Obama Sponsoring Privileged Corruption

Obama hides behind legalities to build iron presidency and support government corruption.

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JUNE 21, 2012

It was just a matter of time after Barack Obama took office for the public to find out about his real deal, and it took less time than with previous presidents. The man who came in promising change, jobs, transparency and a great economy, not only has failed at everything, but also reminded us all that we are not out of the woods when it comes to men who love to build iron castles to hide their support for a powerful Executive Office. As his predecessor once said: “Fool me once is on me, fool me twice is on you.” Americans were fooled again, and so was the world.

After criticizing George W. Bush for his overreach of power — and with reason — during the political campaign of 2008, Obama decided to follow on his tracks to make an ever more powerful Executive branch; one that does not need Congress or the opinion of the people who elected him to make decisions, but the permission of the United Nations and NATO, as Obama himself during several press conferences and speeches. The same talking point came out of the Leon Panetta’s mouth in congressional hearings. “We can’t wait” is the excuse given by the imperial presidency of Barack Obama, who justifies his unilateral actions by saying Congress doesn’t act, so he has the obligation to use his privilege to write executive order to create ‘laws’.

Both Republicans and Democrats have always stood in the way when a president had a ‘signature’ plan in mind to improve the country, but never has a president declared war on the Constitution, the American people and the rest of the world as Barack Obama has done up until today. Mr. Obama has built upon George Bush’s work that began by declaring the so-called war on terror, pushing the Patriot Act and bailing out foreign banks with his TARP legislation. Obama has declared citizens are enemy combatants, even on US soil, grabbed an nonexistent right to assassinate them if he decides is his best interests and has put troops on the streets of the country as no president has done for the past 30 years. While Obama preaches regime change for lawfully elected world leaders, he crushes his own citizens at home.

In the latest example of political and moral deceit, Obama has decided to concede  US Attorney General, Eric Holder executive privilege on documents related to the Fast&Furious gun-running program. Under Fast&Furious, the US government send thousands of fire arms to Mexican Drug Cartels in a supposed attempt to learn about drug and money trafficking from Mexico to North America. But as congressional investigation and alternative media revelations have shown, the US government’s dealings with Mexican drug organizations is nothing else than arms trade between the cartels and the drug-running, money-laundering US government. Some of the fire arms that made their way into Mexico were responsible for the murder of US Border Patrol officer Brian Terry and hundreds of innocent people on the Mexican side of the border.

Congressman Darrell Issa recently announced the start of an official voting process to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress after he decided not to provide sensible documents about Fast&Furious which Obama has now hidden behind his shameless executive privilege. The House Oversight Committee was informed Wednesday morning about Obama’s legitimation of government corruption regarding the Fast&Furious programs, to which Darrell Issa responded that “this untimely assertion by the Justice Department falls short of any reason to  delay today’s proceedings”. Issa, who has questioned Holder in several occasions, accused the Justice Department of trying to have the investigation into the Fast&Furious scandal closed. Apparently, Holder had promised to hand over some documents related to the operation, but Issa said he could not accept that  deal.

After being pressed to the limit, Holder contradicted himself a number of times about what he knew, when he knew it and how he learned about Fast&Furious. In an effort to try to avoid more public scrutiny, Holder’s Justice Department requested in a letter addressed to Obama to keep the incriminating documents related to the gun-running operation secret. Obama rapidly granted his request. “We regret that we have arrived at this point, after the many steps  we have taken to address the committee’s concerns and to accommodate the  committee’s legitimate oversight interests regarding Operation Fast and  Furious,” said Deputy Attorney General James Cole. “Although we are deeply disappointed that the committee  appears intent on proceeding with a contempt vote, the department remains willing to work with the committee to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution  of the outstanding issues.”

A significant fact about Obama’s decision to use his executive privilege to hide the Fast&Furious documents is that this is Obama’s first assertion of such privilege. The reason for his acceptance is that Fast&Furious has the potential to bring down Eric Holder and even Obama himself. From all the fire arms that ‘walked’ into Mexico under Fast&Furious, the US government allegedly lost 2,000. How did the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), the agency coordinating with the Department of Justice the Fast&Furious operation lost 2,000 weapons is still unknown. These and other details have been kept secret by DOJ. “The documents responsive to the remaining subpoena items pertain to sensitive law enforcement activities, including ongoing criminal investigations and prosecutions, or were generated by department officials in the course of responding to Congressional investigations or media inquiries about this matter that are generally not appropriate for disclosure,” said James Cole.

