The truth is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is strictly targeted at protecting the rights of Wall Street and providing a lethal tool for the government, which which should never be granted to any person or faction. The question in the past week was whether Obama would be vetoing the bill, because of the fact he’d raised a warning saying he may veto. But we’ve very recently learned that he did not veto, but for a much different reason: He did not feel the language in any way curbed his power. Those of us worried over what is happening to this country were believing that Obama possibly had some qualms about signing away what little remained of our Bill of Rights, but no, it turns out his raised flag—his cautionary approach—was motivated by the possibility that the wording on the NDAA-2012 may not grant the President completely unlimited and unquestioned authority to disappear people he deemed worthy—no charges, no trial—simply of his own choosing. I do not exaggerate, this may very well mark the end of this beautiful thing we’d created, the United States of America, unless the furor needed to defeat this monstrous bill is expressed, and expressed now.
J. González Solorio