April 28, 2012
Will the simple act of using cash to pay for things become a crime? Will it be labeled as suspected terrorist activity? Will cash be banned? We are being phased into a total cashless grid where payments and authorizations must be electronic; and the system has long been conditioning us to accept it and ditch ‘black market’ paper notes.
Let’s flashback to some rather open admissions in the media, in this case: CNBC pundits and Naval Postgraduate School white paper writers (Turn in Your Bin Ladens, Dec. 2010) They call cash the currency of terrorists, drug dealers and criminals. Yes, military figures are equating the use of cash with the War on Terror… that is a gross distortion and a bad sign.
Indeed, even paying cash for a cup of coffee has been branded suspicious by a series of memos put out by the FBI to breed a paranoid atmosphere around normal, everyday activities. Alex Jones parodied this bizarre new Communities Against Terrorism campaign in his documentary New World Order: Blueprint of Madmen (see it free here).
Meanwhile the biggest criminals are those who manipulate the currency, starting at the private Federal Reserve and top six mega-banks. Also to blame are the sectors on Wall Street who are engaged in various forms of looting via draconian crony-capitalist bailout deals, amassing new global powers and admittedly laundering massive amounts of money for drug gangs. Yet moves have been made to demonize and ban paying for “large” items in cash both in Europe and America, with ‘suspicious’ amounts set as low as 1000 or 2500 (*in dollars, euros, or etc.). Louisiana has gone so far as to ban cash in second hand transactions.
These policies are trending towards total control, not only at the individual level, but in an overall clamp down of society.
“THIS is the BEGINNING of the END of NORMAL SANITY’s Transformation into INSANITY” It’s a SAD DAY in America when “even paying cash for a cup of coffee has been branded suspicious by a series of memos put out by the FBI to breed a paranoid atmosphere around normal, everyday activities” If you can’t see right through the BS of abolishing cash to supposedly stop terrorism, then your brain I’m sorry to say has been severely damaged by fluoride,aspartame,MSG or Chemtrails!!!And there’s no help for you… Come on people they are becoming so blatant in there acts of Tyranny and oppression there not even trying to hide it anymore. Buying a cup of coffee with cash is suspicious give me an F-ing break. The TRUTH is these Scumbags at the top of the Cabal see the awakening taking place and fear greatly for there own safety from us the people retaliating for all the crimes that they and there past family members have committed against humanity for centuries. And so now they must press on full speed to get there complete security-terror-control grid in place to suppress these masses of mad citizen’s(or as the corrupt government call them unruly homegrown Terrorist remember what they called and how they showed the occupy wall street everyday people on CNN as just degenerate homeless bums and lowlifes but the reality was they were just normal people who were all suffering because of there corrupt government actions and were standing up for there rights). You can see it happening everywhere. From the TSA outright sexually assaulting people on a daily basis, to ObamaSoetoroe signing the NDAA and by doing so right out committing a crime against the very people of the United States he swore to protect from foreign and domestic enemies and by not defending the Constitution of the United States as he also swore to do he has committed Grand Treason punishable by death in The United States of America By taking away the right of due process (Hitler also did the same thing to the German people just before WWII) that is when people just start disappearing of the street never to be seen or heard of some times for month or years for national security and held in place like Guantanamo on just suspicion of being connected to or associated with whatever they want to say they kidnapped and are holding you in custody for. Guess what??? Your now a political prisoner and no one knows where you are or who’s even holding you in custody or if you are alive or dead. Because threw military red tape there simply is know one to hold directly accountable as to your whereabouts. Except for OBAMA himself and people must act now before this scenario really starts happening and American citizen start suffering the consequences of out of control power hungry monster that naturally develop in this kind of atmosphere of paranoia and fear with no checks and balances to stop it once put into motion. As of late police forces and especially private security companies like Halliburton-BlackWater have been hiring big time, and a lot of the hired would normally not be let’s just say even giving a foot in the door…These are the bottom of the barrel ex-convict convict avoiding jail by signing up and so on. And they are the ones who will turn out to be your monsters,the future enforcers for the system. The dumb ones just following the orders of there evil masters. We must hope that within the American forces there are some high up General’s with moral backbones to stop the insanity before it starts.
It’s the same in pretty much every other country under this Global Cabal. It seems today the Good guys are countries like the Russia China India Brazil group who are not at war with any far away foreign countries or have base all over the globe either Unlike the UN NATO EU USA who are involved all over the Globe. Russia today is more democratic than either the USA or Canada. Canada is now one of the most policed states on the planet and most Canadians don’t even see it. Its well hidden in plain site right under there noses. I remember a time back in the late 70’s early 80’s when you were proud to backpack the globe with a Canadian flag on your backpack and you were well treated in every country you travelled in. Not any more we are part of the NATO Cabal arm and disliked now in many country by many people. We are not proud Canadian’s any more If you believe like us that 911 was a LIE then all wars Canada has been in because of it are Illegal wars and we the people of Canada have to accept that because of this lie we are all guilty of murder and other wartime atrocities and crimes. Especially lately in Libya in a few bombing raids gone bad.We the people of Canada are GUILTY as they are our troops doing the bidding of supposedly us the people. We at TT13 do not endorse the uses of force for any reason and dot not back the Corrupt Canadian Government in any wartime measures of aggression. Our troops outside our borders were suppose to only act and be used in a peace keeping capacity or to bring Emergency aid. But they were corrupted and manipulated into an offensive aggressive wartime force during the first POPPIE BUSH’s illegal gulf war(the TRUTH we believe of that war was Kuwait was stealing Iraqi oil and Iraq was justified in attacking them to stop this billion dollar theft of Iraqi Oil. But the world then was not told this little tidbit) Canada was part of that coalition. After 911 it was Afghanistan. We did not go to Iraq in 2003 at least not publicly, but we took part in NATO’s disgusting bombing raids as of late against Libya. That’s 3 countries who have done absolutely nothing at all to the Canadian people. So We ask You As fellow Canadians are we or are we not War criminals by default of our corrupt criminal puppet government following the wolf(UN – NATO) in sheeoples clothing
The Following blog is a good view of how the NDAA could affect Canada and all Canadian
What Does the NDAA Mean for Canada?
This editorial is strictly the opinion of the author, and as such, is not endorsed by the Canadian Preppers Network in anyway. ~ D. Luther
As his New Year’s gift to the United States, President Barack Obama ratified the National Defense Authorization Act on December 31. This effectively makes the United States a war zone, allows indefinite detainment of her citizens, and eradicates due process, all with one sweep of the pen.
As the neighbours to the north, how will this effect us?
At this point, it’s all speculation, but here are some possibilities:
~ Due to the recent perimeter agreement between the US and Canada, the militaries have agreed to “help each other” during times of civil upheaval. If active martial law goes into effect in the US, our troops could be deployed to assist in carrying out the orders.
~ Also regarding the perimeter agreement, the line is blurred for the military powers. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that some parts of Canada could find themselves under martial law as well.
~ Crossing the border has just become a whole lot riskier. Remember when people didn’t want to travel to places in Central America because they might get thrown in prison never to be seen again? This is actually a legal behavior now in the United States.
~ We might become home to those seeking asylum from a government that takes political prisoners simply because they have a dissenting opinion.
~ A horde of refugees may cross our borders, looking to escape the new iron fist of the US government. If food and money fall into short supply, the likelihood of this increases exponentially.
