The U.S. government has the authority to secretly apprehend, and indefinitely detain, U.S. citizens; as well as to interrogate, torture, and execute them - all completely outside of the due process of law - with no jury, no trial, no legal representation, and not even any requirement that the government produce evidence of any crime. It can be based on mere speculation and accusation.
Following the establishment of the Bill of Rights, such activities would have been labeled "treasonous," and those responsible for its passage would have been subject to punishment as traitors. However, we are no longer protected by the Bill of Rights.
The Fourth Amendment upholds: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Here's how the murder of Amendment Four occurred:
Victim: The Fourth Amendment for protection against unlawful search through appropriate warrants and due process in civil and criminal matters
Assassin: US Gov't
Weapons: Patriot Act, NDAA
M.O. (modus operandi): Any American may now be declared an "enemy combatant" and America is now a "battleground." Further, the NDAA violates international law. It allows for treatment of citizens that would not be allowed concerning prisoners of war, according to the ACLU.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) "is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield," says the ACLU. This law could be used by any future president to implement an American holocaust. The NDAA legalizes the crimes of Nazi Germany.
You may be saying, "oh, this does not apply to American citizens." If the NDAA was meant to protect Americans from its application, it would have stated something to that effect, such as "American citizens are specifically excluded from all the provisions of this bill, in its entirety." So, let's look at the specific portion, which is titled:
Sec. 1021. Affirmation of authority of the armed forces of the United States to detain covered persons pursuant to the authorization for use of military force.
So, who are these "covered persons"?? US! Watch this…in this section, it states,
"Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law/authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States (Sec.1021.e). So, as it tells us, it is discussing American citizens. Ok, and it says it basically abides by existing laws on this issue. (Nothing in it…affect[s] (changes) existing law or authorization.) So, what IS the existing law? Existing legal authorization already provides for the indefinite detainment and death of American citizens. Pay close attention because this does not refer to Constitution. It refers to the Patriot Act.
The Patriot Act establishes that anyone suspected of being involved in terrorist-related activities can be detained without trial. Under Obama, now, this includes Americans.
So what are the activities that are considered to be evidence one is a potential terrorist? Well, how about complaining about Obamacare or taxes? Happy with that? Ok, how about power-shopping, or having a sufficient amount of you diabetes supplies? I know, vacationing in Washington, D.C.. Or maybe birdwatching. Think I am kidding? Natural News lists the activities our government considers suspicious:
• Criticizing the federal government (like by writing articles about stuff like this)
• Using cash to purchase things
• Storing food and medical supplies
• Owning a firearm and storing ammunition
• Standing still and minding your own business near a government building
• Writing something down on a piece of paper near a government building
• Using a pair of binoculars
• Protesting for animal rights in front of a medical lab
• Protesting your government (or Wall Street)
• Requesting to take more than a couple thousand dollars out of your bank account in cash
Scared yet? Well, don't go into hiding until you finish reading this…
Further, President Obama proclaims he has the authority to kill US citizens - and in fact has already done exactly that. According to Reuters, a "secret panel" of government officials working under the President can decide to place an American citizen or national on a "kill list" and then murder that person. All without trial, due process, or even an arrest. This is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment and the Due Process clause. Further, as Reuter's points out, the reason behind using "officials" from the National Security Council to compile the list is a ruse designed to "protect" the president. Basically, this means that those in denial of the reality will be able to say, "well, yeah, but it wasn't the president who did it." Barack indeed has the final say.
As the Reuters report explains, one of the legal theories used [to authorize use of a kill list] is that such actions have been allowed by Congress. Congress has previously authorized the use of "military forces against militants" following 9/11. In an article by the Washington Post, Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., reportedly stated "the president is not bound by the Constitution to delay assassinations of American citizens…Given the nature of how terrorists act and where they tend to hide, it may not always be feasible to capture a U.S. citizen terrorist who presents an imminent threat of violent attack."
~http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr1540enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr1540enr.pdf~ (warning - virus software informs me this site may contain viruses - use caution)