Why I’m Suing Barack Obama

AP090316045641-300Chis Hedges explains why. From earlier this year, via TruthDig:

Attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran filed a complaint…on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force as embedded in the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed by the president Dec. 31.

The act authorizes the military for the first time in more than 200 years, to carry out domestic policing. With this bill, which will take effect March 3, the military can indefinitely detain without trial any U.S. citizen deemed to be a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism. And suspects can be shipped by the military to our offshore penal colony in Guantanamo Bay and kept there until “the end of hostilities.” It is a catastrophic blow to civil liberties.

We have already seen the persecution and closure of Islamic charity organizations in the United States that supported the Palestinians. Now the members of these organizations can be treated like card-carrying “terrorists” and sent to Guantanamo. But I suspect the real purpose of this bill is to thwart internal, domestic movements that threaten the corporate state. The definition of a terrorist is already so amorphous under the Patriot Act that there are probably a few million Americans who qualify to be investigated if not locked up …

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  • Jin The Ninja

    good luck using the system to ‘fight the system.’

    • chubby

      ‘what is wrong with the system becomes what is wrong with you…’

  • Vincent Vega

    Good luck getting a judge to hear the case. Same as the birth certificate, it won’t be heard in the court of law.

    It should be.  And so should obama’s birth certificate…Why did he hide his school transcripts? Does he even have them?  Doubt it.  Same goes for a legit birth certificate, pretty convenient that they use Hawaii as the birth place.      Real easy to get one there.  Much easier than anywhere else.

    obama is just the head of the zit, or should I say boil.

     

    • VaudeVillain

      Please go die in a fire. Obama’s birth certificate? Really? Are you seriously going to beat that stupid fucking drum? Hawaii is no easier to get a birth certificate from than anywhere else in the country. In fact, if Obama really did need a fake US birth certificate, he’d be better off going for a Puerto Rican one… those actually DO suffer from systematically poor record-keeping and glaring inconsistency. Not that it would make any sense to do so, since his mother is a US citizen born in Kansas.

      School transcripts? He went to Harvard, people saw him there, you can see video footage of him speaking in public while he was there… are you really suggesting that there exists a conspiracy capable of causing that level of mass hallucination and false history? Are you suggesting any such organization would be dumb enough to bother?

      The entire birther premise hinges on the idea of truly gifted liars committing themselves to a REALLY shitty lie for no good reason. It takes some powerful stupid to even entertain the notion… which is why nobody except Fox News talking heads, psycho-moron Tea Partiers and Donald Trump ever do.