American democracy: that behind the facade?

American democracy: that behind the facade?

At the time, the events September 11, 2001 have been used by the U.S. government as a pretext cutting rights and liberties of American citizens. Immediately after the attacks has been adopted by the "Patriot Act» (Uniting and Strengthening America byProviding Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001), authorizing the National Security Agency to listen to all phone calls and secretly search private homes of U.S. citizens without court authorization. The administration of George W. Bush called the document "a key step in the fight against terrorism." This legislation was adopted October 26, 2001, that is, almost immediately after the attacks, with extraordinary speed. Considering that the "Patriot Act" is a whole set of regulations, we can assume that they began to develop even before the attacks. 

"Patriot Act", in fact, crossed the U.S. Constitution, as the IV Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to the inviolability of their persons, houses, papers, and effects, which can not be violated unreasonable search or seizure, and a search warrant or an arrest, according to the American Constitution, can not be issued without probable cause.

Validity of "Patriot Act" was to expire on December 31, 2005. However W. Bush was able to convince the senators to extend the provisions of the Act and to make a permanent right of the authorities to listen to telephone calls and e-mails to track those individuals who U.S. officials deem dangerous to the regime. In this case, the Bush administration did not confuse information The New York Times that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropping talks of "hundreds or even thousands of people (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/16/politics/16program. html? pagewanted = all) », without having the necessary orders in such cases. Bush responded to the publication, saying that everything is done "in the fight against international terrorism." Apparently, it is in the interests of the U.S. government opened a worldwide secret CIA prisons and initiated the use of torture in Iraqi prison "Abu Ghraib" or at a U.S. military base in Guantanamo. 

The Military Commissions Act, passed in 2006, allowed to detain without charge anyone who speaks out against the government's policies. The law provides for closed sessions for both U.S. citizens and foreigners. 

A 2007 law John Warner on the powers of defense (HR5122) corrected the provisions of the Act Posse-Komitatus placing restrictions on the domestic use of the military for law enforcement purposes. The new law has allowed the federal government to unilaterally take control of the National Guard of each state and federal troops to place anywhere in the country during "emergencies in the community." In fact, the law HR5122 was another nail in the coffin of the U.S. Constitution, because in his U.S. National Guard moved in direct subordination to the president (formerly subordinate to the governors of the states). This decision is, in fact, marked the loss of sovereignty of each state individually. 

The law on national security from 2007 ("The use of armed forces in case of emergencies in the community") allowed the authorities to introduce martial law in response to a "natural disaster, disease outbreak, terrorist attack or any other condition in which the president decides that violence in the country has reached the point at which the heads of state will not be able to maintain public order. " 

In the same year, May 9, George W. Bush issued a "Presidential National Security Directive 51» (NSPD 51/HSPD-20), before unanimously adopted by Congress. This document contains a vague explanation of the essence of "emergency", but despite this, the President has the right to cancel the presidential elections, suspend the constitution and carry out any action for the sake of "continuity of government." 

Later adopted by laws such as the law on the prevention of violent radicalization and domestic terrorism of 2007 (HR-1955), and others like him, provide for (a skilful reading them) attributing to the "terrorists" of those involved in the sit-ins, civil disobedience, defenders environment, pacifists, etc., that is, anyone who does not share the official position of the White House. 

The Democratic Party of the United States series continues the old policy of the Republican administration. December 31, 2011 Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act 2012), which, in fact, was a logical continuation of the "Patriot Act" and finally crossed the democratic nature of the state system of the United States. Under the already traditional pretext of fighting terrorism, U.S. authorities can control any citizen. Many of the provisions of the new law and are contrary to the constitution of the United States. 

Sections 1031 and 1032 of the Act determines that U.S. citizens and foreigners can be detained indefinitely by the U.S. Army under the laws of war without trial and provide protection only on suspicion of having links to terrorist organizations. Imprisoned denied the right to counsel, as well as the right to file an appeal. In other words, the prisoners are denied all the rights guaranteed by the constitution and the United States, after all, the "war on terror" is not clearly defined goals, as well as any had time limits. The adopted law provides the U.S. Army and the White House right at its sole discretion and without any evidence to send unwanted citizens into prison for life, citing their "connections" with some "terrorists." 

March 16 Barack Obama signed a decree "On the preparation of resources for national defense purposes» (National Defense Resources Preparedness), according to which in the event of a national emergency any resources (food, water, gold, silver, guns for self-defense, medicine, etc. etc.) come under the full control of the government. Under this law, the federal ministries, government agencies and various agencies are able to seize and manage all the resources they need, according to federal officials for purposes of national defense and security. Any private property can be seized by the state in case of need — this is now fixed position at the state level. 

Under the law, all citizens are automatically registered in the agency "labor reserves for the purposes of national defense» (National Defense Executive Reserve). In the event of an emergency, every American can be called upon to work in a labor camp for reasons of national security, especially since the entire work history of all U.S. citizens are now stored and processed in the national database. All these questions will now engage the director of breeding (Director of Selective Service), a member of the Department of Labor. Obama's decree provides for compensation for property confiscated by the government and the use of human labor — all payments will be made IOUs, and to determine the value of the property is a federal official. 

Besides, now being discussed in the U.S. Bill HR 6566 ("Plan mass death for religious reasons"), which aims — "to amend the National Security Act of 2002, requiring the administrator of the Federal Agency for Emergency Management (FEMA) to provide leadership and coordination in planning for mass death … ". Under the bill Agency FEMA should be prepared to "respond" in the event of mass deaths in the United States, taking into account the differences in religious burials. There can be no doubt that the law will be adopted soon. Troubling, however, references to "mass deaths" in the text of the law. 

Americans can only wait for the declaration of martial law on the pretext of another terrorist attack or natural disaster to have completely finished the legal framework of the authoritarian state in the U.S. has earned the full. Establish martial law in the country will force the Federal Agency of the United States Emergency Management (FEMA), whose program to respond to emergencies and worked long known as the Readiness Exercise 1984 (REX-84). You can also mention the "Operation Garden plot" — a program of the U.S. Army and the National Guard under the control of U.S. Northern Command (Northcom) to assist security forces during the internal strife. One example of the program served as a riot in Los Angeles in 1992, when the Army and Navy to support the National Guard of California. 

Technical innovations are constantly being developed actively help "Big Brother" to follow the daily lives of Americans. According to the Los Angeles Times, in 2005, the drones "Predator» (Predator) are used to spy on U.S. citizens in the United States. The same can be countless kinds of surveillance cameras, technologies for scanning and fingerprint identification from a distance of 6 meters, which is developing the company «IDair» (Hanvisll, Alabama), the use of various microchips for tracking the movement of people. It is known that RFID microchips are many credit cards that Americans have to pay (the use of cash in recent times is treated as "suspicious behavior", which potentially can be associated with being a "terrorist"), or implanted in the student tickets. 

And no matter who comes to power in the U.S. in November 2012 — the course on a consistent loss of American citizens of their rights and freedoms in the total revision of the U.S. Constitution in 1776 will continue, and possibly soon American citizens realize that woke up in the state , once described by George Orwell in his novel, dystopian "1984".

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