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Originally posted by jimnuggits
The Patriot Act already reserved these rights for the POTUS.
This bill really just affects other countries.
Where were all you Paulites when Bush was pushing that little ditty through?
Oh yeah, you were screaming 'freedom fries' and duct taping your houses.
State Plus Corporate power is Fascism. We have been semi fascist since the fifties.
Now that there is a Democrat with some extra melatonin you want to get all outraged and pretend that this is some huge derailment of our American way.
I call BS.
This man has the potential to wake people up as our president.
Have you ever thought about what would happen IF after being elected and being given "the speech" by the CIA
he still chose not to go along with thier agenda?
He would promptly be JFK'ed.
CAN you imagine the backlash??
confirmed www.whitehouse.gov... from the link
Obama signs defense bill 'with reservations'
with this being signed , we shall see in 60 days what this does
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 31, 2011
Statement by the President on H.R. 1540
Today I have signed into law H.R. 1540, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012." I have signed the Act chiefly because it authorizes funding for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad, crucial services for service members and their families, and vital national security programs that must be renewed. In hundreds of separate sections totaling over 500 pages, the Act also contains critical Administration initiatives to control the spiraling health care costs of the Department of Defense (DoD), to develop counterterrorism initiatives abroad, to build the security capacity of key partners, to modernize the force, and to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of military operations worldwide.