Monthly Archives: August 2012

Recipe for Chaos: What the Left and George Soros Plan for the RNC

It’s going to be a powder-keg in Tampa at the RNC if George Soros has anything to say about it. Soros bankrolled the 69-page ACLU report titled Rights and Wrongs at the RNC after the 2004 Republican Convention in New York City which detailed the extensive legal campaign the ACLU waged to suppress the police’s ability to keep order during anti-RNC protests. This was nothing new for Soros, who has been a major donor supporting the ACLU’s wars against law enforcement.

Now that very same report has become the blueprint for the tactics various leftist groups mean to employ in disrupting the RNC through intimidation and violence. Among the leftists protesting will be hordes of motley Occupiers, political puppeteers, Teamsters, Code Pink activists dressed as giant female body parts, open-borders extremists, vegan Marxists, and tattooed anarchists.

One plan is to erect a tent city called “Romneyville” alongside protests against any companies assisted by Bain Capital. These attacks mean to portray Romney as a heartless capitalist.




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“A Powerful Movie” …Dr. Thomas Sowell on “2016…”The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”

Dr. Thomas Sowell

Years, and sometimes decades, pass between my visits to movie theaters. But I drove 30 miles to see the movie “2016,” based on Dinesh D’Souza‘s best-selling book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.” Where I live is so politically correct that such a movie would not even be mentioned, much less shown.

Every seat in the theater was filled, even though there had been an earlier showing that day, and more showings were scheduled for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it.

The audience was riveted. You could barely hear a sound from them, or detect a movement, and certainly not smell popcorn. Yet the movie had no bombast, no violence, no sex and no spectacular visual effects.

The documentary itself was fascinating, as Dinesh D’Souza presented the story of Barack Obama’s life and view of the world, in a very conversational sort of way, illustrating it with visits to people and places around the world that played a role in the way Obama’s ideas and beliefs evolved.

It was refreshing to see how addressing adults as adults could be effective, in an age when so many parts of the media address the public as if they were children who need a constant whirlwind of sounds and movements to keep them interested.

Dinesh D’Souza’s own perspective, as someone born in India who came to America and became an American, provided a special insight into the way people from the Third World often perceive or misperceive the United States and the Western world.

That Third World perspective is Obama’s perspective, D’Souza demonstrates in this documentary, as in his book — and it is a perspective that is very foreign to that of most Americans, which may be why some believe that Obama was born elsewhere.

D’Souza is convinced that the president was born in Hawaii, as he claims, but argues that not only Obama’s time living in Indonesia and his emotionally charged visits to his father’s home in Africa, have had a deep and impassioned effect on his thinking.

The story of Barack Obama, however, is not just the story of how one man came to be the way he is.


It is a much larger story about how millions of Americans came to vote for, and some to idolize, a man whose fundamental beliefs and values are so different from their own.

For every person who sees Obama as somehow foreign there are many others who see him as a mainstream American political figure — and an inspiring one.

This D’Souza attributes to Barack Obama’s great talents in rhetoric, and his ability to project an image that resonates with most Americans, however much that image may differ from, or even flatly contradict, the reality of Obama’s own ideological view of the world.

What is that ideological view?

The Third World, or anti-colonial, view is that the rich nations have gotten rich by taking wealth from the poor nations. It is part of a much larger vision, in which the rich in general have gotten rich by taking from the poor, whether in their own country or elsewhere.

Whatever its factual weaknesses, it is an emotionally powerful vision, to which many people have dedicated their lives, and for which some have even risked their lives. Some of these people appear in this documentary movie, as they have appeared throughout the formative phases of Barack Obama’s life.

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is just the most visible and vocal of a long line of such people who played crucial roles in Obama’s evolution. When Jeremiah Wright thundered about how “white folks’ greed runs a world in need,” he captured the essence of the Third World or anti-colonial vision.

But many of the other mentors, allies, family and friends of Barack Obama over the years were of the same mindset, as this documentary demonstrates.

More important, the movie “2016” demonstrates how so many of Obama’s actions as President of the United States, which D’Souza had predicted on the basis of his study of Obama’s background, are perfectly consistent with that ideology, however inconsistent it is with the rhetoric that gained him the highest office in the land.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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First It Was The Democrat’s Edwards Adultery : Now Its Barry Soetoro / Obama Treason : New Evidence Obama Eligibility


U.S. Supreme Court : We Are Evading Eligibility!

