We’ve had a military coup in the United States!

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Indefinite Detention

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Then They Came for Me

by Stephen F. Rohde, Esq.

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Muslim.

Then they came to detain immigrants indefinitely solely upon the certification of the Attorney General, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an immigrant.

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Ron Paul announces 2012 presidential exploratory committee

Who is Ron Paul?

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on Apr 26, 2011

Ron Paul Officially Announces Exploratory Committee In Iowa, Goes Right To Questions


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Ralph Nader interviews Judge Napolitano: Bush and Cheney Should Have Been Indicted for Torturing, for Spying and Arresting Without Warrants


I highly recommend watching the full program.  ~ DS

June 2, 2010


Nader: What about the more serious violations of habeas corpus. You know after 9-11 Bush rounded up thousands of them, Americans, many of them Muslim Americans or Arabic Americans and they were thrown in jail without charges, they didn’t have lawyers, some of them were pretty mistreated in New York City. You know they were all released eventually.

Napolitano: Correct.

Nader: Is that what you mean also about throwing people in jail without charges violating habeas corpus?

Napolitano: Well that is so obviously a violation of the natural law, the natural right to be brought before a neutral arbiter within moments of the government taking your freedom away from you. And the Constitution itself, as the Supreme Court in the Boumediene case pretty much said, wherever the government goes, the Constitution goes with it and wherever the Constitution goes are the rights of the Constitution as a guarantee and habeas corpus cannot be suspended by the president ever. It can only be suspended by the Congress in times of rebellion which in read Milligan says meaning rebellion of such magnitude that judges can’t get into their court houses. That has not happened in American history.

So what President Bush did with the suspension of habeas corpus, with the whole concept of Guantanamo Bay, with the whole idea that he could avoid and evade federal laws, treaties, federal judges and the Constitution was blatantly unconstitutional and is some cases criminal.


UPDATE: If you would like to watch the entire hour long interview from Book TV, C-SPAN has it available in their video library here.


Updated: added full program

evelkidnievel on Nov 14, 2012

Andrew Napolitano – Interviewed by Ralph Nader

Discussing the book “Lies the Government Told You” and more…





Ralph Nader: What if…?

Lawrence Wilkerson: Bush and Cheney must have known most Gitmo prisoners were innocent

Kucinich Legislation Ends the Extrajudicial Killing of U.S. Citizens


Joe Wilson Voted to Provide Taxpayer Money for Illegal Immigrants’ Healthcare + Lie to Say Illegals Not Insured by Health Reform?

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Updated: Sept 13, 2009 added video

by Donny Shaw
September 11, 2009

On Wednesday night, Rep. Joe Wilson [R, SC-2], shouted “You lie!” at President Obama when he said that the healthcare bill would not cover illegal immigrants. “The supporters of the government takeover of healthcare and liberals who want to give healthcare to illegals are using my opposition as an excuse to distract from the critical questions being raised about this poorly conceived plan,” Wilson said the next day in a campaign fundraising video.

However, in 2003, Wilson voted to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants’ healthcare. The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals who provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants. The program has been extended through 2009 and there is currently a bipartisan bill in Congress to make it permanent.

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