~ And the thing that terrifies me the most………………..there but for the grace of God go we. How long before the Canadian government openly begins to vilify the people of Canada in order to change the rules of law that have governed us? When will it become easier for Canada to fall into step with the US than to march to the beat of our own drum.
Politically speaking, 2012 is going to be a heck of a ride.
Well Put Daisy Luther
First off our Canadian government has done some drastic law changes for example Codex Alimentarius Bill C-36 and then there’s Hannibal Harpers new draconian tough on crime Bill C-10 when statistics in Canada as a whole show crime has decreased in the last ten years significantly So why the new tougher on crime stance or is it tougher on the regular now suspected terrorist Joe Canadian citizen. I say it to fill the prison to the max then they will and are already outsourcing them as cheap slave Labor. This has been occurring for years but now that more and more Canadian become privatized and for profit prisons you can bet this Bill C-10 has something in its gut for this new slave labor force. Mandatory minimums guarantee lot of inmates and most will be like 3 plants in backyard mom and pop pot growers and people who otherwise would not be incarcerated. and the inmates have no choice because of jail house rules you need money to survive in jail. So when your asked to work in jail most probably jump at it, besides it also gets the inmate out of the walls of the jail for the 8to10 hours a day. So you see you don’t have to go to China to see slave labor. Its happening right here in Canada right under our noses and has been for a while. We know of ex-inmates 20 years ago who would tell you about working at a meat plant while incarcerated and they were being paid .50cents an hour back then good money in jail but slave wages here in Canada. In plain site Right in your Face how long will Canadian put up with this blatant Criminal Government. Another government Crime is Privatization. Privatization from wikipedia – Privatization is the incidence or process (THEFT) of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency, public service or property from the public sector (the state or government)(really belong to the peoples of the country) to the private sector (businesses that operate for a private profit)(Foreign Cabal Bankers) or to private (Cabal Elites) non-profit organizations.
This basically puts it in a nice fashion because the people who usually buy these National(belonging to the people of Canada ) resources are rich foreign thief buying our resources that our corrupt criminal government had no right selling off in the first but somehow manipulated the laws of the time to be able to do so. This is all part of the Evil Cabals greater agenda of owning all resources on the planet and controlling who gets what how much and when… Sounds great EH!!! We won’t have to wait long to possibly(that’s if your one of the 500,00,000)live in that wonderfully oppressed society. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Harper’s ‘tough on crime’ bill could be a colossal mistake
Amelia Calbry-Muzyka discusses how more incarceration can overload and cripple our justice system
February 29, 2012 6:04 AM
In the past two decades Canada’s national crime rate has been declining, reaching its lowest level since 1973 in 2010. However, the current government is pushing a “tough on crime” agenda, with longer, harsher sentences being imposed more regularly. In 2010, the Truth in Sentencing Act was passed, which limited the credit that judges could grant for time spent in pre-sentencing custody.
An article in the Globe and Mail cited that this not only increased number of individuals held in Canada’s approximately 190 jails and prisons, but was also the main reason behind the increase of the Correctional Service of Canada’s budget to three billion dollars – a greater than 20 per cent increase from the previous year.
A new bill introduced by the Conservative party in September 2011 is pushing this trend even further. Bill C-10, titled The Safe Streets and Communities Act, is an amalgamation of nine smaller bills, which were all introduced and rejected during the Conservative minority government.
While each of the small bills have been somewhat altered from their present state, this fact alone is highly unnerving.
Bill C-10 rewrites laws on the production and possession of drugs, pardons, anti-terrorism, young offenders and numerous others. However, in most of these, the bill introduces or increases minimum sentencing for offences.
While some of these changes may bring more weight to important issues in the eyes of the criminal justice system, this bill will bring about more problems than it will solve.
The biggest problem with this is the imposition of minimum sentencing. While maximum sentencing can prevent judges from exercising irrationally harsh sentencing, minimum sentencing eliminates the opportunity for alternative justice solutions and will drive up the number of inmates held in Canada’s already overcrowded prisons and jails.
In an interview with Anna-Maria Tremonti on CBC’s The Current, judge Barry Stuart, a retired Yukon judge, spoke about Bill C-10, commenting on the ineffectiveness of jail sentences for some: “While the public is led to believe that jail is gonna make a difference, it does make a difference, but not the difference they expect.
“Rarely have I seen people who go off for a long period at jail come back in a much better way than they left a community.
“And we have to understand that, particularly in the North, the people that we send off to jail are coming right back to the same communities, more dysfunctional than they left.”
In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada set the precedent for how judges should approach the sentencing process in R. v. Gladue, noting that Canada showed an over-reliance on incarceration as a response to criminal activity.
This case provided the first interpretation of s. 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada, which states that “all available sanctions other than imprisonment that are reasonable in the circumstances should be considered for all offenders, with particular attention to the circumstances of aboriginal offenders.”
Bill C-10 directly contradicts this through its imposition of minimum sentencing by preventing judges from using alternative justice solutions, such as community work, when the circumstances permit.
According to a 2008 statistic, there are approximately 35 000 incarcerated adults on any given day. Canada’s jails and prisons are currently overflowing, with many already functioning above capacity.
The last thing Canada needs is for politicians to “get tough on crime” by locking more people away while disregarding the source of said crimes, such as poverty and family background.
As the Senate studies the bill, there is one thing it should keep in mind, which was articulated by Eric E. Sterling – a former counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee: “When you start going down this road of building more prisons and sending people away for long periods of time, and you convince yourself that this is going to deter people, you’ve made a colossal mistake.”
