Inhofe and Sessions? Just when you think you know an elected official, they put their true belief system on display for all to see.
Take a look at S3081 and ask yourself where the US is going unless we get rid of the parasites in 2010 and 2012.
Quoting from the text of the bill, its purpose is; “To provide for the interrogation and detention of enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States, to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents for such acts, and for other purposes.” Of course anyone paying attention at all to the activities of the US federal government know that Ron Paul supporters qualify as enemies of the state. So do pro-life activists and 2nd amendment gun rights advocates.
The recent mouthpiece mainstream media attention devoted to the ‘dangerous 9 man militia’ in Michigan should make you think. Think about what you may ask? Think about how the Department of Homeland Security plans to handle people who do not conform to Official US Federal Government policies and programs. Your ‘Don’t tread on me’ bumper sticker is not in conformance, Comrade.
S3081 is rich with new unconstitutional powers for an already over powerful federal government. For example, the federal government is empowered to arrest individuals “outside the territorial limits of the United States” and “placed in military custody for purposes of initial interrogation and determination of status in accordance with the provisions of this Act.” So, you can be arrested on virtually any foreign soil and held by the US military.
The President is authorized to set up special Interrogation Teams to grill “unprivileged enemy belligerents”. This will be a cozy group of federal agents from all the secret security agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. Plus, federal, state, and local enforcement agencies are empowered to participate in the grilling of ‘terrorists’. Remember, ‘terrorists’ have already been identified as right wing extremists – in other words your family, friends, neighbors and fellow church members.
“A individual who is suspected of being an unprivileged enemy belligerent shall not, during interrogation under this subsection, be provided the statement required by Miranda v. Arizona (384 U.S. 436 (1966)) or otherwise be informed of any rights that the individual may or may not have to counsel or to remain silent consistent with Miranda v. Arizona.” You do not have the right to remain silent. Especially if you’re under water for a few seconds – just to jog your memory.
It’s clear from the following text that anyone including US citizens can be held without charges and trial indefinitely under the bill’s provisions: “An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent under section 3(c)(2) in a manner which satisfies Article 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War may be detained without criminal charges and without trial for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners in which the individual has engaged, or which the individual has purposely and materially supported…”
Let’s repeat this together boys and girls: you can be arrested and held without charges or trial indefinitely. Was this taught in the government schools?
This new bill violates the Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the US Constitution but hey – don’t our elected officials violate their oath every day? There is only one Congressman who has a 100% Constitutional voting record on bills and that is Ron Paul. Many Congressthugs and Senators have a Zero rating. In other words, they always support bills that are unconstitutional.
So the next time you’re tempted to point fingers at the Obama Administration and the Democrats, don’t forget their allies in the Republican Party. They’re all in position, ready to serve the power elite in control of Washington DC.
S3081 is another example of your government at work.