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Hawaiian elections official who claims the White House is lying about Barack Obama being born in Hawaiiand that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate even exists for the president in the state is now featured in a cover story in Globe Magazine, repeating the allegations originally revealed by WND.

Tim Adams, 45, who was senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu during the 2008 presidential campaign, is the basis of the report, with a banner headline reading: “Bombshell new evidence. Obama was not born in U.S.”

The Globe begins its account by stating, “A former Hawaii records official is sending shock waves through Washington, D.C., by revealing there is absolutely no birth certificate for Barack Obama! The bombshell revelation backs up long-standing claims that Obama – who insists he was born in a Honolulu hospital – really took his first breath in Kenya, and, as a result, violates the U.S. Constitution’s requirements for the president to be a ‘natural born’ American.”

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The Globe, a South Florida-based tabloid, is the first print publication to pick up the story initially posted online by WND June 10.

In fact, in every instance of a quotation from Adams, the tabloid appears to have simply copied Adams’ comments to WND verbatim, without ever mentioning the remarks originated with a WND interview.

For instance, Adams is quoted as saying, “I had direct access to the Social Security database, the national crime computer, state driver’s license information, international passport information, basically just about anything you can imagine to get someone’s identity,” a word-for-word replication of the WND story. “There is no birth certificate.”


Other than Adams’ repeated remarks, the Globe did not quote any named sources with new information. It did, however, publish comments from someone it referred to as a “Beltway insider” who noted, “This is huge, and it’s got a lot of people in Washington worried. If these comments turn out to be the smoking gun everyone has been talking about from the beginning, Obama will have some very serious problems on his hands.”

Tim Adams, the former senior elections clerk for Honolulu, says President Obama was “definitely” not born in Hawaii, and a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not exist in the state.

The Globe says, “Experts say Obama wouldn’t qualify to be president if he was born in Kenya because his late father, Barack Obama Sr., was not a U.S. citizen.”

Adams, a Hillary Clinton supporter, has told WND that even despite his assertion Obama was not born inHawaii in direct contradiction of White House claims, he personally believes Obama is a U.S. citizen who iseligible to hold the office of president, and thinks people questioning Obama’s qualifications may be racist against blacks.

The Globe also notes Adams’ former boss, Glen Takahashi, elections administrator for Honolulu, is disputing the Adams’ allegations, saying the senior clerk had no access to birth records.

Adams told WND, “They may say, ‘We don’t have access to that.’ The regular workers don’t, the ones processing ballots; but the people in administration do. I was the one overseeing the work of the people doing the balloting.”

Adams stressed he was a manager at the elections office, saying, “I had a secretary, private office, two assistants and about 50 temp workers [under me].”

“The temporary status of my GS-15 level contract was not some temp agency worker,” he told WND. “The current manager of the office [is] a lady who has worked there for about a decade – eight of those years she was on the same contract I possessed – [as] they are renewed annually following performance reviews. Getting a permanent, civil-service position is something that requires lots of hard work and time in a city like Honolulu, where everyone is competing for these secure, well-paying jobs. Glen [Takahashi] won’t say I’m a liar, but I have inadvertently caused him quite a bit of trouble.”

Adams previously told WND he expects his former co-workers still working in the elections office to say little, if anything, about the non-existent birth certificate because they fear for their jobs.

“If you’re working in the civil service and you say this, you’re done,” Adams said. “Don’t expect to have a good career, especially since the governor is on the other side. Embarassing them is not good for your career.”

The Globe’s insider noted, “Of course, officials in Hawaii are going to go out of their way to discredit this guy. But no matter what the White House tries to do, this whole thing just won’t go away. It’s ugly and it promises to keep getting worse.”

Word of the magazine’s coverage has some people online suggesting copies of the magazine get strategically placed in public locations.

One comment states: “We need to buy at least 5 copies to leave in conspicuous places like the doctor’s office when you visit ; (be creative!) take it, be reading and once you get up to leave then leave a copy for someone else to ‘enlighten’ themselves.”

Last August, the Globe ran another cover story proclaiming Obama’s “official birth document” a fake, and repeated that assertion in its current issue, dated July 12, 2010.

This new edition also prominently displays what it calls “a damning photo of Obama in Kenya with relatives.”

“Snapped in 1987,” the magazine says, “some people believe it offers more proof that the president was born in his father’s African homeland.”

“This is the picture that will haunt Obama,” the Globe’s insider predicts. “There is no escaping the claims he was born in Kenya. His family lives there. He visits there. There is no birth certificate. It’s a big problem.”