Like we in Canada have all heard many times before we are the Tail on the dog When the dog moves the tail does to. If the USA fell to Martial Law It highly plausible that corrupt criminal Hannibal Cannibal Harper & his DeFacto Canadian Government would take advantage of the situation and would follow suit. Not since PM P.E.Trudeau and the FLQ has the Army been used on Canadians but Hannibal Cannibal Harper is well on his way to being the worst PM Canadian have ever had to live under a 3 time minority looser then pulls of a massive majority. We smell stink in the Great White North…and what a stink it is He Is A Treasonous Criminal and under Canadian election law was not allowed to even run for re-election for 5 year for even been accused of the crime of contempt of Parliament… In the past, people went to prison for being found guilty of contempt of Parliament, but they hid it away by having the Queen proroguing parliament for him and then sneakily getting a bullshit majority with less than a quarter of voters At that point in time Canadians were fed up with all parties and election All concerned citizens should copy and send this same letter to the queen showing your concerns as well with enough she might just do something but remember that she is also a part of the Cabal and as the self appointed biggest land owner in the world She also has to be removed from any kind of hold over Canada and return all crow land in Canada Back to Canadian citizen’s to whom it really belongs and not the DeFacto Saxe Cobourg Gotha – Windsor self anointed with there bullshit divine right to rule. This is why she will never act on behalf of Canadian She see’s us all as serf Goy Sheeople and nothing more. They the blue blood royals cant even breed with the majority of humanity. There Rh- Blood is incompatible with the other 99% of humanities Rh+. If for instance she were to get pregnant by an RN+ male her body would seek out the fetus and kill it as if it were an invading virus.So tell us what wrong with this picture.They can’t breed with us No wonder they inbreed There bloodline some believe is the bloodline of Satan or Lucifer’s. They believe it to be GODS- Jesus –Merovingian’s-Bloodline. This is where they get there pompous Divine right to be ASSHOLES from. They believe themselves superior to the rest of Humanity. We say it time to tell them goodbye because many say they are not even part of the human species as there your blood is Alien to the rest of humanity.So the BlueBloods are an invading Alien’s DNA who have used humanity throughout the ages.The Ancient Alien Theorist claim that they are the children of the fallen angels from the bible or the so called DemiGods half alien half human, breed down over the century to todays Rh- bloodline
But in time of need sometime you have to appeal to the Devil. So one way to PEACEFULLY remove Hannibal Cannibal Harper from power as Prime Minister of Canada Is by getting the Queen of England to do what she did for H.C.Harper himself on demand 3 times!!! Once to save his ASS, once to cover his ASS and once to protect his whole entire governments ASS. Now we the people of Canada want him removed and his ASSES uncovered and given Justice??? Think she will help??? We unfortunately don’t!!! Because what H.C.Harper is doing is right in line with the Cabals Agenda21. But that won’t stop us from doing anything peaceful we can to stop this insanity. Thomas Jefferson once stated that “The tree of liberty must be refreshed every so often with the Blood of Patriots and the Blood of Tyrants Its Natural Manure” or JFK’s stating “ A Revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough compassionate if we care enough, successful if we are fortunate enough – but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character, We cannot alter its inevitability” The revolution is coming for sure… Maybe sooner than we know JF Kennedy new and tried to tell the people the TRUTH in this now infamous speech warning us all of this Evil Cabal that has infiltrated every facet of human existence. Many people have said that he was not warning us on the Illuminati Cabal but of the real imminent cold war Communist threat but the thing that these people do not know is that by this time the USSR-Russia had been completely and totally compromised by the Illuminati which now recovered document show. There is absolutely no doubt who Kennedy was warning us about It was The Federal Reserve Cabal gang the same gang now today trying to bring in there completely controlled CASHLESS system. In another quote from another famous American fighting the same foe Abraham Lincoln said, “I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers(Federal Reserve Cabal) in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.”Also to be noted here is that this Federal Reserve Cabal was also behind the starting of this civil war in the first place3 like every other war as well all the way back to the French Revolution… This cabal is a Virus on Humanity A Cancer eating us from within. The Cure is simple “TELL ALL HUMANITY THE SIMPLE TRUTH of our REAL HISTORY”
MANY A GOOD MAN HAS DIED ATTEMPING THIS
Canada is fighting this same enemy who in our country has taken the latest form of Hannibal Cannibal Harper and his Conservative Goons under Canada’s first cabal family the DESMARAIS. But the stink began long ago here a short view of how that stink turned into total STANK
Power and the pols
Friendship of Desmarais family and three-premier Johnson clan begins while Daniel Johnson Sr. is Union Nationale premier-in-waiting.
Paul Desmarais gets control of Power Corp.; Pierre Trudeau gets control of Ottawa. A brain-trust exchange begins: Michael Pitfield, Gérard Veilleux, Maurice Strong, Ted Johnson, Joel Bell
Brian Mulroney, young lawyer protégé of Paul Desmarais, earns his stripes settling strike at La Presse
Daniel Johnson Jr. and Paul Martin begin stints working for Paul Desmarias, the latter at Canada Steamship Lines
Paul Desmarais is one of the first business leaders to engage the separatist PQ government; grudging friendship with René Lévesque develops
After working for her father, André Desmarais marries France Chrétien. Paul Desmarais sells Canada Steamship Lines to Paul Martin, who makes his fortune with it.
Mulroney wins Conservative leadership. As in Mulroney’s unsuccessful 1976 bid, Paul Desmarais is said to have bankrolled the campaign
Paul Desmarais befriends future PQ premier Lucien Bouchard while latter is ambassador to France
Jean Chrétien’s winning Liberal leadership campaign is run out of John Rae’s Power office
Brian Mulroney brokers Power Corp.’s entrée into China
Power’s board, not atypically, includes polls: former Ontario premier Bill Davis and former federal finance minister Don Mazankowski; its international advisory board includes Trudeau and Mulroney
Facing risky heart surgery, Paul Desmarais implores Bouchard not to break up the country
Paul Desmarais persuades former employee Daniel Johnson Jr. to step down as Quebec Liberal leader in favour of Jean Charest
John Rae masterminds last of three successful campaigns for Chrétien
Brian Mulroney ensures Stephen Harper and Paul Desmarais are on friendly terms as Tories head to power. Desmarais connections in cabinet include Maxime Bernier and Peter Mackay
John Rae runs brother Bob Rae’s campaign for federal Liberal leadership
Power Corp. of Canada –
POWER CORP OF DESMARAIS
is more like it!!!
A transatlantic empire
But not a Canadian Transatlantic Empire as the name would deceptively lead many to believe
Power Corporation of Canada owns 100% of Gesca and 66.4% of Power Financial
Power Financial owns 55.9% of IGM Financial and 70.6% of Great-West Lifeco
IGM Financial owns 4.2% of Great-West Lifeco and owns 100% of Mackenzie Financial and Investors Group
Great-West Lifeco owns 100% of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance and 100% of Great-West Life Assurance which in turn owns 3.5% of IGM Financial.
Great-West Life Assurance owns 100% of London Life Insurance and Canada Life Insurance.
Power Financial owns 50% of Parjointco which owns 54% of Pargesa Holding.
Pargesa Holding owns 26.8% of Imerys and 48% of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert owns 26.2% of Imerys, 7.3% of Suez Energy, 3.4% of Lafarge, 3.8% of Total and 25.1% of Berteslmann
If you comprehend all the twist in Canada above then you will totally understand why queen Liz will never, not even if 1million people sent her back the letter below, would she act on it by doing the peoples bidding and booting Harper to the curb of justice that he deserves. We can try anyways right so join us in resending the following demand to the Queen
Official Request, To Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, For The Dismissal Of Stephen Harper As Prime Minister Of Canada
Montreal, December the 16th 2011.
Her Majesty The Queen
London, UK SW1A 1AA
Subject: OFFICIAL REQUEST, TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II, FOR THE DISMISSAL OF STEPHEN HARPER AS PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA
Your Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
I’m addressing to Your Majesty as a citizen of Canada. I have been watching and analyzing the situation in my country and it seems that nobody knows how to make our government work anymore. Since Your Majesty is our ultimate Leader, I now have no other choice but to ask Your Majesty to help us, Canadians, to remove Stephen Harper from the office of Prime Minister of Canada because Canadian democracy is in jeopardy as never before in its history. The Canadian Constitution is being violated repeatedly by Stephen Harper’s government.
I started by looking up Wikipedia for the function of Prime Minister of Canada:
“is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus head of government for Canada, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Viceroy on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the Constitution. Not outlined in any constitutional document, the office exists only as per long-established convention originating in Canada’s former colonial power, the United Kingdom, which stipulates that the monarch’s representative, the Governor General, must select as Prime Minister the person most likely to command the confidence of the elected House of Commons; this individual is typically the leader of the political party that holds the largest number of seats in that Chamber.”
When I read this definition, “the Governor General must select as Prime Minister the person most likely to command the confidence of the elected House of Commons”. There is a problem right here. The confidence of the elected House of Commons was lost in March 2011 for contempt of Parliament by the Conservative Party of Canada. The Governor General, David Johnston, did not act on it. He should have made the Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada step down from power and out of the House of Commons, at least for a certain period of time and, with shame even. It was the first time in the Commonwealth’s history that a Government was being found guilty of such a disgraceful act. I might remind Your Majesty here that it was not long before that the Governor General was appointed by Stephen Harper. How do Your Majesty expect this person to be impartial in such important decision making so soon into his new career?