In addition to hiding the details related to Fast&Furious, Obama signed statements saying that Congress could not declare it unconstitutional for him to have ‘czars’, increased the number of decisions made by himself alone regarding domestic policy, including sponsoring government violence against taxpayers by forcing them to buy health insurance from a government program, reaffirmed the right of the US government to carry out torture, enabled and agreed on the continuation of government spying on the American people through the communications infrastructure, drones and satellites, and so on. In other words, Obama is doing exactly what George W. Bush did during his two term presidency, which in the eyes of many Democrats were actions proper of a dictator, not a president. “Obama’s not saying he has the right to defy a Congressional statute. But if the legislative path is blocked and he otherwise has the legal authority to issue an executive order on an issue, they are clearly much more willing to do that now than two years ago,” said Richard H. Pildes to the New York Times.

In some of Obama’s most recent acts of defiance to the US Constitution and Congressional oversight, he directed the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, and last week he announced he would legalize foreigners who came to the US illegally. “I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer,” said Obama in one of his speeches as he flashed a banner with the message “We Can’t Wait”. “When Congress refuses to act and — as a result — hurts our economy and puts people at risk, I have an obligation as president to do what I can without them.” The problem is that all that Obama has accomplish through his unilateral decisions has been to erode the US Constitution — just as his predecessors did — without having any positive outcome. In fact, due to the violence generated by programs like Fast&Furious both in Mexico and the US, government agencies and the main stream media often request tighter restrictions on civil liberties and individual rights. Coincidence? Not likely.

Ofensas Impugnables de Obama y el Congreso de los EE.UU.

El tiempo para informar y educar se ha terminado. Ha llegado el momento de responsabilizar al gobierno por sus acciones inconstitucionales.

POR LUIS R. MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | 15 ABRIL 2012

“El gobierno no es razón, no es elocuencia, es fuerza, como el fuego, un siervo molesto y un amo temible.” ¿Cómo pudo George Washington dar en el clavo tan claramente? Todo lo que destaca al gobierno en la sociedad moderna es el uso de la fuerza para imponer políticas irracionales y normas — no leyes — para poner freno a la libertad personal y los derechos individuales. No estoy hablando del gobierno de la gente, por supuesto, pero el gobierno controlado por las corporaciones, el gobierno fascista.

Cuando dos poderes del Estado, en cualquier tipo gobierno — una república, una tiranía, una nación socialista, un país comunista y así sucesivamente — no están controlados por las personas que le dieron el derecho de existir, sino por los intereses corporativos, esto resulta en lo que vemos cada vez más hoy en día en países como Estados Unidos, Canadá, Brasil, China, Reino Unido y Rusia, por citar algunos. Cuando la oficina del presidente y las oficinas del Congreso son puertas giratorias para que los títeres corporativos entren y salgan a placer, la responsabilidad del gobierno se pierde.

Si las personas permiten que esto suceda y que continúe sin ningún tipo de controles y equilibrios, el gobierno se convertirá en el tipo de monstruo invencible que va a transformar cualquier profecía en la peor pesadilla. Esta es la etapa donde estamos ahora, no importa donde usted vive. El control corporativo del gobierno ha pasado de ser raro a ser absoluto. El gobierno controlado por las corporaciones tiene muchas caras, entre ellas: el comunismo, el socialismo y el fascismo. Todos estos estilos fueron creaciones de las antiguas escuelas de pensamiento que vieron la oportunidad de convertirse en Dueños a través de la división, la balcanización y la conquista. Esas antiguas escuelas de pensamiento se convirtieron en una tecnocracia perversa del siglo XXI que ahora está casi en control del planeta en case un 100 por ciento.

