U.S. government passes draconian NDAA law behind Duck Dynasty smoke screen

 

 

Cruz Warns: 2014 NDAA Still Lets Obama Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens without Due Process

Says it “does not ensure our most basic rights as American citizens are protected”

Adan Salazar
Infowars.com
December 21, 2013

Texas Senator Ted Cruz was one of a handful of legislators who took a stand against the renewal of the National Defense Reauthorization Act this week by refusing to sign onto the legislation, which Cruz says still contains wording allowing President Obama to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens absent of due process.

Just voted against NDAA because it does not ensure our most basic rights as American citizens are protected http://t.co/Ewi4GAah1t

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) December 20, 2013

 

“Just voted against NDAA because it does not ensure our most basic rights as American citizens are protected,” Cruz tweeted Thursday evening.

The legislation passed the Senate in an 84-15 vote late last Thursday night and “clears the Pentagon to spend $607 billion, including $527 billion in base funding and $80 billion for America’s global operations,” reports Defense News.

According to Cruz, the bill contains many provisions he supports and even introduced, including provisions requiring “an independent investigation into reports of religious discrimination against troops sharing their faith,” and one insisting on “Improved assistance for widows of troops killed in combat.”

However, the embattled senator, who earlier this year helped defeat an assault on gun rights and staged a 21-hour filibuster against the president’s namesake healthcare law, also stated in a press release that attempts to amend the bill for the betterment of due process rights were blocked.

Cruz said in a Facebook post Thursday:

Today I voted against the National Defense Authorization Act. I am deeply concerned that Congress still has not prohibited President Obama’s ability to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens arrested on American soil without trial or due process.

The Constitution does not allow President Obama, or any President, to apprehend an American citizen, arrested on U.S. soil, and detain these citizens indefinitely without a trial. When I ran for office, I promised the people of Texas I would oppose any National Defense Authorization Act that did not explicitly prohibit the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. Although this legislation does contain several positive provisions that I support, it does not ensure our most basic rights as American citizens are protected.

I hope that next year the Senate and the House can come together in a bipartisan way to recognize the importance of our constitutional rights even in the face of ongoing terrorist threats and national security challenges. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee toward this common goal.

Last July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned a September 2012 decision made by U.S. District Court Judge Katherine B. Forrest which ruled that Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA bill, the section authorizing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, was unconstitutional. However, in less than 24 hours the Obama administration appealed the ruling.

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D., writing for The New American, says the 2014 version of the bill additionally contains “frightening” provisions strengthening government surveillance powers under the Patriot Act, and will also “establish a center to be known as the ‘Conflict Records Research Center,’” whose goal it would be to compile a “digital research database including translations and to facilitate research and analysis of records captured from countries, organizations, and individuals, now or once hostile to the United States.”

“…[T]here is in the NDAA for 2014 a frightening fusion of the federal government’s constant surveillance of innocent Americans and the assistance it will give to justifying the indefinite detention of anyone labeled an enemy of the regime,” Wolverton writes.

The website Activist Post published a list of the Senators who voted for and against the 2014 NDAA:
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Phil Roberston is just a government smoke screen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding today’s final vote on the National Defense Authorization Act:

“Today I voted against the National Defense Authorization Act. I am deeply concerned that Congress still has not prohibited President Obama’s ability to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens arrested on American soil without trial or due process.

“The Constitution does not allow President Obama, or any President, to apprehend an American citizen, arrested on U.S. soil, and detain these citizens indefinitely without a trial. When I ran for office, I promised the people of Texas I would oppose any National Defense Authorization Act that did not explicitly prohibit the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. Although this legislation does contain several positive provisions that I support, it does not ensure our most basic rights as American citizens are protected.

“I hope that next year the Senate and the House can come together in a bipartisan way to recognize the importance of our constitutional rights even in the face of ongoing terrorist threats and national security challenges. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee toward this common goal.”

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/opinion/cruz-ndaa-does-not-ensure-our-most-basic-rights-as/article_186bad89-0875-5176-bd5d-0964fc38e6cb.html

What did Phil Roberston really say – Video

Do you ever notice that the people screaming the loudest about the importance of diversity don’t actually believe in diversity?

Exhibit A: Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan.

If you aren’t familiar with the show, Phil is one of the stars. This former star quarterback who played on the same college team as Terry Bradshaw went on to build a successful business making duck calls. Some say the best in the world. Phil is all about faith, family, football and duck hunting.

Phil is also a very plain-spoken 67-year-old man.

But now he is suspended from the hit show based around his family and his family business because the diversity advocates pressured A&E to drop him.

Why? Well if you read the headlines, it’s because Phil is homophobic and said homophobic things.

Let me set the record straight on that one. Anyone using that word for this story doesn’t speak English or understand the word they are using. Homophobia is an irrational fear of homosexuals. That’s what a phobia is, an irrational fear.

Phil Robertson’s comments to GQ magazine might not have been genteel, they might not have been politically correct, but they are not filled with or motivated by an irrational fear.

So what did he say?

