We’ve provided no shortage of coverage on this blog of the increasing erosion of our rights as citizens, with the recent passage of the NDAA allowing for indefinite detention of anyone, American citizen or otherwise, who is simply suspected of being a terrorist, or of providing “material support” – a dangerously vague term – for terrorist groups. I need to emphasize again, this applies to people who are suspected – not charged, not known, and certainly not convicted (one would
If you missed the debate tweets or, heaven forbid, don’t yet follow us on twitter @LionsofLiberty_, check out the summary of all our live tweets from the final GOP Debate before the Iowa caucus. The Tweets below, updated every 15 min or so: And @RonPaul gets the biggest applause! #WhatElseIsNew Not even the 1st question and we’re already being fear-mongered about Iran! Newt starts off with the cheap Christmas Plug. Too easy, Newt. Newt wants 7 3 hour debates with
70 years ago today, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, launching America full-fledged into World War II. We’ve been taught that this was a “sneak attack” and forced our peace-loving government to reluctantly enter the war. But as is so often the case, the truth always tends to come out over time. It is now public knowledge that, at a a minimum, Franklin Roosevelt had prior knowledge of this event, thanks to documents released by Freedom of Information Act Requests. Governments
We pride ourselves on our original content here at Lions of Liberty. But sometimes someone does so great a job breaking down an issue that it’s better just to pass the baton. Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com has done an excellent analysis of S. 1867 and exactly what it means in expanding the definition of the “War on Terror” as well as the military’s power to detain “suspected” terrorists, up to and including U.S. Citizens. The biggest point that Greenwald makes
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The following 61 Senators betrayed you and every other American citizen today by voting against the Udall Amendment, which would strike the provision of the National Defense Autorhization Act which allows for indefinite detention of American citizens by the military Below is the list of Senators who history will remember as amongst those who furthered us down the past of tyranny. Are any of them your Senator? Let them know what you think. Be careful though, speaking out might be
There is a bill currently in the Senate that every American should be extremely concerned about. The National Defense Authorization Act includes Section 1301, which states: “Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force…includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…Detention under the law of war without trial”. This clearly gives the power to the President and the military to detain anyone it chooses without trial.
Tonight America was blessed by YET ANOTHER GOP Presidential debate, this one sponsored by CNN and two of America’s most beloved Neoconservative (what’s Neoconservative, you ask? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, even GOP candidate Herman Cain has no idea) organizations, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. After sitting through 2 hours of this, I can sum up everything as follows: Ron Paul: We should have a foreign policy of defending the United States, and not of policing the