In the past, people went to prison for being found guilty of contempt of Parliament but now, when the entire Stephen Harper’s government is found guilty of the same offend, nothing is being done to protect Canadians in their constitutional rights. That day, Stephen Harper even described his contempt of Parliament offence as “just a vote of the House of Commons“. We understand here that Stephen Harper has no respect whatsoever for the Canadian Constitution, which he is supposed to be subjected to and, be defending with all the dignity required in such a privileged position.
As a Canadian, I was wondering when Your Majesty were going to step in to protect us, Canadians? It did not happen. How come I ask Your Majesty? How could Your Majesty not do anything as Canada’s Leader? It tarnished the Commonwealth’s history as well, didn’t it?
Talking about those 2011 elections. They should not have included the Stephen Harper’s government after such a contempt of Parliament offence. The strong majority he boasts about was obtained with not even one quarter of the votes of the population. It does not make any sense to have such an electoral system where a doubtful majority would get such powers, at every level of Canada’s governance, and all in one man’s hands.
With the way our constitutional system is working right now, Stephen Harper is naming the person who should represent Your Majesty, which person should then be telling him what to do. Such process leaves too much space for partiality. Then Stephen Harper appoints Senators, first on the basis of their political allegiance and then, on their ability to rightfully defend Canadians’ rights and Constitution. I’m not saying here that Senators are not doing a good job but I have my doubts on some of the rushed conservative appointments.
It is a known fact that the conservative majority Senate did not always go through the entire process required by our Constitution for accepting or rejecting law projects. For example, conservative majority Senate took defiance of the House of Commons to a new level, by defeating a climate change bill without offering a word of debate or hearing from any witness. Stephen Harper said that the bill, sponsored by New Democrat Party and passed with the support of all three opposition parties in the elected House of Commons, was “completely irresponsible,” would have shut down whole sections of the economy and thrown “hundreds of thousands and possibly million of people out of work.” Stephen Harper despises his compatriots and only responds to the needs and greed of the Oil Industry, his previous employer, instead going green like the rest of the World.
Stephen Harper used Senators for his electoral campaigns, $341 000. worth for one Senator alone in the last election I read. Senators could jump from one Chamber to the other without any respect for Canada’s legislations. The Senate and the House of Commons are supposed to be independent from one another. But not for Stephen Harper who appointed a Senator in 2010 and then when the 2011 election was called, this Senator decided to jump in the race. He lost the election and, now he is back in the Senate. Here again, I ask Your Majesty how could the Governor General not act on this serious matter?
In 2008, Stephen Harper shut down the legislature after only 6 weeks in session, in order to avoid a no-confidence vote already. Stephen Harper prorogued the Parliament’s session with the approval of Governor General, Michaëlle Jean. If Stephen Harper’s request had been rejected by the Governor General, he would have had to choose between stepping down or facing the no-confidence vote. It’s the government’s job to always be prepared to face the House of Commons and to maintain its confidence. Here again, I asked myself where Your Majesty were? Not even a comment on the subject from Your Majesty’s part on the poor way your representative handled the matter.
Less than a year later but for a different reason, Stephen Harper prorogued the Parliament’s session with again, the approval of Governor General, Michaëlle Jean. Official reason: to consult Canadians on economy. Right there, another lack of judgement by Your Majesty’s representative. Since when does a government has to prorogue Parliament in order to consult with the population? Real reason though was to evade from being accountable to the people’s elected representatives through the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan. The prorogation shut down hearings investigating what government officials knew about the torture of Afghan detainees after they were handed over to the Afghan authorities by Canadian soldiers. How convenient I should say.
Prorogation of Parliament twice within a year, how much did Canadian taxpayers had to pay for elected Members of Parliaments’ salaries for doing nothing? I’m sorry here, it’s not for nothing because while the Parliament’s session was prorogued the first time, Stephen Harper was able to appoint 18 new conservative Senators. I wonder if Canadian taxpayers awarded him with a Christmas bonus that year?
When elected Members of Parliament ask to get access to all government documents available on any given matter, as it is their right and duty to, they receive only partial information from Stephen Harper’s government. This behaviour was part of the contempt of Parliament offence by Stephen Harper’s troop earlier this year and still, the Governor General is doing nothing to bring order back in the House of Commons. As for access to information, there is a law ruling the process, and Stephen Harper’s office blocks this process every occasion it has. When he does not want information to come out, Stephen Harper uses the Supreme Court to block it all at once. This is very wrong for Canadian democracy and, costly for Canadian taxpayers. Since Stephen Harper appoints judges to Supreme Court, it seems he is over-using the Institution.
Before Stephen Harper came into office, journalists had access to Members of Parliament as soon as they came out of the House of Commons. Canadians then had the sense democracy was being exercised. Since Stephen Harper is holding the office of Prime Minister of Canada, only the opposition Members of Parliament could be interviewed. No information leaks out of Canada’s government unless it passes by Stephen Harper’s office, period. Recently, it has been said that over a thousand people were being paid, by Canadian taxpayers’ money naturally, to control the way media talked about the Stephen Harper’s government.
Also, Stephen Harper, who used to work for the Oil Industry, denies climate change exists even though, he is not an expert on the matter and despite what all environment experts and studies say. Just this week, Stephen Harper’s government made a unilateral decision to step out of the Kyoto Protocol and even called it “stupid”. By saying so, Stephen Harper is telling the rest of the world, they are stupid to sign such a deal. The Kyoto Protocol’s first draft was made in Montreal. Why would Canada suddenly step out of its own ideal for a better world? By all of his actions, Stephen Harper made Canada look as an environmentally retrograde nation, which Canada really is not. As a Canadian, I feel ashamed and most of all, betrayed by my Prime Minister’s actions on the international scene which I’m certain my fellow Canadians did not approve of either. The Canadian values are to have green energies, pure air and clean safe water for our children and for future generations.
Stephen Harper recently even participated in a war crime, they now call it, helping to kill Muammar Gaddafi. Remember Your Majesty, the dictator from Lybia? According to the Geneva Convention, Muammar Gaddafi should have been accountable and judged for his actions in an international Court of justice. Canada is not a country of war, it hypocritically makes loads of money from it though, but war is not a Canadian value.
Since Stephen Harper has accessed power, it seems that most Canadian taxpayers’ money is dilapidated in wars that are all Oil Industry related. Right now, Stephen Harper is investing in useless war jets worth billions of taxpayers’ dollars and yet, the Stephen Harper’s government won’t even put a price tag on them. How arrogant is this at a time of World economic crisis? At a time when the Stephen Harper government is telling us he will have to cut in budget?
In 2006, there was a surplus in the budget, Canadians were breathing better. Then came Stephen Harper into office, this genius in economy, he got Canada back to deficit before the World economic crisis even began! Stephen Harper’s government has now managed to surpass Canada’s all-time-high 1996-97 debt load level. Did Your Majesty know that Stephen Harper is the third highest paid Leader in the world after Obama and Sarkozy? Your Majesty, Canadians can no longer afford Stephen Harper.
