The Freedom 7 and You

Bradley Manning Support Network member David House was returning to the country from a vacation last year when he was detained by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. They confiscated his laptop, camera and USB drive (all of which they kept for seven weeks), and questioned House about his political beliefs before sending him … Continue reading “The Freedom 7 and You”

The NDAA and the Militarization of America

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president on New Year’s Eve of 2011. Activists and other critics charge that the NDAA authorizes the indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens, but supporters counter that the law entails no new powers of detention for the … Continue reading “The NDAA and the Militarization of America”

No Muss, No Fuss, No More Habeas Corpus

Lest there be any confusion about where Mitt Romney stands currently on the domestic police-state issue, know this: he likes it. Romney cheered the controversial indefinite detention portion of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during the Jan. 16 Fox News debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “Yes, I would have,” said Romney when asked … Continue reading “No Muss, No Fuss, No More Habeas Corpus”

America’s Trojan Horse

The Trojan War raged for a full decade, and the Greeks, led by Mycenaean king Agamemnon, were horribly unsuccessful in their attempts to breach the walls of Troy. Like all wars, this one resulted in terrible bloodshed (as recorded in The Iliad) and the destruction of family and home life (as shown in The Odyssey). … Continue reading “America’s Trojan Horse”

The NDAA Repeals More Rights

Listen to Rep. Paul deliver this address. Little by little, in the name of fighting terrorism, our Bill of Rights is being repealed. The 4th Amendment has been rendered toothless by the PATRIOT Act. No more can we truly feel secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects when now there is an exception that … Continue reading “The NDAA Repeals More Rights”

Are Americans in Line for Gitmo?

Ambiguous but alarming new wording tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and just passed by the Senate is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933. And the relative lack of reaction so far calls to mind the oddly calm indifference with which most Germans watched … Continue reading “Are Americans in Line for Gitmo?”

War on Terror Keeps on Giving

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. – Thomas Jefferson The United States has entered a period of unparalleled tyranny for the nation, and a shotgun blast of it is hitting us this week. No longer is … Continue reading “War on Terror Keeps on Giving”