As the state of the American political system declines even further into Orwellian depths, the House on Wednesday passed a National Defense Appropriations Authorization or NDAA that includes two riders that have been interpreted as draconian measures allowing, wait for it, the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists without trial, charge or counsel.
Now, for those who have paid any attention at all to the goings on of Washington the last decade, you already know they’ve been carrying out this very same act in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The problem is, these riders in essence allow for this to happen to American citizens on U.S. soil and they designate the U.S. as part of the global battlefield, meaning the federal U.S. military will have the authority to carry out what have been the duties of law enforcement since Posse Comitatus was signed into law.
The uproar on Facebook was actually somewhat inspiring for a Constitution advocate such as myself. It was refreshing to see so many people broken out of their everyday stupor by something as destructive to civil liberties as this bill. In about two hours, I had a dozen devout liberals tell me if Zero signs the bill into law they will vote for Ron Paul if given the opportunity.
Which brings me to the vile and fetid stench of Fox News. It comes as no surprise the mainstream media believes they are best qualified to declare who will and will not be nominated by the Republican establishment. The problem is, for the last century the people have listened to the mainstream media and they certainly listened to Fox News in 2008 and they were reasonably and appropriately disgusted with the party’s choice of John McCain (the very same John McCain who introduced the NDAA referenced above I might add).
This year, Ron Paul’s supporters have taken on the task of slaying the dragon of the media’s endorsement. Saying, in effect and to quote Nigel Farage, “Who in the bloody hell do you people think you are?!” Fox News has every right to conduct themselves as the farcical news organization they’ve embraced becoming. Here we have Chris “Hater” Wallace, explaining to Neil Cavuto and attempting to discourage anyone with an open mind from voting for Dr. Paul because Rupert Murdoch does not want a Constitutional champion like Paul in the Oval Office.
They’ll gleefully support an immoral, flip flopping, inconsistent, blowhard, condescending, hypocritical jackal like Newt Gingrich or the perpetual also-ran Mitt Romney, who started campaigning for the Oval Office in 1984. They’ll also go out of their way to televise the hijacked Tea Party rallies calling for Constitutional adherence, limited government, lower taxes and the like.
But when Ron Paul comes along, advocating Constitutional adherence, limited government and lower taxes, they literally portray him as unelectable. Well I’ve got news for you Fox News, and particularly you Chris Wallace, you arrogant sensationalist scum, the Independents and unaffiliated are going to decide this election, as will many of the Democrats. And guess what?
They don’t like Gingrich or Romney. They like the guy who wants Americans to know their government isn’t going to throw them in the clink for a decade for espousing Libertarian views.
For the record, and because it is not possible to refuse Chuck Norris, a video showing how much support Ron Paul really does have.
Notice how every, single, GOP candidate, has taken ideas straight from Ron Paul?