Stephen Harper has a growing habit of wasting Canadian taxpayers’ money. Here is an other example. One billion dollars were necessary to set up the Long Gun Registry. It has been used efficiently by police forces all over Canada. For no valid reason, Stephen Harper has decided to abolish it and now he even wants to destroy its data. The result is that Canadians have to bring the Stephen Harper’s government to Supreme Court to save at least the registry’s data. By doing so, just for my city, Montreal’s police force will loose trace of 60 000 guns!
The Stephen Harper government also spent over one billion dollars on the G8 – G20 summits weekend. The Auditor General’s report on the event’s spendings even outlined that one of the conservative Member of Parliament got money for his circumscription, located about 200 Km away from the Summit. Isn’t the waste of taxpayers’ money a crime for Members of Parliament? Shouldn’t it be sanctioned?
This fall session, Stephen Harper also tried to illegally shut down the Canadian Wheat Board. When he was told he could not close the CWB, he sent the case to Supreme Court of Canada, abusing power and process again. Stephen Harper keeps on wasting Canadian taxpayers’ money on Courts because whenever he’s being told it’s not the procedure he turns to never before seen extreme measures, buying himself some time, each time. Stephen Harper makes unilateral decisions, he imposes his partisan politics and makes decisions for the wealth of the Oil Industry.
An other example, there is a Canadian citizen who was used as a child soldier. Instead of repatriating the boy like the Supreme Court ordered, Stephen Harper left the boy in Guantanamo, pretexting national security issues. Naturally, this case went to Supreme Court, because logic could never apply with Stephen Harper, and then nobody is accountable on the government’s side. This is a direct violation of a Canadian child’s rights.
Stephen Harper also abolished mandatory long form census. By doing so, many researchers are now deprived of their number one tool to accurately execute their jobs. Even the government won’t be able to meet the needs of its population as efficiently because they won’t know just where concentrations of different social groups live, having each different needs to be met.
Just recently, we learned Stephen Harper’s government made a deal behind closed doors during the past year with the United States about security at our borders. Now that this deal is almost signed, Canadians got leaked informations on the deal that demonstrates how it will make border crossing more difficult and intrusive. The Stephen Harper’s government once again is hiding facts to Canadians and still abusing power and abusing process. Transparency is clearly not a conservative value.
Stephen Harper is a threat to our democracy because he keeps on violating the rules and laws and yet, nobody could stop him. There are many movements in Canada trying to remove Stephen Harper from office but it does not seem to be working either. There was even a woman, who was a page at the Senate, she put up a sign that said “Stop Harper”. The woman lost her job for doing so. The part I don’t understand here is, how come nobody at the time questioned the legitimacy of Stephen Harper after his contempt of Parliament offence? And nobody questioned a majority of seats in the House of Commons with less than one quarter of the votes?
Also, if I may, Your Majesty should suggest some changes to our electoral system such as mandatory voting for every eligible Canadian citizen voter, like in Australia where there is about a 94% participation rate. Already, it would be a more significant vote and I would not have to write to Your Majesty. If people decided not to do their Citizen’s duty, they just would have to pay a fine. It’s a way of financing part of multiple elections we’ve been having. Stephen Harper actually created a law for fixed date elections and he violated it himself by calling early elections to try to get a majority. Here once again, I ask Your Majesty, how come the Governor General did not stop Stephen Harper’s early election call? Talking about the majority for a party in Canada, it’s not representative because in the past election, 75% of the people did not vote for Stephen Harper’s party and yet, he brags about his majority every chance he gets. And in the past week, the conservative party had abuse the majority concept imagining they were the greatest at what they were doing by brutally shuting off any Member of the Opposition.
It seems that when a person exercises a power related position, like a Premier or a Mayor, corruption tends to show up more after the second mandate. Fixing to a maximum of two, the number of terms one individual can occupy this position, could also regulate Canadian politics at many levels of governance.
I ask Your Majesty, ultimate leader in Canada, to step into our Constitution to readjust the way Your Majesty delegates her power in Canada. Senators and Governor General should be appointed by a neutral procedure instead of being appointed ultimately by only one person. It seems that Stephen Harper acts unconstitutionally every occasion he has or could. He has been testing outrageously our democracy to a never before seen level. This power, put in reasonable hands worked right in the past but for the first time in Canadian history, this power sadly came into the hands of an arrogant, anti-democratic and self-interested man.
On top, Stephen Harper likes his name so much that he sent a memo to every level of government ordering to replace Government of Canada byThe Harper Government in all official correspondence. How big of an ego does a man has to have to want to change his country’s name for his own? Canadians have never seen such an affront to their democracy nor, their intelligence.
I also read that a Prime Minister is entitled to be called, The Right Honourable, and that this privilege could be maintained for life? With all your respect Your Majesty, Stephen Harper should be deprived of this privilege since he is not worth the title of Honourable. Let’s not forget that Stephen Harper’s government was found in contempt of Parliament just this year and that this man has no respect for Canadian democracy and its great Institutions whatsoever. He is even about to introduce a law that will allow unlimited spying on Canadians. This is in direct violation to individual’s right to privacy which is supposed to be protected by our Charter of rights and freedoms.
Dictatorship sounds like a big word and yet, it is indeed, but it’s the only word applicable to Canada’s situation at this moment in time. After verifying its meaning in the dictionary, I re-affirm my say.
1. a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
2. absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control.
3. the office or position held by a dictator.
And a Dictator is:
“a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.”
Right now Your Majesty, I’m afraid Canada is on the verge of a dictatorship led by Stephen Harper, and it will happen if nothing is rapidly done by Your Majesty. Don’t Your Majesty have the duty to protect your subjects from dictatorship within the Commonwealth? I demand Your Majesty that you intervene in Canada’s affairs to prevent further damage. Before it is too late for major diplomatic mistakes to repair after the Stephen Harper’s government years.
Stephen Harper has a profound lack of judgement and respect for Canadian Institutions, proceedings, democracy and Canadians’ intelligence. For all the above reasons and the ones I did not write about because the list would be too exhaustive, I expect Your Majesty have enough major reasons to be able to act upon the dismissal of Stephen Harper as Prime Minister of Canada, for betraying Canadians’ trust as well as Your Majesty’s.
If Your Majesty can not do anything about this serious issue, as a Canadian, I feel I am entitled to ask: What is Your Majesty’s role exactly in Canadian democracy then? From everything I have read, our Canadian democracy ultimately depends on Your Majesty’s will and power. Maybe this could be a great occasion to redefine Your Majesty’s role in Canadian democracy and maybe celebrate Your Majesty’s 60th year reign by making your mark in Canada’s history book.
I ask Your Majesty to act quickly upon the present request as it is well founded and the Parliament session is actually suspended for the Holidays. I also thank Your Majesty in advance for taking this matter in hands and I hope Your Majesty will help her Canadian subjects in their quest to restore democracy as they knew it when Canada was theNumber One Country in the World…
I wish you have a great Holiday Season Your Majesty. Sincerely.
As we can see she won’t do it for concerned citizen but she can do it for Criminal HCHarper and 3 times ta-boot!!!
