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Obama Appeals Against Court Ruling That Strikes Down Indefinite Detention of American Citizens

Within 24 hours of a historic court ruling that struck down the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Obama administration has appealed the ruling, emphasizing once again how the White House – while claiming to be against the measure – has aggressively pushed for it at every turn.

On Wednesday, New York federal judge Katherine Forrest issued a ruling which blocked provisions of the NDAA that could have seen American citizens kidnapped and held indefinitely without charge.

The suit was brought by activists and journalists, including former New York Times columnist Chris Hedges, who argued that the law was unconstitutional because it could see journalists abducted and detained merely for speaking their minds.

In “permanently” halting the enforcement of the law, Forrest noted how the plaintiffs presented “evidence that First Amendment rights have already been harmed and will be harmed by the prospect of (the law) being enforced. The public has a strong and undoubted interest in the clear preservation of First and Fifth Amendment rights.”

However, the very next day the Obama administration reportedly moved to appeal the decision in an attempt to reinstate the indefinite detention provisions.

“This sent a chill down my spine,” writes Business Insider’s David Seaman. “In the midst of my interview with Tangerine Bolen, a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions & coordinator of StopNDAA.org, she received an email from her lawyer to inform her that the Obama administration has already appealed yesterday’s historic court ruling.”

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You would think

That a former lawyer who taught Constitutional law at a university understood the significance of the Magna Carter.

Then again, maybe he does, and that's why he seeks to overthrow legal precedence to turn us all back into serfs.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

He does

I'm sure.

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WoW color me shocked! I did

WoW color me shocked! I did not think he would do that!

Southern Agrarian

All this from a guy who swore

All this from a guy who swore a veto before the dark night of New Years eve 2011...

BTW does anyone have the video of his statement promising the veto?

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Who does this law give that power to?

For example, does it allow us to call someone a national threat or terrorist and put them in detention indefinitely? Like, say, for the act of wanting to kidnap others without cause?

+ 1

Bernanke comes to mind as a threat to economic stability.

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As does Obama

when it comes to "if you own your business, you didn't build it yourself" gaffes. He seems to believe the government is the Almighty. This viewpoint is especially dangerous since he is the purported President.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
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Thanks

With all the executive orders he signed into law he looks more like a king than a president.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15