K.S. Rajan (6 Dec 2011)
"report by TODD"


 
 
There is an effort by several U.S. senators to make America itself part of a battlefield. A group led by senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Carl Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is backing a bill that would authorize the indefinite detention of Americans by the military without charges. A viral YouTube video shows John McCain justifying sending Americans to Guantanamo. Here is the link: YouTube (John McCain)
I'm amazed that so many Republicans are joining hands with Democrats to support this type of legislation. Some of these people are so blinded by the War on Terror that they would put their own mothers in Guantanamo if it was a requirement to pass a new security law.
We're going down a slippery slope by allowing Americans to be targeted in the name of national security. We could soon have agents showing up at people's doorsteps in the middle of the night to arrest them, and just like in the soviet Union, the agents won't be required to explain why the citizens are being detained.
It's very dangerous thing give the president the power to decide who is a target. Obama currently has seven Republican candidates who are trying to remove him from power via the ballot box. Obama might decide that having anyone but himself in the Oval Office would threaten our nation's security, forcing him to arrest these Republican "terrorists." This example is silly, but most dictators have always thought such notions to be true.
The Founding Fathers had a good reason to put limits on the federal government. They had just come from a land ruled by kings who saw liberty as a vice. The framers knew that if you removed the restriction on the government, it would grow like a cancer. Washington has become one giant tumor with one main purpose: to grab more power.
A couple of weeks ago, a news report said that Egypt’s secret police was renaming itself “Homeland Security.” The new name must have been an homage to its American namesake. Since most communist Soviet states contain the word "democratic," I would assume the devil has a flair for ironic humor.
I don't know why the American people have become so indifferent to the efforts to steal their civil liberties. Once freedom is lost, a huge price tag comes with getting it back. Because we are close to the end-time hour, I don't think enough time is left to redeem the rights we've already lost.
The day may soon come when we no longer recognize America as the land of the free. I'm not all that worried about reaching that stage. The loss of freedom just reminds me that my true citizenship is not in this sin-stained world.
"Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence” (John 18:36).
"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Philippians 3:20).
-- Todd