Obama warns Congress, “Don’t threaten my power!”

by Doug Book,  staff writer

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) is making its way through Congress and if it is in any way different from last year’s unconstitutional onslaught against the American public, it is only for the worse.

Last year, Congress overwhelmingly passed and Barack Hussein Obama signed into law the most egregious assault on due process rights in the nation’s history. The NDAA of 2012 gave Obama unlimited authority to have members of the U.S. military detain any American citizen he suspected of posing a potential threat to the United States. According to the Act, such citizens face an indefinite period of imprisonment with no right of habeas corpus, no right to trial, no right to present proof of innocence and no method of appeal.

In his signing statement, Obama made a point of offering false and cynical protestations against this indefinite detention language, claiming his administration “…[would] not authorize without trial the indefinite military detention of American citizens.” (1) Of course those concerns were no more than verbal crocodile tears as Senator Carl Levin later revealed it was Obama himself who demanded the detention powers be part of the Act. (2)

In mid-May, Obama issued an 8 page Statement of Administration Policy expressing his views on the existing, 2013 version of the NDAA. In it, Obama makes no mention whatever of the controversial revocation of due process section. In fact, the closest he comes to speaking of that particular threat to the American public is in a brief, final paragraph entitled “Constitutional Concerns.” And what are the President’s constitutional concerns? Why, Congressional “…encroachment on the President’s exclusive authorities related to international negotiations,” of course!

It seems Obama has decided that the only unacceptable, constitutional abuse of federal power contained in the Act involves an assault on HIS “exclusive authority.”  And Obama repeats this concern throughout the Statement, chiding Congress for its obvious lack of respect for what he apparently believes an unlimited power to make treaties, “retire, dismantle or eliminate” the nation’s nuclear and conventional arsenals; indeed for “…the Executive branch’s ability to carry out its military, national security and foreign relations activities…” More than once the petulant President threatens a veto of the Act should Congress not come to its collective senses and allow him full exercise of the dictatorial authority which he apparently believes to have come with the job. (1)

Obama undoubtedly considers such a display of arrogance quite safe even in an election year as the majority of Republicans have shown themselves just as eager to pass this dictatorial authority on to the President in 2013 as they had been a year earlier. Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, GOP Congressman Buck McKeon has even written a new provision into the Act, claiming American citizens would have full availability of a writ of habeas corpus “…in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution for any person who is detained in the United States pursuant to the Authorization for the Use of Military Force.” (3)

Unfortunately, just like the fraudulent assurances which were made part of the 2012 Act, McKeon’s language “…does nothing to prevent the indefinite detention of American under the 2013 NDAA” itself! Nor does it include any guarantee of habeas corpus rights before military courts or tribunals, the actual venue for federal actions against Obama’s detainees! In short, McKeon’s cynical efforts simply provide meaningless cover for Barack Obama’s future abuses of power, nothing more. (3)

Should he be re-elected, Barack Obama will have the power to kill off political enemies via the Patient Protection Act and imprison those who happen to survive! November is shaping up as the most important month in the past 200 years!

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(1) http://www.infowars.com/president-obamas-ndaa-signing-statement-i-have-the-power-to-detain-americans-but-i-wont/

(2) http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2012/01/obama%E2%80%99s-signing-statement-on-ndaa-i-have-the-power-to-detain-americans%E2%80%A6-but-i-won%E2%80%99t/

(3) http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/11618-obama-threatens-veto-of-ndaa-2013-too-many-restrictions-on-his-exclusive-authority

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7 thoughts on “Obama warns Congress, “Don’t threaten my power!””

  1. Barack Junior is a dummy-corporation assembled by Nazi collaborator George Soros and other like-minded communists, along with known terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who is dressed up and trotted out to read some prearranged script on occasion.

    Barack Junior is then put back in his cage, to smoke dope and watch ESPN, until needed again to parrot the wishes of his handlers.

    Watching Barack Junior attempt to speak without a written script is always a painful disaster for his handlers, and comedy of the highest order for the American people.

    Every known associate of Barack Junior, from his past to the present day, is a communist or a terrorist. Without exception.

  2. Nice try dipstick, but there is only one MombosaMoonbeam.

    The real MombosaMoonbeam rips liberals to shreds every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

    Anyone else making the claim, is just a cheap imitation.

    The same as Barack Junior claiming to be the President. Just a cheap imitation in an empty suit, who can't put two words together to form a comprehensible sentence, while stuttering all over himself as he struggles through his drug induced haze to mispronounce the simplest of words.

    MombosaMoonbeam, often imitated, but never duplicated.

    1. Funny you say that, because I have invited you IN PERSON to defend your trash talking and you have backed down each and every time. AND I LIVE IN THE SAME TOWN RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD FROM YOU!!

      1. Since you are extending the invitation, you should post the address of your mother's basement.

        1. Coach ! Regarding Moonbat…..get this foul-mouthed creep OUT of this website !!!
          This kind of trash-talk simply HAS to stop….

  3. We can only hope that a Congress, weary and P.Oed at being marginalized by this illegal pretender, will finally double and redouble all their efforts to make life as miserable as possible for O'Liar…….This can easily happen if Senators who place any value whatsoever on their collective abiliities to return to the Senate in November will over rule and muzzle Speaker Harry Reid. Also, there can be NO compromise in the House by Speaker Boehner and House Republicans that this NDAA must be voted down.

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