Es porque la humanidad ha perdido de vista lo que el gobierno debe hacer y no debe hacer, que ahora la gente tiene que hacer su debida diligencia, la que debería haber hecho hace muchos años. Es hora de poner frenos y contrapesos al gobierno. Muchos años han pasado desde que millones de individuos se despertaron a los abusos del Estado controlado por las corporaciones en todas sus formas y manifestaciones. Las empresas se volvieron más poderosas con la complacencia del aparato estatal, como tumores rampantes que nunca fueron tratados, y mucho menos curados. La apatía y la ignorancia, alimentó esos tumores al igual que cualquier toxicidad de la quimioterapia hace en un cuerpo humano, excepto que esta toxicidad es la toxicidad social. Personas conformadas, ignorantes y apáticas permitieron a los tumores diseminarse por todo el ‘cuerpo social’ y ahora, el cáncer se encuentra en la etapa 3, avanzando sin retraso alguno.

El único medicamento disponible ayudar a curar la podredumbre del “cuerpo social” es una acción rápida, pero decisiva. El tiempo para informar y educar se ha terminado. Los que no están con nosotros se han de quedar atrás para que la minoría informada pueda actuar. La acción debe comenzar donde se originó el cáncer desde hace mucho tiempo.

Le guste o no a muchos, los Estados Unidos fue durante muchas décadas — no por casualidad — artificialmente sostenido como la casa blanca y brillante en la colina. Fue allí que el fascismo moderno comenzó. Las palabras de Dave Mustane: “Usted toma a un hombre mortal, y lo pone en control, lo ve convertirse en un dios, y luego ves las cabezas rodar.” Este escenario se repite una y otra vez tanto en el gobierno como en las corporaciones privadas. Dada la posición privilegiada de los Estados Unidos en el mundo de hoy, a pesar de la decadencia en la que se encuentra hoy, es en los Estados Unidos donde se llevará a cabo la principal batalla para frenar la tiranía corporativa. Sin duda, es allí donde muchos han conseguido inspiración para convertirse en poderosos y ricos, y no necesariamente para bien.

Después de la aprobación de leyes tales como el NAFTA, el CAFTA, la Ley Patriota, la Autorización de Defensa John Warner, El Proyecto de Ley de Seguridad Cibernética, la Ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional, el ACTA, y muchos otros proyectos de ley que básicamente hacen que la Constitución sea ilegalmente omitida, tanto en el Congreso de los EE.UU. como el presidentes de ese país, quienes participaron en la aprobación de dichas leyes, deben ser responsabilizados. La acción ha comenzado, aunque se necesita mucho apoyo. En respuesta al irrespeto que Barack Obama, su gabinete y el propio Congreso han demostrado hacia la Constitución, el representante Walter Jones recientemente introdujo la Resolución 107, un proyecto de ley que busca hacer cumplir lo que las leyes que ya están en vigencia  condenan y prohíben expresamente, pero que los congresistas cómplices y de hecho el pueblo estadounidense ha dejado de aplicar: Que es inconstitucional que un presidente de EE.UU. lleve a cabo acciones militares sin previa declaración de guerra por parte del Congreso, con lo cual la se convierte al presidente de EE.UU., en el comandante en jefe de las Fuerzas Armadas .

Como muchos ya saben, el propio Barack Obama, así como su secretario de Defensa, Leon Panetta, declararon que considerarían informar al Congreso acerca de los futuros compromisos militares del país, mientras que las leyes establecen que es potestad del Congreso aprobar una declaración de guerra antes de que el presidente envíe tropas a zonas de combate. Cuando el congresista Jeff Sessions, presionó al Secretário de Defensa, Leon Panetta, este repitió y confirmó que el Poder Ejecutivo y el Pentágono lanzarían ataques militares con la aprobación de las organizaciones internacionales, sin necesidad de consultar o pedir permiso al Congreso de los EE.UU.. Previamente, Obama dijo que si — en una variedad de situaciones — el Congreso no actuaba, él lo haría solo, por decreto, mediante órdenes ejecutivas, como si estas fueran leyes. ¿A alguien le huele a dictadura? En efecto. Y Obama ya ha actuado sobre tal advertencia. Él ilegalmente autorizó la intervención militar en Libia sin consultar al Congreso al respecto, y mucho menos obtuvo la autorización o una declaración de guerra. Esto, por la Constitución de los Estados Unidos, es una ofensa censurable. ¿Por qué? Porque de acuerdo a la Constitución de los EE.UU., sólo el Congreso tiene la autoridad para declarar la guerra, no la oficina del presidente de los EE.UU.. “¿Cree que puede actuar sin el Congreso y poner en marcha una zona de exclusión aérea en Siria”, le preguntó Jeff Sessions. Leon Panetta, respondió: “Nuestra meta sería la de solicitar el permiso a organizaciones internacionales y entonces vendríamos al Congreso a informales y determinar la mejor forma de lidiar con esto, o si querríamos obtener el permiso del Congreso …”.