Please if you’re a concerned Freeman sovereign citizen of the land mass known as Canada or a real Voting Canadian citizen then its your duty to add your name to Chantal Dupuis excellent Factual letter demanding Hannibal Cannibal Harpers be removed as Prime Minister of Canada. We should also add a paragraph asking her to hold him accountable for his criminal actions in parliament as well. If enough of us resend the letter to the self appointed by divine right to rule the Royal Family one herself Queen Elizabeth II, we may possibly sway her to act.NOT!!! First we must tell you all that we here at TT13 don’t believe in any man’s higher authority over another’s. EVERY MAN-WOMAN on this planet ARE EQUAL all have the same human rights in our view!!! We at TT13 have never sworn anything and never will swear any kind of Oath or anything else of subservience to her or any other member of the Saxe Cobourg Gotha Windsor family of England and do not recognize there self proclaimed authority or there self appointed divine right to rule BS over ourselves or our land mass known as Canada OURS(all people born citizen in Canada and all other full citizens of Canada) The Citizen’s not hers. To TT13 she’s just plain old LiZ from England. Nothing more… But unfortunetely she or her agent GovGENERAL acting on behalf of her by the false puppet Canadian Government stooges is the only one who can officially peacefully remove Hannibal Cannibal Harper the Treasonous Criminal from power!!! We Free and non Free Canadian must peacefully Act by resending this ASAP We Canadian’s must also talk to and tell everyone with whom we speak to about this
April 3, 2011
In news that was alarmingly under-reported even in the alternative media, Queen Elizabeth’sGovernor General David Johnston approved Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s request todissolve Parliament on March 26 for the third time in 3 years. The move came after Parliament’s first ever vote of no confidence against Stephen Harper. Elections have been scheduled for May 2.
As the Times Columnist wrote on March 26:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the Governor General today to dissolve Parliament, setting the stage for a federal election in early May.
The Harper government was defeated in the House of Commons on Friday on a non-confidence motion declaring the government in contempt of Parliament.
It is the first time in Canadian history that a government has been found in contempt.
The governor general alone is also constitutionally mandated to summon parliament. Beyond that, the viceroy carries out the other conventional parliamentary duties in the sovereign’s absence, including reading the Speech From the Throne and proroguing and dissolving parliament.
For those in denial of the Queen’s power over her colony-states, here are previous occurrences:
Canadian PM winssuspension of Parliament
Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren
Dec 4, 2008
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a rare suspension of Parliament on Thursday, managing to avoid being ousted by opposition parties angry over the minority Conservative government’s economic plans and an attempt to cut off party financing.
Governor General Michaelle Jean — the representative of Queen Elizabeth, Canada’s head of state — agreed to Harper’s request to shut down Parliament until Jan 26. Parliament was reconvened just weeks ago after the October 14 election.
Proroguing Parliament is ‘routine,’ Tories say
Dec. 31 2009
While opposition parties accuse the Conservative government of avoiding accountability by successfully requesting Parliament be prorogued for the second time in a year, Tory observers insist it’s nothing more than a routine procedure — and that the move will allow the government to return refreshed and re-focused on the economy in 2010.
The last time he asked Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean to prorogue Parliament was in December 2008 when he faced the threat of a coalition forming among opposition parties.
Canada’s Rogue Conservatives Prorogue Parliament
This is the second time the ruling party wants to shut down democracy
January 5, 2010
This week during the year’s slowest news period, startling reports from Ottawa have revealed that the Canadian conservative Prime Minster, Stephen Harper has prorogued or postponed the opening of parliament for at least a month. With the governor general’s blessings (who according to parliamentary procedure the authority to close down the legislature) he plans to proceed with this scurrilous plot and thereby undermine parliamentary democracy. If all goes according to Harper’s plan, then the House of Commons which is due to resume its New Year’s session on January 23rd will not sit until March 3rd or after the winter Olympics games to be held in February in Vancouver , B.C.
This Machiavellian move is designed to stave off opposition parties’ call for a full public inquiry, which would centre on the allegations of torture implicating the Canadian military, which surfaced during the last session of the House. On the home front, the prorogation of the legislature would also quell growing discontent in the country with the almost despotic tendencies of the current government. This is not the first time parliament has been shut down either. Back in December, 2008, Canada ’s Governor General Michaelle Jean granted the prime minister’s holiday wish and closed down the house just as the opposition sought to bring down the minority government with a non –confidence vote.
Corruption is all over. Hannibal Cannibal Harper seems to be untouchable as still nothing is done no arrest!!! Just a Parliamentary Criminal getting re-elected to a grandiose mysterious majority government after 3 completely failed minority governments this is what we have for our Prime Minister now. Welcome to Camp Canada one big prison Camp… When there’s corruption at the Very Top there’s corruption all the way down and there’s lots of proof Canada is rampant with corruption at every level Judges Politician Cop corruption is everywhere.
Here’s an article by a very upset and right to the evil Harper point. All Canadian who care about our country and way of life read on
#OpProRogue Part X
April 28, 2012
If I have any advice to my fellow Canadian citizens it is this: To be silent is to be complicit. Democracy, if it is to mean anything, requires our active repudiation of this government and all that it represents. Mr. Harper, I reject your vision of Canada and your attempt to bully Canadians by altering the way our democratic traditions and governmental structures function. I commit myself to doing all within my limited power to stop you from the hazardous policies that you espouse and with other like minded citizens, I pledge to help and protect those people who will be hurt and diminished by your neglect and misuse of power.
Excerpt from The rise of Totalitarianism in Canada: A Time to Act April 26 2012
Harper Conservatives win journalist’s award for most secretive government April 29 2012 | Canadian Press
Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has won this year’s Code of Silence Award from the Canadian Association of Journalists.
The annual award recognizing Canada’s most secretive government or publicly funded agency was handed out in Toronto Saturday evening.
The federal government was named for keeping information out of public hands on files such as the F-35 program, avoiding questions at media events and for restricting both public and media access to contentious information.
Association president Hugo Rodrigues said the Harper government was the overwhelming choice of the CAJ’s 600 members across the country.
“The death grip on information has long frustrated journalists in this country, but it may now be reaching a point where the public at large is not only empathetic, but shares it,” he said.
The CAJ said federal government departments now deal with media almost exclusively by emails that often contain little, if any, of the information requested.
Oil firms aid federal Tories in selling EU trade deal April 28 2012 | Postmedia
Cabinet ministers, senators and Conservative MPs fanned out across the country Friday, selling the merits of a CanadaEU free-trade pact in 18 different events, arguing that myths have overtaken the realities of the deal.
Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies was in Calgary as part of a marketing blitz, emphasizing that Ottawa isn’t the only supporter of the agreement.
Canadian business, from fisheries to manufacturing will benefit from reduced import tariff under the trade agreement, Menzies said.
“We are getting rid of trade barriers and trade impediments so business like Trican can operate with the same regulations and same rules as the other countries they’re trying to do business with.”
Free-trade talks between Canada and the EU have been going on since May 2009. Critics of the deal on both sides of the Atlantic argue parts of the agreement could have effects on domestic jobs, make the privatization of public services a likelihood and increase the prices of consumer goods and pharmaceutical drugs.
Alberta pipeline plan advances quietly: Project avoids costly controversy April 28 2012 | Postmedia
With most bitumen pipelines stirring up controversy these days, the $1-billion Access northeast expansion project is causing barely a ripple along its 297-kilometre route.
The “Great Dane” sized 42inch line will eventually carry more than one million barrels of diluted bitumen each day from the large SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage) operations of Devon NEC Corp. and MEG Energy in the Conklin area, north of Lac La Biche.
It will largely follow the right-of-way of the still relatively new Access pipes, a 24-inch bitumen-blend line and a 16-inch diluent line, which start at the Access Sturgeon Terminal near Redwater, north of Fort Saskatchewan.
Canada’s budget watchdog says it appears the Conservative government kept two sets of books when it came to the costs of replacing Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18s with 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets.