Since WND’s original story, Adams has said he’s willing to testify in court about the matter, and he appeared on an ABC television affiliate to reiterate his claims.

His direct contradiction of the White House storyline that Obama was born in Hawaii has sparked detractors to attack him personally online and on the air in a vicious smear campaign.

During the summer of 2008, there were conflicting reports Obama had been born at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, as well asthe Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children, also located in the capital city. So Adams says his office checked with both facilities.

“They told us, ‘We don’t have a birth certificate for him,’” he said. “They told my supervisor, either by phone or by e-mail, neither one has a document that a doctor signed off on saying they were present at this man’s birth.”


“In my professional opinion, [Obama] definitely was not born in Hawaii. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that he was not born inHawaii because there is no legal record of him being born there. If someone called and asked about it, I could not tell them that person was born in the state.”

No Hawaiian hospital has provided documented confirmation that Obama was born at its facility.

WND’s original report about Adams’ claims has been made into a YouTube video that went viral, getting well over half a million hits:

To date, Obama himself has still not provided simple, incontrovertible proof of his exact birthplace. That information would be included on his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate, which Obama has steadfastly refused to release amid a flurry of conflicting reports.

The White House has only proffered on the Internet a “Certification of Live Birth” to assert he was born in Hawaii, but that document was available to children not born in Hawaii at the time of Obama’s birth.

Many people remain unaware a child could be born somewhere else and still receive a Hawaii Certification of Live Birth. State law specifically allows “an adult or the legal parents of a minor child” to apply to the health department and, upon unspecified proof, be given the birth document.

“Anyone can get that [Certification of Live Birth],” said Adams. “They are normally given if you give birth at home or while traveling overseas. We have a lot of Asian population [in Hawaii]. It’s quite common for people to come back and get that.”

As WND reported last July, the Kapi’olani Medical Center trumpeted – then later concealed – a letter allegedly written by President Obama in which he ostensibly declares his birth at the facility.

A photograph taken by the Kapi’olani Medical Center for WND shows a letter allegedly written by President Obama on embossed White House stationery in which he declares the Honolulu hospital to be “the place of my birth.” The hospital, after publicizing the letter then refusing to confirm it even existed, is now vouching for its authenticity, but not its content. The White House has yet to verify any aspect of the letter.

“As a beneficiary of the excellence of the Kapi’olani Medical Center – the place of my birth – I am pleased to add my voice to your chorus of supporters,” Obama purportedly wrote.

This excerpt from the alleged Obama letter is perhaps the first formal declaration from the president about his exact birthplace. The White House has still not confirmed if the letter or its contents are authentic.

But the authenticity of that letter remains in doubt. Since WND raised questions about the veracity of the letter itself and its content, the White House has refused to say if the message is real and if its text originated with the president.

Besides his actual birth documentation, documentation that remains concealed for Obama includes kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.

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We are working with conservative Oregonians and informing them about a disaster that is falling on their children and grandchildren. Working on this issue in Oregon brought to light the fact that regardless of whether or not the repeal of Obamacare or the overturn of Roe v. Wade this issue is worse.

Oregon is a bastion of communist leadership and at the top is Governor Dr. John Kitzhauber. The Governor was successful in getting his Oregon Health Authority established, drawing up a plan, getting a waiver from President Obama, and securing a commitment for 1.9 Billion dollars. The money is yet to pass to Oregon, because we want to see all the dangling strings.

We have a team of people studying what we call ‘Obama Tax/Kitz Care’ A team of concerned citizens are in the process of studying the entire legislation from a layman’s perspective.

STERILIZATION is one of the key policies uncovered by this plan. Here is how it works:

This is how it works in Obama-care whether your young or old.
Remember this is Socialized medicine that has never worked. Furthermore it was the byproduct of Dr. Quentin Young, Obama’s personal physician and an avowed Marxist. Source: Loudon, Trevor Barack Obama and the Enemies Within
The evidence for this connection is laid out in 80 or more references of the book.

Oregon so called model health care system is also Socialized Medicine and came from the same Marxist ideology promoted by Dr. John Kitzhauber.

The patient is designated a recipient.

Section 8 (1) (c) HB 3860 Enrolled provides a member care team that includes:
     A qualified peer wellness specialist

     A personal health navigator

     An Interpreter..

   A Personal Healthcare Advocate

     Oh did I forget: A Doctor.

