is America moving towards the brink of martial law? — an update

As the mainstream media focuses on the economic collapse in Europe, especially on today’s credit rating attack on France, there are also hugely significant events taking place in America that are receiving next to no coverage.

It is less than a fortnight since Obama signed the NDAA 2012 which opened the door for indefinite detention without trial of those ‘suspected’ of ‘association’ with ‘terrorist groups’. Now that clampdown on freedom looks set to tighten further, the likelihood growing that these new ‘anti-terror’ measures, which are in clear breach of The Constitution, could soon be used against ordinary American citizens:

When Barack Obama inked the National Defense Authorization Act on New Year’s Eve, the president insisted that he wouldn’t use the terrifying legislation against American citizens. Another new law, however, could easily change all of that.

If the Enemy Expatriation Act passes in its current form, the legislation will let the government strike away citizenship for anyone engaged in hostilities, or supporting hostilities, against the United States. The law itself is rather brief, but in just a few words it warrants the US government to strip nationality status from anyone they identify as a threat.

What’s more, the government can decide to do so without bringing the suspected troublemaker before a court of law.

Click here to read the full report from Russia Today.

A summary and the full text of H.R. 3166: Enemy Expatriation Act can be found on GovTrack.

The group Anonymous have already issued a statement against the new act:

THE ENEMY EXPATRIATION ACT – A STATEMENT FROM ANONYMOUS

H.R. 3166: Enemy Expatriation Act (#EEA)

The Enemy Expatriation Act is yet another treasonous bill similar to the National Defense Authorization Act that was signed into law by President Obama on New Years’ Eve. The NDAA, which authorizes the indefinite detention of American citizens on U.S. soil, was met with outrage from the American public. The media largely refused to cover the NDAA until it was too late, and the bill had been signed into law. We are now faced with a similar situation. The Enemy Expatriation Act has been introduced in the House, and again, the media refuses to cover it. The American public have the right to know about a bill that could revoke their United States citizenship, and the continuing media blackout poses a serious threat to the freedoms this country pledges to provide its citizens. […]

In order to stop the Enemy Expatriation Act and all future acts of the U.S. government which revoke our freedoms and attempt to shred the last remnants of our Constitution, it begins with you – with all of us. The media refuses to provide us with the information we need to play a part in our own futures. The government refuses to allow any consideration of the direction we, the people, wish for this country to go. We must be the ones to inform the people. We must play an active role in our future. We are trained to be divided by the media, by the government, told that it’s all about petty issues when it’s not. Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, this is not a partisan issue. The issue at hand is our future, and the reality of the present is that the government is slowly revoking our freedoms and our voice. Inform everyone you know about these acts of Congress, and the government as a whole. Make sure they are getting the information they NEED, and not just what they want us to know. Knowledge is power, and the freedom of information is the key to uniting all of us around the issues that really matter. Spread this message to everyone you know. Speak out against these acts, contact your representatives, senators, congressmen and make sure that they know that these injustices will not be tolerated. United, we will restore the power back to the People.

Click here to read the full statement from Anonymous.

Click here to read my earlier post on the NDAA 2012 “indefinite detention act”.

Additional — Here is Jon Stewart, in a recent episode of his satirical news programme The Daily Show, giving his own take on Obama’s decision to sign into law the “indefinite detention bill”:

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