Americans Have No Rights

(Uruknet) – Under Barack Obama, the former professor of constitutional law, Americans’ civil liberties have shrunken drastically – to the point that his administration claims the right to execute its citizens without charge or due process of any recognizable kind. And citizens that leave the country cannot be sure they will be allowed back in. But where is the outrage among Democrats, when Obama out-Bushes Bush? “It seems that Democrats did not in fact feel any affront to Bush policies, only to his party affiliation.”

The administration admits to targeting “dozens” of other Americans for death.”

Americans no longer have any rights which their government need respect. The onslaught against civil liberties and human rights may have begun under the Bush administration, but it has been perfected under the Obama regime with the complete and unqualified support of the congressional Democratic majority. Any outrage about the ever-tightening grip of executive authority is reserved for presidents with the letter R after their names.

There is no act taken by the Obama administration, no matter how tyrannical, which elicits reaction of any kind. There is no loss of rights inflicted upon Americans that will cause Democrats to speak up against an ever worsening situation.

The loss of rights is personified in the case of Yahya Wehelie, an American citizen, born in Virginia. A son of Somali immigrants, he was attempting to return to the United States after a prolonged stay in Yemen. When he and his younger brother Yusuf attempted to board an American airliner in Egypt and return home, they were informed that their names were on the TSA no fly list and they would not be allowed to board a plane bound for the western hemisphere without first talking to the FBI.

He endured days of confinement which included beatings and sleep deprivation carried out by the Egyptians.”

Yusuf Wehelie was at first interrogated by the FBI, then told that he had permission to return to the United States. Instead, he was arrested by Egyptian police at the Cairo airport. He then endured days of confinement which included beatings and sleep deprivation carried out by the Egyptians before he was finally permitted to return to his nation of origin and citizenship.

Two months later, Yahya Wehelie is still in Egypt. His exile is thought to have been caused by his association with a terror suspect present in Yemen during the same time. In an homage to Franz Kafka, the Department of Homeland Security will not tell Wehelie why he is unable to enter his own country. Apparently the constitutional rule requiring due process no longer applies.

Obama has expanded and strengthened all of the Bush era rules which eroded civil liberties and constitutional rights for Americans. Americans stranded abroad are not the only victims of this stepped up attack on civil liberties. President Obama claims the right to assassinate American terror suspects such as Anwar al-Awlaki. Now the administration admits to targeting “dozens” of other Americans for death. The right to kill Americans was never asserted even by George W. Bush, a man reviled by Democrats. It seems that Democrats did not in fact feel any affront to Bush policies, only to his party affiliation.

In an homage to Franz Kafka, the Department of Homeland Security will not tell Wehelie why he is unable to enter his own country.”

Obama is outdoing Bush and all of his predecessors in another regard. According to the New York Times, “In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions.” Thomas A. Drake found that out the hard way. In 2007, the former National Security Agency employee spoke to a reporter about corruption and incompetence in the awarding of military contracts. While the inquiries directed against Drake began in the Bush administration, it is the Obama Justice Department which chose to indict Drake. If convicted he faces a possible prison sentence.

While Yahya Wehelie is stuck in Cairo and Thomas Drake faces prison, Guantanamo detainees have no hope of going anywhere anytime soon. Candidate Obama pledged to close the prison, although he never made any claim of changing the designation of “enemy combatants” which made Guantanamo possible. Now even the little bit that Obama promised has not been acted upon.

One administration official spoke anonymously, and deeply cynically, about the Guantanamo charade. “Guantánamo is a negative symbol, but it is much diminished because we are seen as trying to close it,” the official said. “Closing Guantánamo is good, but fighting to close Guantánamo is O.K. Admitting you failed would be the worst.”

Guantanamo detainees have no hope of going anywhere anytime soon.”

There we have the Obama philosophy in a nutshell. Pretend to be the agents of change while working behind the scenes to change nothing unless the change in question benefits Big Pharma, Big Military Contractors or Big Oil.