The recipient is subjected to behavior modification to accept what centralized governments prescribe for their benefit for example, a harmful procedure such as sterilization.

Video: Team Pressure for Behavior Modification

After being indoctrinated at public school by Planned Parenthood and taking into account the age and maturity of the child. How do you think the child will react? Remember we are talking about children as young as 12 years old, acting at the age of 15 without parental consent or knowledge.

When the student is properly indoctrinated and declared a recipient they are turned over to a Doctor specializing in abortion, sterilization and yes, put a plastic bag over your parents head as was so efficiently done in Pol Pot‘s regime in Cambodia’s killing fields. The student will follow what they are told about group behavior for the good of the planet and civilization.

The Doctor follows the instructions on the form. The recipient signs and approves the Sterilization. The Doctor approves and conducts the operation.

Plan of Action:

1.) We must start spreading the word in every network we individually to which we have access.

2.) Do not be deflected by excuses and explanation especially by CCO representatives or people from government health care organizations. In Oregon, they are waiting for a 1.9 Billion grant to fund this program and that money will come with strings attached.

3.) Urge the candidates for public office to repeal Obama-care as part of their expectations in office.

4.) Do not support or vote for any candidate who approved any form of Obama-care.

5.) Who supported the Obama-care program in Congress:

Congressman Kurt Schrader
Congressman Pete DeFazio
Congressman Earl Blumenhauer
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamichi (while a member of the Oregon Legislature.)

6.) Who supported the Oregon Healthcare Program

All Democrats without exception.

All Republicans except Representative Jim Weidner. If you wonder how this could happen without a whimper. Its called Pelosium, a dreaded disease caused by elected officials not reading what they are voting on.

In Polk County the following Commissioners:

Commissioner Craig Pope, Jennifer Wheeler and Mike Ainsworth (Chairman).

In Marion County the following Commissioners:

Janet Carlson, the leader of the pack who doesn’t know the length of a line.

Sam Brentano, a Conservative who took the elevator ride.\

Only Commissioner Patti Milne voted no due to experience in the Oregon Legislature fighting Dr. Kitzhauber Marxist philosophy of Health care.

Our family and everything you instinctively knew about freedom is instantly terminated, meaning there are no genetic offspring’s with these traits. That is now permitted in Oregon and will soon follow every state in America even after Obamacare is passed into law.

The credit for revealing this monster lies with Sabrina Gladstone CNS News.

Other links include:

Rodney R Stubbs

Managing Director

Pacific Freedom Foundation

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How I Became George Obama’s ‘Brother’ (Instead of his real brother…Barack)

How I became George Obama‘s ‘brother’   By

Published August 16, 2012

A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George.  He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition.  He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills.  Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill.  So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union.  He was profusely grateful.  But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?”  He said, “I have no one else to ask.”  Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”

Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States.  (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.)  George’s brother is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world.  Moreover, George’s brother has framed his re-election campaign around the “fair share” theme that we owe obligations to those who are less fortunate.  

One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.”  Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help.  

 So much for spreading the wealth around.

Obama’s refusal to help George is especially surprising because George doesn’t just live in American-style poverty but rather in Third World poverty.  He lives in a shanty in the Huruma slum in Nairobi.  He gets by on a few dollars a month.  Obama also has an aunt named Hawa Auma, his father’s sister, who ekes out a living selling coal on the streets of a small village in Kenya.  She says she would like to have her teeth fixed, but she cannot afford it.  Obama hasn’t offered to help her either.

What’s going on here?  Why is President Obama so hesitant to help family members in need?

A couple of years ago, George teamed up with a British journalist Damien Lewis and the two of them published George’s story in a book called “Homeland.” Yet according to Lewis, shortly before the book’s publication in America, the publisher Simon & Schuster decided to shred the entire print run, more than 20,000 copies.  Lewis tried unsuccessfully to get an explanation from Simon & Schuster but to no avail.  He now suspects that the White House convinced Simon & Schuster that George’s story might prove embarrassing to the president.  

In 2010, George also applied for a visa to come to the United States and was refused.   While George confesses that in his younger years he was a delinquent, he has never been convicted of any crime.  Moreover, he has a very good reason to visit the United States: his mother Jael Otieno lives in Atlanta.  So why would the U. S. embassy in Nairobi refuse a tourist visa to the brother of the president who just wants to spend time with his mother?

