“Thank you for coming tonight, to your Political Action update” I yelled through the bull horn. The action was spreading the word about the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. We got there at about 4pm. The action was scheduled from 3 to 7pm, so we were late. We saw the signs flying high on the corner of Wilshire and Sepulveda. We handed out fliers and talked to people that walked up and down the street. I, along with 3 others, used bull horns to communicate with the people in their cars.
In case you missed it, The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill passed by our congress and signed into law that funds our Military. This is how we fund the bullets and band aides that our troops need to fight the wars we are in. On average, other than the fact that we are funding immoral wars that hurt America rather than make us safe, the NDAA isn’t that controversial. The problem is this current NDAA bill has language in it that gives the military way more power then it’s supposed to have, according to the U.S Constitution. The current bill allows the United States Military to apprehend and detain, indefinitely, American citizens on American soil.
Yes, you read it right, gives the Military the right to apprehend Americans without due process until “hostilities” cease. According to the time frame, according to President Obama himself, the detention could last as long as 10 years. 10 years without charges, without a lawyer, without a phone call, for American citizens in America.
He does this under the guise keeping us safe from terrorists.
This treasonsist bill was brought into being by the senate. It passed the senate 93 to 7. 93 Senators voted to give the military the power to permanently detain Americans on American soil, ripping the constitution in half. 36 Senators tried to get the language out of the bill. When they failed to get the verbiage out of the NDAA bill they voted for it anyway. They decided to violate the constitution by voting for it, even after they clearly knew the wording was in the bill. It’s so bad that, at first, Obama came out against it.
The current State of the bill
The bill passed the senate. It was then passed into a joint close door joint committee in the house. It passed the house, with the verbiage still intact. It is now back in the senate waiting for a second approval. After the senate approves it again it goes up to President Obama for signing into law. As I said, the bill is so bad that Obama originally came out completely against it and said he wouldn’t sign it into law. Well President Obama has since changed his mind. He is now planning to sign the bill.
This is the information we passed out to the large crowed that passed by. Most people didn’t know anything about the NDAA. We encouraged people to google it, as they passed by. At about 7 we marched down the street. It was a successful action. We had about a hundred people out there passing out info.
We need to make sure that every American knows about the National Defense Act of 2012. We have to stop the police state from becoming legitimized in our law.
By Joshua Taylor
December 15, 2012