Del mismo modo ilegal fueron adoptadas tres otras decisiones que fueron respaldadas por el gobierno de Barack Obama. El rescate financiero de 2008, donde a los contribuyentes de Estados Unidos se les asignó una deuda de trillones de dólares que el gobierno de los EE.UU. — a través de su dueño, la Reserva Federal — prometió y entregó a bancos extranjeros. Increíblemente, esos fondos no se utilizaron para ayudar en la recuperación económica, pero para consolidar aún más el poder económico en manos de instituciones bancarias extranjeras. Debido a esto, los estadounidenses, actuales y futuros, tendrán que trabajar más duro que nunca para pagar los intereses de esta deuda a través de los años. De hecho, los estadounidenses fueron asignados de manera ilegal como responsables de una deuda originalmente creada por los bancos y las instituciones financieras internacionales bancarios como el FMI y el Banco Mundial. Usted dirá, “pero eso fue durante el gobierno de Bush!” Correcto, y también Bush y gabinete debe rendir cuentas. Sin embargo, Obama extendió esos rescates, al permitir la creación de paquetes de ayuda financiera como los de flexibilización cuantitativa I, II y III. Es decir, la Reserva Federal utilizó los activos de Estados Unidos como medio para crear dinero de la nada, con el fin de prestar a las instituciones bancarias nacionales y extranjeras que utilizaron el dinero no para pagar la deuda que ellos mismos crearon, pero para acumularlo en sus bolsillos.

En tercer lugar, después de aliarse con el Reino Unido, que públicamente llamó a atacar a Siria, los Estados Unidos habló de una “relación especial” con los británicos y se unió a su llamado para llevar a cabo un cambio de régimen en ese país, al igual que lo hizo en Libia, en caso de que el presidente Bashar al-Assad no renunciara. Las mismas políticas que ahora se utilizan por David Cameron y Barack Obama, fueron razones para sentenciar a los nazis a muerte después de que fueran juzgados en los juicios de Nuremberg por su responsabilidad en las atrocidades llevadas a cabo durante el tiempo que Adolf Hitler estuvo en el poder. Pero por alguna razón, las atrocidades nazis son ahora considerados como métodos normales de llevar a cabo una guerra contra las naciones que no sólo no representan ninguna amenaza para los Estados Unidos, pero que ni siquiera han declarado la guerra en contra ese país.

En cuarto lugar, tanto Obama como el Congreso, bajo la premisa de Seguridad Nacional y supuestas  amenazas inminentes infundadas, aprobaron y promulgaron la Ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional, una pieza de legislación que le da al presidente la facultad de detener, torturar y asesinar a cualquiera, incluidos los estadounidenses, en cualquier lugar, si él cree que una persona es una amenaza para la continuidad del gobierno de los Estados Unidos. Es decir, Obama puede pedir a las agencias de inteligencia y otras organizaciones que apliquen la ley para agarrar a cualquiera de la calle o sus casas, ponerles una bolsa en la cabeza, le echarlos en una camioneta para que desaparezca para siempre. Bajo esta ley, no es necesario haber cometido ningún delito o haber recibido cargos en su contra, no hay juez, ni jurado, ni nada. El presidente y sus secuaces son los acusadores, jueces y jurados.

En un intento de calmar las protestas públicas, Obama dijo en público que él no firmaría el NDAA si no se excluía a los estadounidenses de la cláusula de detención indefinida. Pero detrás de puertas cerradas, Obama pidió que los norteamericanos fueran incluidos como parte de las personas que podrían ser secuestrados y asesinados por orden suya. También dijo que aunque tenía ese poder, no tenía intención de usarlo contra los estadounidenses.

Es importante decir el movimiento para enjuiciar políticamente a Obama no es un intento racista de atacar al mismo Obama, sino de responsabilizar a la oficina del presidente por sus acciones inconstitucionales, sea quien sea que esté en esa oficina. No sólo Obama, pero cualquier otro presidente electo será capaz de detener a cualquier persona por tiempo indefinido sin una orden del juez o un juicio con jurado. Esta ley viola directamente las enmiendas 4, 5 y 6 de la Constitución de EE.UU., que establecen que las personas son libres de búsquedas y confiscaciones injustificadas. Los ciudadanos tienen el derecho constitucional a estar seguros en sus personas, domicilios, papeles y efectos personales y nadie debe ser obligado a responder a delitos, a menos que haya una denuncia o acusación por un Gran Jurado.