In an interview airing on CBC Radio’s The House on Saturday, parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page spoke out on the issue for the first time since Auditor General Michael Ferguson delivered a report earlier this month lambasting the government and Department of National Defence officials over estimated costs of replacing Canada’s fighter jets.
Page told host Evan Solomon what bothered his office was that one set of books was available inside DND, while another “for communication purposes” was presented publicly, in which he said the government was “low-balling” the numbers.
Military hits reset button on $2B Close Combat Vehicle April 28 2012 | Ottawa Citizen
Another of the Conservative government’s multi-billion dollar military equipment programs has gone off the rails and will have to be restarted.
Companies vying for the $2-billion Close Combat Vehicle program were told Friday that their bids had been rejected and they will have to submit new proposals.
It is the second time in less than a year that candidate vehicles, some of which are in service with allied nations in Afghanistan, have been rejected by the Defence Department.
Two-tiered wage system announced by Tories April 28 2012 | Toronto Star
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has always vehemently denied bringing cheap foreign labour into Canada. Employers had to pay foreign temporary workers “the prevailing wage,” he pointed out.
That indeed is what the rules said – until Wednesday, when Human Resources Minister Diane Finley quietly changed them. Employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage.
“We are taking action to ensure that the temporary foreign worker program support our economic recovery and effectively responds to local labour market demands,” she said at a manufacturing plant in Nisku, Alta.
Kenney chimed in from Ottawa. “Going forward our government will consider additional measures to strengthen and improve the program,” he promised.
Business leaders, eager to recruit low-cost workers abroad, were delighted. Immigrant support groups, already fighting to protect temporary foreign workers from exploitation, were heartsick. And labour leaders warned that the wage cut would bring down the pay scale for all workers and make it harder for Canadians to compete for jobs in their own country.
Tories had fears about F-35 costs last fall, notes show April 27 2012 | Globe & Mail
The Harper government was privately concerned last fall about costs, delays and the quality of communication it was receiving on the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter project even as its chief spokesman on the file assured Canadians all was well.
Ottawa dispatched associate defence minister Julian Fantino to Fort Worth, Tex., to register its concerns about the F-35 Lightning – a trip Mr. Fantino took in early November, 2011, in his role as the government’s point man on military procurement.
A Sept. 30, 2011, National Defence briefing note, obtained under access to information law, indicates the Conservatives wanted to use the visit to Texas to register their unease with how the project was unfolding, while assuring the Americans they were still solidly supportive of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
It would be another six months before the Conservatives publicly acknowledged the problems with the F-35 procurement – after a damaging report from the Auditor-General – and froze spending on the program while carrying out an independent review of its costs and benefits.
Banking expert suspects Fantino bank documents are forgeries April 27 2012 | Vancouver Sun
Bank documents that purport to show Caribbean bank accounts in the name of associate defence minister Julian Fantino have a number of problems, according to an American banking expert, which suggests the minister may be the victim of a forger.
Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson is reviewing the documents to determine if they constitute sufficient grounds for an investigation.
Fantino complained Thursday to the RCMP “about possible mistaken identity, or identity theft,” according to a spokesman.
RCMP Cpl. Lucy Shorey of A Division in Ottawa said Friday that the force could not confirm that it has launched an investigation.
“The RCMP acknowledges that it has received a complaint, and that we’re not in a position to respond further to the specifics,” she said.
The documents are three account statements from UBS Wealth Management in the Cayman Islands for three separate accounts credited to Fantino, containing a total of $321,978.59, and a record of a $50,000 wire transfer to a RBC Private Bank account in Grand Cayman.
National News: Budget Implementation Act is Gutting of Environmental Laws in Disguise April 27 2012 | Northumberland
Most of Bill C-38 has nothing to do with fiscal matters or what a budget is supposed to do. Instead, it attacks environmental legislation, amending the Environmental Assessment Act, the Fisheries Act, the Species at Risk Act, and repealing the Kyoto Implementation Act, along with cancelling the National Round Table on Environment and Economy.
The Koch Brothers – Exposed! April 20 2012 | Rolling Stones
Charles and David Koch are the real deal. Over the past 30-some years, they’ve poured more than 100 million dollars into a sprawling network of foundations, think tanks, front groups, advocacy organizations, lobbyists and GOP lawmakers, all to the glory of their hard-core libertarian agenda. They don’t oppose big government so much as government – taxes, environmental protections, safety-net programs, public education: the whole bit. (By all accounts, the Kochs are true believers; they really buy that road-to-serfdom stuff about the the holiness of free markets. Still, you can’t help but notice how neatly their philosophy lines up with their business interests.) They like to think of elected politicians as merely “actors playing out a script,” and themselves as supplying “the themes and words for the scripts.“ Imagine Karl Rove’s strategic cunning, crossed with Ron Paul’s screw-the-poor ideology, and hooked up to Warren Buffett’s checking account, and you’re halfway there.
Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS
BILL C-10 in Canada and the NDAA in the USA are both Draconian pieces of legislature and should both be burned at the Stake of justice and Liberty
The NDAA is dangerous to All Canadian citizen as we see through certain situation It could be used by corrupt criminal politicians to detain an accused suspicious sovereign Canadian on Canadian soil without due process… Scary very scary. Just more proof our criminal government are out of control. So as Canadian we better have a closer look at just how bad the new NDAA act is This next video & article explains it pretty well
The NDAA: Just one more link in the chain of tyranny
With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act into law, more Americans than ever before are wondering how the country could have descended so quickly into a police state. Far from a unique or isolated act, however, the NDAA is just the latest entry in a long list of steps toward the codification of outright martial law.
Find out more about the history of this agenda in this week’s GRTV Backgrounder.
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES:http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=3719
Each year, the United States Department of Defense budget and expenditures are approved by Congress, which must pass a National Defense Authorization Act in order to fund the DoD.
The most recent bill, however, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, shocked many by containing an extraordinary provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of anyone even suspected of providing support to individuals or groups identified as terrorists. Although this represents little change from the US government?s modus operandi in waging the so-called war on terror, many were amazed to discover that this provision specifically applies to American citizens, who can now be detained by American military personnel anywhere in the world, including on US soil, and held indefinitely without trial.
Perhaps it is not surprising that President Obama chose New Year?s Eve as the date to sign the NDAA, as the revelry of the holiday predictably distracted Americans from the event. Particularly remarkable is the fact that the legislation has been almost universally identified as an overt act of tyranny by commentators of all political stripes, perhaps most importantly from sources that have traditionally defended the actions of Obama and his administration.
Now, on the heels of the NDAA, a new bill is making its way through Congress: the Enemy Expatriation Act that would make the controversy about the NDAA null and void by simply stripping Americans of their American citizenship, should they be accused of associating with government-deemed terrorist organizations.
What the outrage over the NDAA and now the Enemy Expatriation Act, reveal, however, is not that Obama or the current members of the House are suddenly taking the American government in a startling new direction, but merely that they are in fact continuing to pursue a coordinated policy agenda that has persisted through administration after administration on both the left and right sides of the political aisle for decades.
In 1864, during the American civil war, Lambdin P. Milligan and four others were sentenced to death by a military court after they were found guilty of planning to overthrow the state governments of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The case reached the Supreme Court after the war ended, where it was found to be unconstitutional for US citizens to be tried in military tribunals as long as civilian courts were operating. This precedent remained in tact for almost a century, with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 further delineating the boundary between the military and civilians by barring US military from engaging in civil police actions except by act of congress.
