Monday, January 02, 2012

Obama’s Signing Statement on NDAA: I have the power to detain Americans… but I won’t

"As Americans look upon the treacherous legislation passed under NDAA 2012, it it should first be remembered that the very bill President Obama threatened to veto was controversial due to the language the Obama White House itself pressured Congress to add to the bill, according to Sen. Carl Levin.

"Second, signing statements are not law, and are not a Constitutional power granted to the executive branch; any reassuring (or troubling) language within has no binding status– though it may shed light on the intent/character of the chief executive. However, the statement itself does not indicate any deviation of intent from the law as written and signed."

Didn't 0bama use to criticize Bush for "signing statements?" What a hypocrite! Besides, 0bama doesn't guarantee our constitutional rights. He can't say out of one side of his lying mouth that he has the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without evidence, charges or a trial while saying out of the other side of his lying mouth that he won't.

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