Police states are countries with military detention of civilians.
The US military now has legal power to arrest and permanently imprison citizens without due process. Congress will be a joke soon enough.
... the power roles will reverse: Congress will no longer be directing and in charge of the military: rather, the military will be directing and in charge of individual Congressional leaders, as well as in charge of everyone else...
Naomi Wolf warns
... that one cannot name a nation that gave the military the power to make civilian arrests and hold citizens in military detention, that did not almost at once turn that power almost against members of that nation’s own political ruling class.
We forget in America that all over the world there are militarized societies in which shells of democracy are propped up — in which Parliament meets regularly and elections are held, but the generals are really in charge, just as the Egyptian military is proposing with upcoming elections and the Constitution itself.
I'd rather those with delusions of godlike grandeur or just towing a line; planning to kill people (innocent, families wether here or abroad) be picked up and questioned... I mean gov reads EveryThing no?
~ McVeigh, Hutarree, Bin Laden$... FLDS? hello...
yet if it's OWS protesting w/o violence yeah that'd be wrong, to arrest, arrest, arrest... unless that in itself becomes a profit mechanism... for made in china stuff/gear/ hey, everyone is trying wrap their heads around this new modern era where if you're a fraud you'll eventually get found out and on and on...
a c c o u n t a b i l i t y.. heck uv a thing
Im dismayed that Obama signed this too. I read that even Nixon was against this sort of govt power. This was not the "change" that I expected. Even so, I expect I will be voting for Obama. Dammit. I had such hope.
oops. NOT the best way to respond, I'll wager!
Just as well the Secret Service questioned him.
Huh? The secret service questioned Obama? When? About what?
no, this guy: Jules Manson, a failed Tea Party candidate for local office in California, recently called for the assassination of President Obama and his daughters see link above.
Ah, thanks. I knew I was missing something there. So that's why oops was in blue!
Obama= yet another false messiah.
So far he is the best we have.
It's official, the US is now a POLICE STATE... and the great republican experiment ends with a whimper that is eerily similar to both Rome and it's transformation into an empire, and the galactic republic's transformation into the galactic empire in Star-wars.
LOL, right. This isn't really a new story, just another remake of an oft repeated tragedy.