To President Obama and all members of the U.S. Congress,
The National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540) was recently passed through both Houses of Congress, and was signed into law by President Obama. Members of Congress from both factions of the Ruling Party (also known as the Repubicratic Duopoly) claim that the detainee provisions prohibit the military from indefinitely detaining American citizens. However, that doesn’t mean some other law enforcement agency, such as the FBI or CIA, couldn’t eternally jail citizens and resident aliens.
Section 1031(b)(2) “includ(es) ANY PERSON who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.”
Jim Babka of Downsize DC asks, “What is a belligerent act? There have been more than 40 cases of alleged terrorist plots that were little more than entrapment, and not actual threats to the American people. The way we read it ANY of these entrapped people, AS WELL AS completely innocent people associated with them, could potentially be imprisoned without due process because of the vagueness of Section 1031. And Section 1032 has NOTHING to do with this, because it only deals with military custody.”
I contend that every one of you should be impeached for violating your oath of office to uphold the Constitution of these United States of America for allowing this and many other pieces of legislation to become “law.”
Though it really isn’t your fault that such legislation passed. I mean, why would you oppose a 900 page bill that funds the military when such horrible provisions are included. I understand that your opponents would then say you hate the troops or some other statement that may not be to your advantage. However, if you would stop putting unrelated items into legislation you wouldn’t have this problem. And if you posted legislation online for at least 7 days before the vote and announced in advance when bills would be up for a vote you would be able to get feedback from the people you claim to represent. However, I realize you aren’t interested in hearing from your constituents; you prefer your constituents to remain clueless about what you’re doing.
I’m sure that many people will be silenced by the possibility of indefinite detention, especially when one considers that the FBI is working with Homeland Security, various State and municipal governments via Fusion Centers issuing “threat assessments” and “intelligent reports” listing people that speak out against the growing federal government as potential terrorists.
I remember growing up being told that this was a “free country” where people had the right to speak out against the government. I was also taught that these United States were founded on the idea of governments are to have the “consent of the governed.” I never consented to a damned thing that has been done by the federal government, EVER.
In closing, I kindly request that you resign your position of supposed authority, as I do not consent to any person or group of persons claiming to “govern” me.
In Peace, Freedom, Love and Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry
Chair Boston Tea Party National Committee
Owner/Managing Editor Free Patriot Press
2016 candidate for President of the United States of America
Permission is granted to send this letter unedited with my name attached
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