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Meanwhile, as Bradley Manning (aka "unappreciated hero #1") languishes in jail and is tortured by Obama's administration... There's an adage that goes "give to a good man all the powers he requests to eradicate evil and, before he is finished, you will wonder why evil has switched sides." As if Obama wasn't bad enough, he now has drafted an executive order for indefinite imprisonment on people without charge or trial. This goes beyond his lie to close Guantanamo but appears to be in-line with his bold pronouncement that he can assassinate anyone he wants. Are you scared about the implications? What do you think of Obama's latest power grab? Is it impossible to ever return to limited government?


The right to liberty is one of the foundation rights of a free people. The idea that any US President can bypass Congress and bypass the Courts by issuing an Executive Order setting up a new legal system for indefinite detention of people should rightfully scare the hell out of the American people.

Advisors in the Obama administration have floated the idea of creating a special new legal system to indefinitely detain people by Executive Order. Why? To do something with the people wrongfully imprisoned in Guantanamo. Why not follow the law and try them? The government knows it will not be able to win prosecutions against them because they were tortured by the US.

Obama's Liberty Problem: Why Indefinite Detention by Executive Order Should Scare the Hell Out of People


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Jan 6, 2011 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=425

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