Basically, the first thing that offended the grievance mongers is Phil said he likes women, not men.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying?”

Now more than 90% of the men hearing the first part of that are shaking their heads and saying, ‘Yeah man, I know what you mean. And more than 90% of women are thankful that we do.’

But wait, you say, Phil also equated homosexuality with sin. OK, news flash for you here: So does most of Christianity and Judaism and Islam. Heck, so does the beloved Dalai Lama.

Also considered sinful: Sleeping around, having relations with anyone you aren’t married to, all things that Phil also spoke out against. Shocker, he’s an unapologetic Christian. OK, but he compared homosexuality to bestiality. No he didn’t.

He listed off a lot of things that counted as sinful in the Bible. He didn’t compare the two. No one is claiming that he compared sleeping around with a lot of women to homosexuality or bestiality and that was on the same list of sins.

GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz told CNN that Robertson’s comments were out of date and he “better get in line.” GLAAD may fly the rainbow flag, the one that says everyone under the rainbow is welcome, but it’s a lie.

To be welcome in today’s society, you cannot offend the grievance mongers.

Orthodox Christians, not welcome. Duck-hunting hicks, not welcome. And that’s part of what this is about.

The Robertsons are white trash. They hunt, they fish, they make duck calls, they have those ridiculous beards.

They are part of flyover country, that part of the world the cultural gatekeepers would prefer to forget about, or transform through indoctrination.

This is as much about Robertson not speaking like a member of the faculty club as what he said. And the message is clear.

Step out of line and they will shut you down.

Or try.

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2013/12/20131220-065045.html

What did Phil Robertson really say?

I was reading about the comments made by Duck Dynasty star Phil on Homosexuality and African Americans and I am shocked how his comments are taken out of context. To be honest, I have only seen 5 mins of the show my entire life. I don’t like people with beards. Does that mean I hate them? No. I just don’t like long unshaved beard. No offense to anyone. Is the beard dirty? I don’t think so. I just don’t like long beard. Thats all. So, I don’t see this show. lol.

I am surprised, America has come to this. The media in America is controlled by huge corporations run by a few individuals who are centered in the leftist camp. I read people write “He listens to Faux News” Faux News, Faux News all the time.

Actually, we have to stop and ponder if people who tell Fox News is Faux News have any credibility themselves. I haven’t come across as many faux news in Fox News as in CNN or msnbc or other many media organizations. They are all run by corporations that want to push their own perverted agenda.

Let us look at what Phil said

“In a wide-ranging interview with GQ, Robertson didn’t hold back when sharing his thoughts about homosexuality and sinning.

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine,” he said. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

Paraphrasing Corinthians he added: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Have we become such douche bags? To be offended by even a small innocent comment.

The media keeps repeating this again and again trying to make this old man look like a monster. Do you think this is a coincidence that the media keeps on attacking him? No.

Anyone true and honest unaffiliated with either of the parties with clear knowledge of the English language can see for themselves, how the media is twisting his comments.

Now, lets see what Phil had to say about African Americans

Taken from Gospel Coaltion (http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/12/20/race-reconciliation-and-phil-robertson)

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I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues. – Phil

I’ve watched every season of Duck Dynasty. I’m a fan of the entire family, and especially of their patriarch, Phil Robertson. Robertson is funny, intelligent, and oddly charming. But one thing he is not is articulate. Although he’s a man of relatively few words, Robertson has a tendency to ramble, as if he needs to keep talking while he’s searching for the right words to make his point. From watching his TV series and listening to his sermons it becomes apparent that his ending sentence is usually the key to understanding what he’s trying to say. Indeed, I believe that in those rambling discourses you can often start with his last sentence and read forward and his thought makes more sense. His quote on growing up in a pre-civil-rights-era Louisiana is a prime example:

No one was singing the blues. They were happy; they were godly.

Although the journalist doing the interview was interested in framing the question in the context of segregation-era Southern politics, Robertson appears to have been trying to steer it back to one of his primary themes: Happiness is a result of godliness.

The context makes it clear that Robertson is not addressing the situation of all African Americans in the pre-civil-rights South. He is relating his own experience, what he saw (“with my eyes”), in the narrow context of impoverished agricultural laborers. And what he claims to have seen is people who were happy because they were godly.]

So you see, even though it was a naive comment, its horribly naive to say Phil is a racist.

So the question we should ask is “Why is the media targeting the Duck Dynasty?”

It is like a sniper shot, targeted and precise. Snipers take out valuable target. The simple answer is, the Elitist in power is scared of the Duck Dynasty and the conservatives that follow them. Phil Roberston is much admired by the right and there is quite a following. The people in power just tried to destroy the bud before it grew into a flower. I hope you understand the analogy.

What did Phil say after this issue on Wednesday?

Earlier Wednesday, Roberston had responded to critics who had slammed him for very graphic statements he made about his preference for heterosexual sex over homosexual sex.

“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior,” he said in a statement sent to FOX411.

“My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.

“However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity

– Phil Robertson

Seriously flocks, it is time to learn how the media manipulates the people.

Watch this video for more clarity on what I said