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While most of the American media and politicians attack Trump for his military state platform, Barack Obama laid the foundation. Americans – and the world – were oblivious to the freedom-robbing law that then-President Obama signed in 2011.
The following is from our January 2012 Trends Journal:
Martial law in the USA? Can’t happen?
It’s happened: Amerika has been decreed a war zone in which military rule can replace civilian rule.
Imagine, the United States of America, the “Land of Liberty” – a nation that intervenes around the world, overthrowing governments in the name of democracy – has robbed its own citizens of the last vestiges of their democracy!
And, if it can happen in “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” it can happen in any so-called “democracy.”
On 1 December 2011, the United States Senate voted 93 to 7 to pass into law the “National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012,” a law that effectively strips Americans of their Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights guaranteeing them “due process of law” and a “speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.”
Destroying the bedrock principle of habeas corpus – which requires the state bring a detained individual before an independent court and show just cause for imprisonment – Senate Bill 1867 explicitly grants the US military the power to indefinitely detain an American citizen without a civilian trial.
The King is Dead, Long Live the President
In brief, NDAA is a continuation of the assault upon civil liberties and further strips Americans of their constitutional rights “to have and enjoy all liberties and immunities of free and natural subjects” granted to “free men” by the Magna Carta (1215), considered one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy.
The law effectively revokes habeas corpus, which bars arbitrary imprisonment by requiring that the government present evidence to a judge or court to justify taking a person into custody… a right established and codified in England in the 17th century, which eliminated the divine right of kings and established the supremacy of parliament.
In preparing the ground for martial law, Section 1031 of the Senate bill effectively repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the military to carry out law enforcement functions on American soil – a function that previously had been the province of the police.
Again, the warning: Trends Journal subscribers are aware that government “transparency” exists in name only and on the occasions when government deigns to speak the “truth, it is in a form twisted to suit its own agendas.
History Before it Happened!
We had forecast the groundwork for complete government control over We the People had been laid following 9/11 and how the trend would increase. And it has.
While the groundwork, foundation, and structure was built by the murderous George W. Bush – who used newly granted un-Constitutional powers to launch America’s longest and still ongoing Afghan War and the Iraq War, both sold to the indelibly obedient public – Obama built on it.
In the January 2012 Trends Journal, we also wrote that among the reasons the government will declare Supreme Leadership is not only to save the people from dying of economic depression… but to start wars to save them from foreign enemies:
While martial law may be declared in order to contain real economic panic, it is certain governments will not blame themselves or the financial institutions that were jointly responsible for creating the conditions leading to economic/military martial law.
Rather, they will try to pin the problems on other nations or, if that fails, engineer a “false flag” event designed to unite the public to support the government: a rogue shoe bomber, brassiere bomber, jockey shorts bomber, shopping bag bomber, granny-in-a wheelchair bomber… or even a mad pipe bomber determined to take down the United States military and rob the nation of its “freedom and liberty.”
TREND FORECAST: As Gerald Celente has forecast, history is repeating itself: Trade Wars, Currency Wars, Great Depression, WWII.
Ninety years later: Trade Wars, Currency Wars, “Greatest Depression,” WWIII … if We the People do not Occupy Peace.
And, we will continue to point out how just as the unquestioning masses so quickly and obediently march to the COVID War, another war based on lies and promoted by politicians and sold by Presstitutes, so, too, will the majority march into the coming wars.
How Low Can You Go?
As we noted in our coverage of the quietly passed “Rights Robbing Bill” signed by President Obama, there was virtually no blowback or coverage of it despite how ruinous it is to civil liberties, freedom, and justice.
In fact, then and now media favorite, Senator Lindsey Graham, made it clear the bill robbed the people of their rights and they, the political freaks, were fully in charge… as we had written:
In pushing for passage of the NDAA, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it crystal clear that “the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the homeland.”
Suddenly, with a stroke of the Presidential pen and overwhelming support from the Senate’s “Gang of 100,” the American “homeland” became the Fatherland. From sea to shining sea, the United States was now categorized as a “battlefield.”
On 15 December 2011 (precisely 220 years to the day the Bill of Rights was ratified), the United States Senate passed the NDAA. In its final, White House-approved form, the law granted el Presidente authority to act as judge, jury, and executioner. Anyone, anywhere, at anytime could be arrested, tortured, and executed if declared an enemy of the banana republic by el Presidente of los Estados Unidos.
Again, as Obama continues to bask in the glow as America’s favorite Con-Mander in Chief, forgotten are his “I’m really good at killing people” murderous drone strikes and the wars he launched and supported throughout his presidency.
Back then, and now, the media gave Barack “the Nobel Piece of Crap Prize Winner” Obama a free ride to kill, lie… and destroy liberty, love, joy, and beauty at home and abroad.
Additionally, this is from our January 2011 Trends Journal:
No Peep from the Presstitutes
What should have been: “Extra! Extra! Read All About It!” with headlines blaring, “President Granted Dictatorial Powers: Bill of Rights Repealed!” barely made it into the media.
The New York Times, self-proclaimed “Newspaper of Record,” relegated the story to the bottom of page A31 under the who-gives-a-damn headline: “$662 Billion Military Bill Is Approved by Congress.”
From the rest of the so-called “liberal” mainstream media, there was mostly silence and hardly noticed by its normally vocal lefty chorus… who, along with the lefties on the street, would have been shouting, screaming, and Bush-bashing had it been the former Republican President advocating for this new “Bill of No Rights.”
But those spineless, gutless, tree-hugging, non-violent, quiche-eating, intellectually superior “liberals” – still blindly devoted to Obama – conjured up endless excuses when he took actions that out-Bushed arch-villain George W. Bush. Rather than acknowledge their hero-in-chief was a traitor to the country, a liar, and betrayer of his stated principles, the “lefties” refuse to face the facts.
And the fact is, the Obama administration threatened to veto the legislation if it did not explicitly include language to permit the indefinite detention of American citizens.
TREND FORECAST: We are living in perilous times.
Again, we repeat, as economies decline, be it in the U.S. or nations across the globe, the semblance of democracy that currently exists will be destroyed by increasingly dictatorial governments.
Just as politicians abrogated constitutions and declared supreme power in launching their COVID War, they will continue to rob the people of their rights under the guise of restoring law and order when civil unrest escalates.