From Robert J. Willick:
As the first quarter of 2012 comes to an end, I am stunned by the loss of Liberty that we Americans have sustained so far this year. The Constitution of these United States, as well as those fighting to protect it, is coming under attack at an increasing rate.
Here is a time line of notable events this year:
12/31/11 – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), codifying indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history.
2/6/2012- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg caused a storm of controversy by saying in a television interview that the people of Egypt should not look to the United States Constitution when drafting their own governing document because “it’s too old and there are newer examples from which to draw inspiration”.
2/9/2012- Fox Business Network cancels Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Freedom Watch , the second highest rated on FBN. The highly rated show was best known for it’s staunch advocacy of the Constitution.
3/5/2012- Eric Holder redefines “Due Process” – “Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security,” Holder said. “The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.”
3/7/2012 – Leon Panetta tells the Senate Armed Services Committee ‘International Permission’ trumps Congressional permission for military actions .
3/9/2012- Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill – Only days after clearing Congress, President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events — essentially criminalizing protest in the States.
In addition, H.R. 3166 – Enemy Expatriation Act was introduced last year. H.R.3166 gives United States the authority to strip American citizens of their citizenship just for disagreeing with the government.
At this rate, 2012 is shaping up to be a terrible year for freedom.
Robert J. Willick
Rising Sun MD