En caso de que todo lo anterior no le ha hecho querer actuar, recuerde: Es la oficina del presidente y el Congreso los que necesitan y deben rendir cuentas a la ciudadanía, sus creadores, y no al revés. No hay manera de olvidar Constitucional simplemente porque alguien dice que es necesario hacerlo. La falta de rendición de cuentas debe parar.

A través de este artículo, The Real Agenda desea unirse a la campaña pública de Infowars.com para pedir la destitución inmediata de Barack Obama, así como cualquier congresista que explícitamente respaldó y respalda el rescate financiero de 2008, el uso de militares sin la aprobación del Congreso, la aprobación de la Ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional y su aplicación contra los ciudadanos estadounidenses o extranjeros. Todos los anteriores son delitos inconstitucionales e impugnables que deben ser detenidos inmediatamente.

El cáncer necesita de una cura para que el paciente pueda sobrevivir. En este momento, depende de usted el ser parte de la medicina.

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Impeachable Offenses by Obama and the U.S. Congress

The time for informing and educating is over. The time to hold government accountable for their unconstitutional actions is here.

By LUIS R. MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | APRIL 12, 2012

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.” How could George Washington get it so dead on right? Everything that government is known better for in modern society is its use of force to impose unreasonable policies and rules — not laws — to clamp down on personal freedom and individual rights. I am not talking about the government of the people, of course, but the corporate whore government.

When two branches of government, in any kind of setting — a Republic, a Tyranny, a Socialist nation, a Communist nation and so on — are controlled not by the people who gave it the right exist, but by corporate interests, the result is what we see growing today in countries like the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, the UK and Russia, to cite a few. When the office of the president and the offices of congress are revolving doors for corporate puppets to go in and out at will, the people’s grip on government has been lost.

If the people allow this to happen and to continue without any checks and balances, it will grow into the kind of invincible monster that will transform any self-fulfilling nightmare prophecy into reality. This is the stage where we are now, no matter where you live. Corporate control of government has gone from rare to absolute. Corporate-controlled government has many faces, among them: Communism, Socialism and Fascism. They were all creations of ancient schools of thought that saw an opportunity to become masters through division, balkanization and conquest. Those ancient schools of thought evolved into a XXI century perverse technocracy which is now almost 100 percent in control of the planet.

It is because humanity has lost sight of what government should do and should not do, that people now need to do their due diligence as it should have done it many years ago. It is time to put checks and balances on government.  Many years have gone by since individuals woke up to the abuses of the corporate-controlled State in all its shapes and forms. Corporations grew off government as rampant tumors that were never treated, much less healed. Apathy and ignorance fueled those tumors just like any chemotherapy toxicity does in a human body; except that this toxicity is social toxicity. Conformed, ignorant and apathetic people allowed the tumors to spread wide and at will throughout the complete ‘social body’ and now, the cancer is in stage 3, continuing to take over.

The only medicine available that will help cure the rotting ‘social body’ is swift but decisive action. The time to inform and educate is over. Those who are not with us need to be left behind in order for the informed, growing minority to act. Action must start where the cancer originated a long, long time ago.

Whether you like it or not, the United States was for many decades — not by chance — artificially sustained as the shiny white house on the hill. It was there that modern Fascism began. Borrowing Dave Mustane’s words: “You take a mortal man, and put him in control, watch him become a god, watch peoples heads a’roll.” This scenario runs over and over in both government and privately owned corporations. Given the United States privileged position in the world today, even with so much decadence going on there, it is in the United States where the main battle to curb tyranny will take place. It is certainly there where many have gotten inspiration to become powerful and rich, and not necessarily for the better.