In the past few days, an article has been circulating on the web that depicts George as a social undesirable.  First published in the London Daily Mail, the article portrays George as a habitual drunk and philanderer.  I spent a day with George this past February while interviewing him for my documentary film 2016: Obama’s America.  I can attest that George is not an innocent.  If he had been, he would not have survived life in the Huruma slum.  Yes, George is street smart and cunning and I did smell alcohol on his breath.  

But so what?  George may be a drinker and a skirt-chaser but, as becomes clear from his book, he is also a survivor.  He has overcome his past as a gang-member and petty thief and now works as the organizer of a slum soccer league.  He is trying to uplift himself, and he is trying to help slum kids aspire to a better life.   On balance, Lewis assures me, “George is not a bad guy.  He is on the side of the angels.”  

But even if Lewis is wrong, and George exhibits some harmful cultural pathologies, the liberal argument—one that Obama himself makes in his book “The Audacity of Hope” — is that the cultural pathologies of the poor are themselves the product of social disadvantage.  

Barack Obama Jr. first met George in 1987, when George was five years old.  He met George again in 2006 when he visited Kenya as a U.S. Senator from Illinois; George was then in his early twenties.  Had Obama helped George along the way, perhaps this young man would not have ended up dirt-poor and living such a degraded life.

So what’s the real story here?  Where’s George Obama’s “fair share”?  George’s tragic situation exposes President Obama as a hypocrite.  Here is a man who demands that others pay higher taxes to help the poor—even poor people who are not related to them—while Obama himself refuses to help a close relative like George.  

Yet I believe there is a deeper explanation that goes beyond hypocrisy for why Obama wants nothing to do with George.   After all, it would cost Obama so little to raise George out of poverty, and yet he won’t do it.  This isn’t mere negligence; it suggests an active animus.   The reason for that animus emerges in George’s book and also in my interview with George in the film 2016.  In that interview, George rejects the anti-colonial philosophy that was espoused by Barack Obama Sr.   This is the “dream from my father” that President Obama celebrates in his own autobiography.   

From the record of their lives and writings, it’s clear that Barack Obama Sr. and Barack Obama Jr. both share the anti-colonial view that blames Western colonial exploitation for the poverty and suffering of the Third World.  Yet George doesn’t buy it.  He observes that at the time of its independence in the early 1960s “Kenya was on an economic par with Malaysia or Singapore.   Look where we are now, and where they are.  They’re practically developed and industrialized, while Kenya is still a basket case.” George believes that poor countries should take responsibility for their own situation.  “What’s our excuse for failure?  We don’t have one.  We’ve only got ourselves to blame.”  

Incredible though it seems, George Obama is, within the context of his own society, a conservative.  He doesn’t worship at the shrine of Barack Obama Sr. and he espouses an ideology diametrically opposed to that of his father and his famous brother.  George has experienced first-hand the empty rhetoric of the two Baracks, and he rejects it based on his actual experience of Third World poverty.

No wonder President Obama despises George, doesn’t want him around, doesn’t care to hear George’s views circulated in America, and won’t lift a finger to help him even when George’s son is in the hospital.  

So that’s why George Obama felt he had to call me.  He had no one else to call.  He reached out to me in his time of need because he felt he couldn’t call on his real life sibling living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  

That’s how I got to be, if only metaphorically and for a short time, George Obama’s “brother.”

Dinesh D’Souza, narrator and co-director of the film “2016 – Obama’s America,” is also the author of the new book “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream,” published this week by Regnery


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Who is Paul Ryan? Does a 42 y/o Congressman Have What it Takes to Swim With the Sharks? Watch him School Obama on Obamacare, then Decide

Rep. Paul Ryan is a man the liberals painted a target on and started calling stupid almost immediately after he showed up in Washington. Why? For the simple reason that they were afraid of him because he possesses the ability to figure out and then explain in a way that everyone can understand the ins and outs of even the most complex legislation. You know the type even if you don’t know much about him: He is the guy who is 3-4 moves ahead of everyone else and not afraid to speak up everytime he sees something that isn’t right. The best part about Rep. Ryan is whenever he engages the opposition in converation or debate, he has a knack for always knowing how to best articulate/defend his position and point out everything that’s wrong with yours. When he opens his mouth, you always know he is going to tell you the truth and let the chips fall where they may.   

