They that can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.
There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.

Welcome Citizen

America is well aware of the fact that since 9/11 and the inception of the Patriot Act our civil liberties have taken a major hit. However recently unbeknownst to most Americans a death blow was struck against our Bill of Rights in the form of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA-2012). This act was passed by 87% of the Senate, 75% of the Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 31, 2011.

"Each year, Congress authorizes the budget of the Department of Defense through a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA of 2012, however, is unlike any previous ones. This year’s legislation contains highly controversial provisions that empower the Armed Forces to engage in civilian law enforcement and to selectively suspend due process and habeas corpus, as well as other rights guaranteed by the 5th and 6th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, for terror suspects apprehended on U.S. soil. The final version of the bill passed the House on December 14, the Senate the following day (ironically, the 220th birthday of the Bill of Rights). It was signed into law by President Obama on New Year’s Eve. With his signature, for the first time since the Internal Security Act of 1950 and the dark days of the McCarthy era that followed, our government has codified the power of indefinite detention into law.

This pernicious law poses one of the greatest threats to civil liberties in our nation’s history. Under Section 1021 of the NDAA, foreign nationals who are alleged to have committed or merely “suspected” of sympathizing with or providing any level of support to groups the U.S. designates as terrorist organization or an affiliate or associated force may be imprisoned without charge or trial “until the end of hostilities.” The law affirms the executive branch’s authority granted under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and broadens the definition and scope of “covered persons.” But because the “war on terror” is a war on a tactic, not on a state, it has no parameters or timetable. Consequently, this law can be used by authorities to detain (forever) anyone the government considers a threat to national security and stability – potentially even demonstrators and protesters exercising their First Amendment rights." -- CounterPunch.org

Participate Now

Saturday, February 11th at Noon State Democratic Party Convention located at 111 West Harbor Drive. – Join up with us at Children’s Park with banners, signs and flags, at Island and First Avenue.
Join us in demonstrating against both of the main political parties – as both the Democratic and Republican parties are responsible for the passage of this Act.   Friday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at both these Congressional offices:   Congresswoman Susan Davis’ office 2700 Adams Avenue in Normal Heights
Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office at 1870 Cordell Street in El Cajon.