After passing legislation such as NAFTA, CAFTA, the Patriot Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization, The Cybersecurity Bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, ACTA, and many other bills that basically rendered the Constitution obsolete, both the US Congress and the US presidents who participated of these actions, must be held accountable. Action has begun, although it needs much support. In response to Barack Obama’s and his cabinet’s dismissal of the Constitution and Congress itself, Representative Walter Jones, recently introduced House Resolution 107, a bill that seeks to enforce what laws that are already in place explicitly condemn and prohibit, but that the accomplice Congressmen and women, and for that matter the American people have failed to enforce: That it is unconstitutional for a US president to carry out military actions without a previous declaration of war by Congress, whereby the sitting US president becomes the commander in chief of the Armed Forces.

As many already know, Barack Obama himself as well as his Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, declared that they would consider informing Congress about any future military engagements the country got into, as supposed to asking for authorization in the first place. When pressed by congressman Jeff Sessions, Panetta repeated himself and confirmed that the Executive branch and the Pentagon intended to launch military strikes with the approval of international organizations, but not from the US Congress. Previously, Obama said that if — in a variety of situations — Congress did not act, he would do so alone, by decree, using executive orders as laws. Does anyone smell Dictatorship? Indeed. And Obama has already acted upon such warning. He illegally authorized military intervention in Libya without consulting Congress about it, much less getting authorization or a war declaration. This, by the Constitution of the United States, is an impeachable offense. Why? Because according to the US Constitution, only Congress has the authority to declare war, not the office of the US president. “Do you think you can act without Congress and initiate a no-fly zone in Syria,” asked Jeff Sessions. Leon Panetta responded: “Our goal would be to seek international permission and we would come to Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from Congress…”.

Equally illegal were three other decisions made or endorsed by Barack Obama’s government. The Financial Bailout of 2008, where US taxpayers were shoved trillions of dollars in debt that the US government — through its corporate handler Federal Reserve — promised and delivered to foreign banks. Incredibly, those funds were not used to help in the economic recovery, but to further consolidate economic power in the hands of foreign banking institutions. Because of this, Americans, current and future, will have to work harder than ever to pay for the interests this debt will accrue through the years. In fact, Americans were illegally made responsible for a pile of debt originally created by the banks and banking governing institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank.You will say, “but that was under Bush! Correct, and he should also be held accountable. But Obama extended such bailouts by permitting the creation of financial aid packages such as Quantitative Easing I, II and III. That is, the private Federal Reserve used US assets as leverage to create money out of thin air in order to loan it out to foreign and national banking institutions who used the money not to pay off the debt they themselves created, but to hoard it into their pockets.

Third, after siding with the United Kingdom, which publicly pushed to attack Syria, the United States spoke about a ‘special relationship’ with the British and joined their call to carry out regime change in that country, much like they did in Libya, should president Bashar al-Assad not resign. The same policies now used by David Cameron and Barack Obama were reasons to sentence Nazis to death after they were judged in the Nuremberg trials for their responsibility in the atrocities carried out during Adolf Hitler’s time in power and beyond. But for some reason, Nazi atrocities are now considered business as usual and natural ways to conduct a country into war against nations that not only do not pose a threat to the United States, but that haven’t even declared war against it.

Fourth, both Obama and Congress, under the premise of National Security and unproven imminent threats, passed and signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, a piece of legislation that gives the president the power to detain, torture and murder anyone, including Americans, anywhere, if he believes a person is a threat to the continuity of government in the United States. That is, Obama can ask intelligence agencies and other law enforcement organizations to grab anyone from the street or their houses, put a bag over their heads, push him into a van and take him away never to be seen again. Under this law, there doesn’t need to be any crime committed, any charges presented against anyone, no judge, no jury, nothing. The president and his minions will make all decisions.

In an attempt to calm down public outcry, Obama said in public that he would not sign the NDAA if it did not exclude Americans from the indefinite detention clause. But behind closed doors, Obama requested that Americans were included as part of the people who could be kidnapped and possibly murdered by his command. He also said that although he had that power, he did not intend to use it against Americans.

It is important to say that this is not about Obama himself, but about the office of the president. Not only Obama, but any other person elected president will be able to detain anyone indefinitely without a judge order or a jury trial. This law directly violates the US Constitution’s 4th, 5th and 6th amendments, as they establish that people are free from unwarranted searches and seizures. Citizens have the constitutional right to be secured in their persons, houses, papers and effects and no one should be held to answer for crimes unless on the presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury.