Obama supporters and the leadership of the Democratic Party are equally complicit in the assassination plans, loss of due process and disregarded campaign promises. There is no longer an evil Bush or Cheney to vilify. Their policies remain and have been institutionalized to a greater extent than they could have dreamed.

Ronald Reagan was said to have “Teflon.” Nothing stuck to him and he remained popular with millions of voters no matter what he did. Obama has that substance in abundance, because he can take actions which his supporters once protested without ever losing their support. Hypocrisy and cynicism are now the order of the day. That is very bad news for Yahya Wehelie. He is likely to be in Egypt for a very long time indeed.

Source: Uruknet

2 thoughts on “Americans Have No Rights

  1. on this independence day weekend
    how about a little quiz
    why do we spend a trillion dollars per year on defense
    when we won’t admit who the real enemy is?

    the exact identy of the foe we’re fight
    has yet to be defined
    while we’re more tax payers money than the next 25 countries combined.

    we’ve troops in 140 foreign countries
    with hundereds of bases overseas
    serving as the muscle for globalists
    nothing more than mercenaries.

    while at home, we have a tyrannical federal govt
    that’s completely off the rail
    runnin banks, wall street, car companies, healthcare, oil spill
    but they can’t deliver the mail

    while they’re at it they’ll save the planet too
    cause it’s getting warm, says Al Gore
    and if their cap and trade tax can’t steal enough money
    they intend to borrow some more.

    we’ve thousands of unconstitutional offices, bureaus and agencies,
    and an inept congressional mob
    they want to control every aspect of your life
    cause taking care of the people’s their job

    because of the FED the economy is near dead
    and the dollar is in the tank
    and when your grandchildren are born on welfare
    you’ll have both political parties to thank

    the FED loans the treasury fiat money
    and put the interest payment on your children’s backs
    their plan is to enslave the people
    with their new and endless tax.

    the president has turned into an emperor
    just a part of what’s wrong with our land
    a federal govt. which ignores the constitution is more dangerous
    than alcaida or the taliban

    politicians lied when they swore to uphold the constitution
    that’s grounds for another revolution
    they shred the sacred document that they promise to defend
    it’s time to wake up america, washington’s your enemy, not your friend

    The government is NOT your country,
    don’t fall for this age-old ruse
    for while trying to support your government,
    your country suffers unconscionable abuse.

    our southern border is porous
    for those who abhore us
    while around the globe we aspire
    to make others free,
    while American’s can’t see
    we’ve become the new Roman empire

    perhaps to avoid freedom’s outright confiscation
    states should get together and start a new nation.
    we could call it America 2.0, a move politicians dread.
    but if we must live as serfs, I rather be dead.

    i don’t know what would happen if states tried to seceed
    i don’t know if there needs be a fight
    I don’t know if a second attempt would succeed
    but i’m sure the south was right

    why would you stay on a sinking ship
    with threats of a presumed legal tether
    stay out of the lifeboat like joined at the hip
    by the argument we should all stick together.

    they sign legislation they don’t even read
    try to disguise it as government, it’s nothin but greed
    while we do our best to be good citizens and not panic
    while busy rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.

    states had better step up to the plate
    and grow a set of balls
    take their sovereignty and head for the exit
    before the republic falls

    Or here’s an idea…since we have the finest military on the planet
    and America’s freedom is under attack
    bring the troops home and drive the terrorists from Washington
    so we can have our country back.

  2. The Real Enemy Mr. Lieberman? – Muslims Or Jews?
    AMERICA IS A NATION AT WAR,” wrote Jewish Senator Joseph Lieberman in Monday’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, titled, “Who’s the Enemy in the War on Terror?”

    Referring to Obama’s new National Security Strategy released by the White House last month, Lieberman faults the president for not clearly identifying America’s enemy.

    According to Lieberman, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, that enemy is “violent Islamist extremism.”

    Bolstering his battle cry by quoting the ancient military strategist, Sun Tzu, who taught that the “first rule in war is to know your enemy so you can defeat him,” Lieberman fans the flames of bloodshed so that more Gentile mothers can weep for their fallen sons.

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