In 1942, however, the Supreme Court ruled on Ex Parte Quirin, a case involving the detention of eight German saboteurs during World War II and their trial as civilians in a military tribunal. The court ruled that the eight men, one of whom was a US citizen, could be tried as ?unlawful combatants? in the war, a status applying to civilians who engage in armed conflict during times of war.
Unsurprisingly, it is this Ex Parte Quirin decision allowing for the military detention of civilians, not the Ex Parte Milligan precedent, which both the Bush and Obama administrations have relied on to try to assert their authority to detain civilians as unlawful combatants in the so-called war on terror. In the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed an Authorization for Use of Military Force which authorized the President to ?use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks.? Less than two months later, Bush invoked that authorization to issue a Military Order declaring that individuals detained in the war on terror be tried in military tribunals. The administration immediately began applying this order to detainees in Afghanistan, regardless of affiliation.
The practice of detaining these ?enemy combatants? at Guantanamo Bay and other military detention centers has been challenged repeatedly in the courts. When the Supreme Court finally ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the detainees could not be held as unlawful enemy combatants but had to be held as prisoners of war in accordance with the Geneva Conventions, Congress passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 specifically authorizing military commissions for the detainees.
In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that Guantanamo prisoners were entitled to the US justice system, but in 2009, Obama Attorney General Holder and Solicitor General Kagan testified that they believed the government could detain combatants in accordance with the laws of war, thus sidestepping the issue of determining a prisoner?s status or their right to trial.
Now the NDAA of 2012 seems to extend all of these precedents and provisions to US citizens. This comes in addition to Peace Prize laureate Obama?s stunning declaration that he has the right to kill American civilians anywhere in the world, without so much as a trial.
Perhaps most worryingly of all, when Obama expressed reservations about the NDAA, it was not because he as a Constitutional scholar felt the idea of using the military to detain American citizens on American soil was an unconscionable abrogation of everything the US constitution and Bill of Rights stood for, but because he felt that the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force had already granted him this power as supposed Commander-in-Chief in the supposed War on Terror, which has never actually been declared.
Now, many are asking what can be done to prevent this seemingly inevitable slide into overt military control over American citizens and others around the globe.
One voice providing an answer to this question is Stewart Rhodes, a Yale Law graduate and constitutional law scholar who founded Oath Keepers, an organization dedicated to instructing American police and military personnel about the nature of their oath to uphold the constitution, and how that oath precludes them in participating in acts that clearly violate the constitution.
Stewart Rhodes appeared on Corbett Report Radio last week to talk about the history of the use of ‘enemy combatant status’ as a legal smokescreen to violate the Bill of Rights, and how citizens can work to reverse the damage that has already been done by the passing of this legislation.
Anothers view on the NDAA read the whole act yourself, as they say this requires your total due diligence
This is another well writing article about the NDAA showing that many people have grave concerns over this ACT of Tyranny and lets be Frank this is TYRANNY
The National Defense Authorization Act is the Greatest Threat to Civil Liberties Americans Face
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If Obama does one thing for the remainder of his presidency let it bea veto of the National Defense Authorization Act – a law recently passed by the Senate which would place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists.
So much for innocent until proven guilty. So much for limited government. What Americans are now facing is quite literally the end of the line. We will either uphold the freedoms baked into our Constitutional Republic, or we will scrap the entire project in the name of security as we wage, endlessly, this futile, costly, and ultimately self-defeating War on Terror.
Over at Wired, Spencer Ackerman gives us the long and short of things:
There are still changes swirling around the Senate, but this looks like the basic shape of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Someone the government says is “a member of, or part of, al-Qaida or an associated force” can be held in military custody “without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.” Those hostilities are currently scheduled toend the Wednesday after never. The move would shut down criminal trials for terror suspects.
But far more dramatically, the detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.”
So despite the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a right to trial, the Senate bill would let the government lock up any citizen it swears is a terrorist, without the burden of proving its case to an independent judge, and for the lifespan of an amorphous war that conceivably will never end. And because the Senate is using the bill that authorizes funding for the military as its vehicle for this dramatic constitutional claim, it’s pretty likely to pass.
I seriously don’t care if you’re a liberal or a conservative or a libertarian or a Zen anarchist. So long as you aren’t Carl Levin or John McCain, the bill’s architects, you can join the Civil Liberties Caucus. Spencer writes:
Weirder still, the bill’s chief architect, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), tried to persuade skeptics that the bill wasn’t so bad. His pitch? “The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States,” he said on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill would just letthe government detain a citizen in military custody, not force it to do that. Reassured yet?
This is what I mean: Give me Rand Paul and Al Franken any day of the week over the Levins and McCains of the Senate. We need more elected officials with the sensibility of Ron Wyden or Al Franken* on the left, or Rand Paul on the right. Right and left are such shoddy, ad hoc descriptors these days anyways.
What’s truly at stake when we start talking about Big Government and such is far more dangerous and preposterous than high marginal tax rates.
We’re talking about the stripping away of our most basic freedoms. We’re talking about a potential state that can call me a terrorist for writing this blog post and then lock me up and throw away the key.
What’s the line from Batman? The night is always darkest just before the dawn. I like to think that’s true, because times seem awfully dark these days.
* Update: Actually, Franken voted for the NDAA so never mind. He’s also sponsoring the PROTECT IP Act which would clamp down on free speech online.
Second Update (Dec. 17th): The National Defense Authorization Act passed. Senator Al Franken withdrew his support from the bill, stating:
“I voted against this bill because it contains provisions on detention that I find unacceptable. While I voted for an earlier version of the legislation, I did so with the hope that the final version would be significantly improved. And that didn’t happen.
“The bill that came before the Senate today still includes several troubling provisions, the worst of which could allow the military to detain Americans indefinitely, without charge or trial, even if they’re captured in the U.S. What’s more, provisions like these could ultimately undermine the safety of our troops stationed abroad. And just yesterday, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified in a Senate hearing that I attended about his deep concerns with the detention provisions and their potentially harmful effects on our counterterrorism efforts.
“Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, and this wasn’t the way to mark its birthday.”
I will have a follow-up post to address this and other arguments surrounding the controversial legislation up soon. Please don’t hesitate to send me thoughts, tips, and feedback.
As we have seen above our leaders care not and serve us not and the move to a cashless society is just another angle and latest attempt of the takeover of our sovereignty by those who believe themselves to be our master .They are locking us down slowly into there global prison system grid in the making and with there ever increasing implementation of Draconian Laws eroding our freedoms and ever more limiting our ability to fight back legally and peacefully. And as the people get poorer and poorer and madder and madder They are completely ready to totally quell any kind of mad violent uprising or any kind of say aggressive attempt at arresting the Cabal Leaders by the masses of people. There ready with overwhelming military might hidden right in today COP with high tech crowd control weapons like LRAD,rubber bullet, chemical weapons, and of course all out full force brutality. They have nice new special detainment facilities ready and waiting to hold all there so called “rioting pillaging decenters or maybe they’ll call them homegrown terrorist or insurgent or some other deceptive name on the Mainstream Lie to you CNN MSNBC ABC CBS BS Network Nightly News. We hope this look at what’s happening right in your face today, will help you decide that enough is enough for tomorrow
HOW HIGH WILL YOU LET THE PRICE OF GAS GO BEFORE YOU EXPLODE