In case this all has not prompted you to take action, remember: It is the office of the president and Congress the ones that need and must be held accountable to us, their creators; not the other way around. There is no Constitutional way to simply forget about the existing laws because someone says it is necessary to do so. The lack of accountability must stop.

Through this article, The Real Agenda would like to publicly join Infowars.com’s campaign to call for the immediate impeachment of Barack Obama as well as any Congressman or woman that explicitly or otherwise supported and supports the US Financial Bailout of 2008, the use of Military Force without Congressional approval, the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act and its implementation against American citizens or foreigners. All of the above are unconstitutional, impeachable offenses that must be stopped now.

The cancer needs to heal for the patient to survive. Right now, it is up to you to be part of the medicine.

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Foreign Occupation Leads to More Terror

Rep. Ron Paul
U.S. Presidential Candidate
September 13, 2011

Ten years ago shocking and horrific acts of terrorism were carried out on US soil, taking over 3,000 innocent American lives.  Without a doubt, this action demanded retaliation and retribution.  However, much has been done in the name of protecting the American people from terrorism that has reduced our prosperity and liberty and even made us less safe.  This is ironic and sad, considering that the oft-repeated line concerning the reasoning behind the attacks is that they hate us for who we are – a free, prosperous people – and that we must not under any circumstances allow the terrorists to win.

U.S. Presidential Candidate Ron Paul

Though it is hard for many to believe, honest studies show that the real motivation behind the September 11 attacks and the vast majority of other instances of suicide terrorism is not that our enemies are bothered by our way of life.  Neither is it our religion, or our wealth.  Rather, it is primarily occupation.  If you were to imagine for a moment how you would feel if another country forcibly occupied the United States, had military bases and armed soldiers present in our hometowns, you might begin to understand why foreign occupation upsets people so much.  Robert Pape has extensively researched this issue and goes in depth in his book “Cutting the Fuse:  The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It”.  In fact, of 2,200 incidents of suicide attacks he has studied worldwide since 1980, 95% were in response to foreign occupation.

Pape notes that before our invasion of Iraq, only about 10% of suicide terrorism was aimed at Americans or American interests.  Since, then however, not only is suicide terrorism greatly on the rise, but 91% of it is now directed at us.

Yes, the attacks of 9/11 deserved a response.  But the manner in which we responded has allowed radicals in the Muslim world to advance a very threatening narrative about us and our motivation in occupying their lands.  Osama bin Laden referred to us as “crusaders” with a religious agenda to convert Muslims, westernize their culture and take control of their resources.  If we had targeted our response to only the thugs and criminals who attacked us, and refrained from invading countries that had nothing to do with it, this characterization would seem less plausible to the desperate and displaced.  Blaming Islam alone is grossly misleading.

Instead, we chose a course of action that led to the further loss of 8,000 American lives, left 40,000 wounded and has hundreds of thousands seeking help at the Veterans Administration.  We are three to four trillion dollars poorer.  Our military is spread dangerously thin around the globe, at the expense of protection here at home.  Not only that, but we have allowed our freedoms to be greatly threatened and undermined from within.  The Patriot Act, warrantless searches and wiretapping, abuse of habeus corpus, useless and humiliating searches at airports are just a few examples of how we’ve allowed the terrorists to “win” by making our country less free.

Suicide terrorism did not exist in Iraq before we got there.  Now it does.  There are no known instances of Iranians committing suicide terrorism.  If we invade and occupy Iran, expect that to change, too.

Sometimes it can be very uncomfortable to ask the right questions and face the truth.  When a slick politician comes along and gives a much more soothing, self-congratulating version of events, it is very tempting to simply believe what we would like to hear.  But listening to lies does not make us safer, even though it might make us feel better about ourselves.

The truth is that ending these misguided wars and occupations will make us safer, more prosperous and more free.

No Longer Free, No Longer Brave

Except for a tiny minority, the United States population is composed of government dependent, ideologically insane, reality ignorant people who are no longer free nor brave.

by Katerina Azarova
Russia Today
September 9, 2011

As terrorists struck New York on September 11th, the United States vowed to fight back and protect their country, their people and their freedom. But 10 years on, it seems that freedom is just an illusion, and the US is becoming an Orwellian state.

When George W Bush spoke about the necessity of “protecting the homeland of our country”, he probably thought that the homeland was literally just that – a land that one calls home. And while most people focused on the fact that the then US president had once again made a grammatical blunder, many saw a hidden danger in his statement – not only because of the Big Brother-type security changes ahead, but also because of the very nature of the word “homeland”.

