"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2016

How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

General Wesley Clark (ret), former Presidential candidate and Hillary Clinton supporter, recommends concentration camps be brought back in America today.  Some may not realize that such camps did exist here in America in the 1940s, where the American military that civilians now see at Quiznos during lunch, actually fixed bayonets and went door to door and rounded up 70,000 innocent American citizens and loaded them onto trains to take to camps.  There are others today who also think these concentration camps might not have been such a bad idea.

But our Supreme Court of the United States would surely not allow that, right?  Sadly, our entire third branch of government did allow American concentration camps in the 1940s, and never once ruled that they violated the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.  Even the ACLU itself, similar to its aversion to the Second Amendment, was not particularly outraged about these constitutional violations.  In the several cases brought to the high court about these camps and the bald faced violation of due process, our high court got it wrong every single time.  Not because the Fifth Amendment's stricture on liberty and property being taken without due process is difficult or debatable, but because that federal government body was corrupt.  Just as it is today.  Our third branch of government even now is just as unprincipled as it was then.

Justice Scalia warned us before his death that we would be kidding ourselves to think concentration camps wouldn't happen again here in America.  As an aside, there is some saying about history and repeating it.  I can't remember exactly how the saying goes, but it's probably not important.  At any rate, that kind of stuff couldn't happen again today.  Why not?  Because that would make me uncomfortable to believe that it could, and so I choose to pretend that it can't.  The only problem with my mental reservation and purpose of evasion is that reality seems to always get in the way.  I can hear the train whistles blowing and apparently my hearing is a great deal better than the vast majority of my German-like American neighbors.

The ACLU issued a press release in 2011 warning about a law that Congress quietly passed over the holidays in a bipartisan fashion, that gave the President the unlawful power to have our federal military yet again arrest Americans without charge or trial and put them in prison forever without a jury of peers finding them guilty of anything.  President Obama threatened to veto the law but when it came across his desk he signed it, although he issued a non-binding signing statement saying that he personally wouldn't use this power to have the federal military arrest Americans.  The ACLU called his signing the bill into law a "blight on his legacy."

But never fear, this new unlawful power was challenged in our judiciary.  A district court judge got it right and said this was a violation of the Fifth Amendment.  But that judge was overturned by the fascist Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case leaving the military indefinite imprisonment of Americans the unlawful law of the land.  The Supreme Court is much too busy hearing cases between Samsung and Apple to be bothered with little things like the very essence of freedom in our nation.

And the dirty little secret is that our Supreme Court just loves it some unchecked unconstitutional executive power over innocent Americans.

We've already got the domestic army suspicionless checkpoints on the interior of our nation and our country imprisons more of its citizens than any other developed nation to include China.  Whether concentration camps happen in America yet again or not, the point of the video above is still solid.  A cowardly, complacent population that doesn't speak truth and expects to be lied to by government and does not make honesty a requirement for their vote will get the government it deserves.

The American people today beg for the yoke.  They obsess in their desire for government force against others, ignoring that such force will also be used against them.  They value herd conformity and silence and not ruffling feathers or offending others by talking about important matters or by judging evil with righteous indignation.  They shrug off and ignore their neighbors being killed by military drone or by local police officer.  They sing at the top of their voices when they hear the train whistles.

Such a populace cannot live in a free country.  And it does not.  And so it goes.

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