LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA !!!! One that every Dem and Repub should support.

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    Jan 17, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Article and suit filed by Chris Hedges of ', article found on Common

    "Why I'm Suing Barack Obama"

    "Attorneys Carl J Mayer and Bruce I Afran filed a complaint Friday in the Southern US District Court in New York City on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force as embedded in the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed by the president Dec. 31. 2011".

    "The act authorizes the military in Title X, Subtitle D, entitiled "Counter-Terrorism," for the first time in more than 200 years, to carry out domestic policing. With this bill, which will take effect March 3, the military can indefinitely detain without trial any US citizen deemed to be a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism. And suspects can be shipped by the military to our offshore penal colony in Guantanamor Bay and kept there until "the edn of hostilities." Its is a castrophic blow to civil liberties."

    "Section 1031 of the bill defines a "covered person" - one to detention - as "a person who was a part of or substantially supported Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the US or its coaltition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act of has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces."

    "The bill, however, does not define the terms "substantially supported," "directly suppored" or "associated forces,"

    Much more to follow, but for now this is a topic that should be of concern to all of us, because of its highly extreme possibilities against our citizens rights, there probably has not in our lifetimes been a more serious constitutional issue.

    Lets do some digging Repubs and Dems to find out just who or what groups brought this up and pushed for it to be passed, lets follow the leads and post them here. Who knows what directions the leads may take us, but search we should do. A good place to start would be to get names of the originators of the bill, then by following the money supporters behind those who came up with and pushed this bill to passage, lets see where this goes.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 17, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    I didn't know you could actually sue the President. Can you?
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    Well the suit includes Panetta and it takes in their position forwarding/approving government actions that the suit believes is against the constitution. This cannot be considered a suit against the individual Obama, but against his action as representative of government actions against its citizens rights. Some lawyer here can explain it much better, but this is my humbly stated opinion in laymens language.
  • rioriz

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    Jan 17, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    I would totally support this and throw in that idiot McCain for being a main supporter for this!
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI didn't know you could actually sue the President. Can you?

    I do not think the President be sued. I seem to recall the idea of "Executive Privilege" protecting the President from being sued.
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 17, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    Relax. Every Socialist state requires a Gulag or something like that.
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    Jan 17, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    tThank you Rioriz, that was a good clue !!

    I googled the subject and come to find out John McCain appears to have been the Primary Author of the Bill to Detain Americans Indefinitely without Trial. He is listed as the 'sponsor' and the Co-sponsors amounted to 9 as follows and were all Republicans.

    Sen. Scott Brown R-MA
    Sen. Saxby Chambliss R-GA
    Sen. James Inhofe R-OK
    Sen. George LeMieus R-FL
    Sen. Joseph Lieberman I-CT
    Sen. Jefferson Sessions R-AL
    Sen. John Thune R-SD
    Sen. David Vitter R-LA
    Sen. Roger Wicker R-MS