Merriam-Webster defines “homeland” as “a state or area set aside to be a state for a people of a particular national, cultural, or racial origin.” Now, that really doesn’t apply to one of the youngest countries in the world, which has no shared cultural or racial origin. Dig a little deeper and many linguists will tell you of the word’s decidedly Teutonic origin. A blend of two proto-Germanic words “kham” (home) and “landan” (land), a homeland does not unite people by ideas or beliefs. It ties them firmly to the land. It is a concept that has little to do with patriotism – despite the fact the words do share common Greek roots – and, ironically, it was used ad nauseam by the US government in the post-9/11 world. Ironic because it’s patriotism that is more applicable to the concept of the United States as a nation – one where people of all cultures and backgrounds come together for shared ideas, opportunities and beliefs. And one of the key ideas that most people chose to make the US their home was one much propagated by President Ronald Reagan. The idea of freedom.

Reagan once said that “above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.” But 20 years after Reagan was sworn in, the terrorist attacks of September 11th happened – and George W Bush decided that there are weapons more appropriate than freedom.

Because freedom – that greatly advertised American concept – was effectively taken away from the people, with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Under the new Patriot Act, The Federal Bureau of Investigation began probing almost every second of every life in the country and when people wanted to leave the country, the Transport Security Administration probed them. The Big German-sounding Brother was fully established, the people living in the ‘land of the free’ under surveillance at all times.

The Patriot Act is probably one of the most controversial pieces of legislature in American history. An acronym that, for all the old and new security bureaus, Provides Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism. But the tools included in the bill weren’t – and still aren’t –considered appropriate by many. Wiretaps and electronic surveillance were legalized. Arrests were made on a daily basis. When the number of those detained reached 1200, officials stopped counting. Personal records no longer remained personal – and that was only the domestic beginning.

What followed – and still continues today – may be labeled by politicians as a ‘war on terror’ or ‘defense of their people’, but really it is just shy of a full-scale military offensive on multiple countries.

While the Department of Homeland Security watched over the land of the no-longer-free, the Central Intelligence Agency, together with the Department of Defense, took the war on terror overseas. The result? Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and multiple ‘black sites’ across Europe, where prisoners and suspected terrorists were tortured, abused and killed. Since 9/11, more than 600 men have been brought to Guantanamo Bay prison alone – and only one has so far been charged.

Many will argue that this is in fact proof of the Patriot Act’s success. But there is a logical issue. The act’s objective is to prevent attacks on America by bringing terrorists under state control – not to investigate or prosecute past cases. Therefore, any evaluation of the Patriot Act requires the disproving of a negative. If there have been no further Al-Qaeda attacks on the United States, it may mean that the act has done its job. But if there are no attacks, how does one prove they were “prevented” by the Patriot Act?

Numerous statements by US politicians have strived to provide some believable data. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, an avid supporter of the act, dismissed doubts and claims of freedom violations as “hysteria” and claimed no less that “3000 foot soldiers of terror have been incapacitated” since the act’s implementation. No matter that no group or person had independent access to basic information about these alleged terrorists and their alleged plots.

Officially, 1200 special interest detainees were held and investigated under the Patriot Act. The Justice Department examined more than 700 of them, and none was ever linked to any terrorist group or plot. Nevertheless, upon his resignation in 2004, Ashcroft’s letter stated that “The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved.” This should have meant the end of the Patriot Act, for it included a “sunset” provision, to expire in December 2005. Seven years later, it’s still in place and regularly being enforced…not necessarily for a war against terror.

Statistics show that the so-called sneak-and-peak, a search warrant that can be executed without prior warning, is mostly used for drug-related crimes. Between 2006 and 2009, 1618 delayed-search warrants were issued for drugs, 122 for fraud – and only 15 (!) for terrorism.

All this is being done in the name of protection of American soil and citizens. Of protecting their most valued asset, freedom. George W Bush claimed that the war on terror was necessary “for the freedom of the homeland”. But instead of inspiring faith, he only intensified the fear residing within every American citizen since 9/11, for his words sounded a lot like those of another historic leader.’

“What we have to fight for…is the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may be able to fulfil the mission assigned to it by the Creator.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf.