Just a quick post to draw readers attention to this latest commentary by Naomi Wolf at the Guardian.
“The US is sleepwalking into becoming a police state, where, like a pre-Magna Carta monarch, the president can lock up anyone.”
“Overstated? Let’s be clear: the NDAA grants the president the power to kidnap any American anywhere in the United States and hold him or her in prison forever without trial. The president’s own signing statement, incredibly, confirmed that he had that power. ”
As Andy Sundberg said, who alerted me to this post this morning,
This is as shocking as it is depressing. The clock keeps ticking, the laws become ever more draconian, and no one in Washington seems to be even aware of what they are putting in place which will lead our noble little liberal democratic republican experiment right over the cliff.
How in the world did we get here so quickly, and so effortlessly? Doesn’t anyone give a damn anymore??
So, the lost of freedom is more than just the new world financial order that FATCA/DATCA brings us. It is more than just OVDP/OVDI penalties and FBAR/8939 forms. I think we can begin to line up all the acronyms into a cryptic march down the slippery slope of “you pick your term”.
But don’t bother me, I need to catch up on my Justin Beaver Youtube channel.