When I heard he was going to be on the ticket with Romney in November, my first thought was dread, especially after seeing how the press had treated Governor Palin in 2008. After taking some time to vet him and review some of his legislation…any question I had about Rep. Ryan’s abilities and handle on the issues disappeared immediately. Here is a short you tube clip of Rep. Ryan schooling Barrachio on the true costs of Obamacare. Spend the next few minuteswatching this clip and then please feel free to post your comments and impressions etc, and tell me what you think!

Here is the video

Here is Paul Ryan tactfully explaining to Obama, and a packed room that


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US Attorneys Refuse to Assure Judge That They Are Not Already Detaining Citizens Under NDAA

The Daily Cloudt today ran this interesting and ver disurbing article on the continued arrogance by representatives of the Obama administration as they thumbed their noses at a federal injunction and a federal court judge. How could anyone with a working brain even consider voting for this fraud!  Read it and weep for all of the men women and children who gave their lives to protect the same exact freedoms that Obama has stripped us all of by a simple Executive Order making himself King, Dictator, Fuhrer, and homicidal Despot  with the stroke of his own pen. by

By Tangerine Bolen

8-9-2012 4:30pm

The US government seems determined to have the power to do away with due process and Americans’ right to a trial.

I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the President the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants, without charge or trial. In May, following a March hearing, Judge Katherine Forrest issued an injunction against it; this week, in a final hearing in New York City, US government lawyers essentially asserted even more extreme powers – the power to entirely disregard the Judge and the law. Indeed, on Monday, August 6, Obama’s lawyers filed an appeal to the injunction – a profoundly important development that as of this writing has been scarcely reported.

In the March hearing, the US lawyers had confirmed that yes, the NDAA does give the President the power to lock up people like journalist Chris Hedges and peaceful activists like myself and other plaintiffs. Government attorneys have stated on record that even war correspondents could be locked up indefinitely under the NDAA. Judge Katherine Forrest had ruled for a temporary injunction against an unconstitutional provision in this law – after government attorneys refused to provide assurances to the court that plaintiffs and others would not be indefinitely detained for engaging in first amendment activities. Twice the government has refused to define what it means to be an “associated force”, and it claimed the right to refrain from offering any clear definition of this term, or clear boundaries of power under this law. This past week’s hearing was even more terrifying: incredibly, in this hearing, Obama’s attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA’s provision – one that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial — has not been applied by the US government anywhere in the world — AFTER Judge Forrest’s injunction. In other words, they were saying to a US judge that they could not or would not state whether Obama’s government had complied with the legal injunction that she had lain down before them.

To this, Judge Forrest responded that if the provision has indeed been applied, the United States government itself will be in contempt of court. Government attorneys also, in this hearing, again presented no evidence to support their position — and brought forth no witnesses.

I have mixed feelings about suing my government, and in particular, my president, over the National Defense Authorization Act. I voted for Obama. I even had an Obama dance; and I could not stop crying for joy and pride the night he was elected. I defended him for over two years.

But no longer. The US public often ignores his actual failings, and more importantly, entirely ignores how, when it comes to the “war on terror”, the US government as a whole has been deceitful, reckless, even murderous. We lost nearly 3000 people on 9/11. Then we allowed the Bush administration to lie and force us into war with a country that had nothing to do with that terrible day: we killed between several hundred thousand and one million Iraqi citizens, caused vast harm to our own soldiers and gutted this nation’s treasury for a war that never should have happened. Given these crimes, it is no wonder that Bush, Obama, and the US Congress appear now to be far more interested in enacting misguided, “boogieman in every corner” “war on terror” policies that distract citizens from investigating the truth about what we’ve done, and what we’ve become, since 9/11.

I, like many in this fight, am now afraid of my government. We have good reason to be. Due to the NDAA, Chris Hedges, Kai Wargalla, the other plaintiffs and I are squarely in the crosshairs of a “war on terror” that has been an excuse to undermine liberties, trample the US Constitution, destroy mechanisms of accountability and transparency, and cause irreparable harm to millions. Several of my co-plaintiffs know well the harassment and harm that they incur from having dared openly to defy the US government’s narrative: court testimony included government subpoenas of private bank records of Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, Wargalla’s account of having been listed as a ‘terrorist group”, and Hedges’ concern that he would be included as a “belligerent” in the NDAA’s definition of the term – because he interviews members of outlawed groups as a reporter – a concern that the US attorneys refused on the record to allay. Other advocates have had email accounts consistently hacked, and often find their electronic communications corrupted in transmission – some emails vanish altogether – a now-increasing form of pressure that supporters of state surveillance and intervention in the internet often fail to consider.


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