“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”—Martin Niemoller
Despite what some may think, the Constitution is no magical incantation against government wrongdoing. Indeed, it’s only as effective as those who abide by it. However, without courts willing to uphold the Constitution’s provisions when government officials disregard it and a citizenry knowledgeable enough to be outraged when those provisions are undermined, it provides little to no protection against SWAT team raids, domestic surveillance, police shootings of unarmed citizens, indefinite detentions, and the like.
Unfortunately, the courts and the police have meshed in their thinking to such an extent that anything goes when it’s done in the name of national security, crime fighting and terrorism. Consequently, America no longer operates under a system of justice characterized by due process, an assumption of innocence, probable cause and clear prohibitions on government overreach and police abuse. Instead, our courts of justice have been transformed into courts of order, advocating for the government’s interests, rather than championing the rights of the citizenry, as enshrined in the Constitution.
Just recently, for example, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in U.S. v. Westhoven that driving too carefully, with a rigid posture, taking a scenic route, and having acne are sufficient reasons for a police officer to suspect you of doing something illegal, detain you, search your car, and arrest you—even if you’ve done nothing illegal to warrant the stop in the first place.
In that same vein, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in a 5-4 ruling in Navarette v. California that police officers can, under the guise of “reasonable suspicion,” stop cars and question drivers based solely on anonymous tips, no matter how dubious, and whether or not they themselves witnessed any troubling behavior.
And then you have the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Hedges v. Obama, a legal challenge to the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), thereby affirming that the President and the U.S. military can arrest and indefinitely detain individuals, including American citizens, based on a suspicion that they might be associated with or aiding terrorist organizations.
I do believe so! Once the SUPREME COURT is in the pocket of the far left-IT WILL BEDONE!!
the same things are happening now as was in the 30s; remember this people , whoever doesent study history is doomed to repeat it, all the signs are there people
Are "We" recreating The Third Reich ? no. We're going to prevent it.
But Barack Obama is a Dedicated, Confirmed Marxist-Socialist and proven Fascist Dictator since becoming president. He shares the SAME basic Philosophy as Lenin/Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse Tung, Kim, Castro, Ho Chi Mihn, and Pol Pot.
In recent decades the US Supreme Court has taken the position that they are the law. That these 9 justices will determine under what law and rules we will live by. The US Constitution says other wise, and it is time Congress stood up and challenged the Supreme Court.
First by limiting service on the court to 20 years, or age 75, whatever comes first.
Second, by implementing states rights and specifically re-establishing the Bill of Rights, and eliminating Executive Orders which are not delineated by the Constitution.
AMEN!!! In other words...they need to do their JOBS!!!
Yea, the Supreme Court is going to say that they are the "law." There is a grave potential danger, overreach is being done with their tinpot leader. They are going around proclaiming that "olblameacare" is the "law of the land." They want us to bow down in submission. Yes, we are a "Nation of Laws." However bad laws should be abolished/repealed. Executive orders also have their limitations on the Presidents who are fit to recognize and respect the limitation, and not wield "Executive orders" like an iron fist like oblamea is doing. The Bill of Rights and Our Constitution is still established, however the tinpot regime is doing end runs around it left and right. oblamea is not upholding the Oath to Preserve and Protect the Constitution. One of the reasons that he should be immediately relieved of his office!
Just remember this ...... THE MARXIST/COMMUNISTS LIE! An oath to uphold the Constitution means nothing to these people. They live on lies!
How much you want to bet Obama didn't swear on the bible when he was sworn in.
Everyone else in the world is warning us of this but we Americans are too busy worshiping Hollywood and a false president to see it. When you have the NSA recording everything from everyone, how can we think the NSA won't use all that info to make our elected do whatever the NSA or who controls the NSA wants. We are on a sinking ship with a simple fix but everyone is too busy for all that right now.