The American People Have Been Thrown Under the Bus


According to alternative news sources – because I haven’t seen this on any major news corporations, so far – the Senate has passed S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act.  You know, the one I wrote about earlier this week that allows the president to order Americans to be arrested anywhere in the world and held without justification or due process?  The one that kills that Bill of Rights and makes the president into a dictator?  Oh, yeah, that one.  IT PASSED THE SENATE BY A MAJORITY OF 93-7.  An amendment to block the measures from being used against Americans was voted down.  Do you know what that means?  Ninety-three of our senators either don’t understand how damaging this is to the Bill of Rights or don’t give a damn.  And that is downright terrifying.

This bill gives the president dictatorial powers.  America is no longer a free republic.  We are heading headlong down the path to subservience to a government gone completely mad with power.  I, for one, refuse to sit around and watch this happen.  I want nothing more than to come home from overseas, but I refuse to live in a country where my rights are being abridged daily by the police state.

Thomas Jefferson once said that the tree of liberty occasionally needs watering with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  My friends, I think the time has arrived!

“Senate Passes Controversial Defense Bill” – The New American
“Battlefield US: Americans face arrest as war criminals under army state law” – RT
“US Senate has just passed bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America” – Salem-News

Update: 

These folks are the only seven dissenting Senators.  Think I might call them the Magnificent Seven!  The vote record number is 218, and you may find the information on Senate.gov.  The corresponding house bill is HR 1540.  Keep your eyes open, folks!  They’re going to pass this right under our noses, if they can!

Burr (R-NC)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Lee (R-UT)
Merkley (D-OR)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Rubio (R-FL)
Wyden (D-OR)

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About The Lady Libertarian
I am American, currently expatriated but hopeful about getting back home one of these days. Besides reading and writing about politics, I enjoy camping, sailing, canoeing, making pie, and traveling. I hope you'll enjoy this blog and find it informative and accessible.

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