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The Military Commissions Act‘s stated purpose is:

“To authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes.”

The bill limits captives’ access to habeas corpus and has been suggested to be unconstitutional.

According to Wikipedia: This bill redefines unlawful enemy combatant in such a broad way that it refers to any person who is

engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States.

This makes it possible for US citizens to be designated unlawful enemy combatant because

it could be read to include anyone who has donated money to a charity for orphans in Afghanistan that turns out to have some connection to the Taliban or a person organizing an anti-war protest in Washington, D.C.

As such habeas corpus may be denied to US citizens.

Remember, too, that in the 2006 Military Commissions Act, Congress stripped from all these prisoners any meaningful right to utilize our federal courts, thereby defying our own Supreme Court. – Nat Hentoff (Villiage Voice)

Patrick Leahy, United States Senator, commented about the Act:

“Passing laws that remove the few checks against mistreatment of prisoners will not help us win the battle for the hearts and minds of the generation of young people around the world being recruited by Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. Authorizing indefinite detention of anybody the Government designates, without any proceeding and without any recourse—is what our worst critics claim the United States would do, not what American values, traditions and our rule of law would have us do. This is not just a bad bill, this is a dangerous bill.

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According to Wikipedia:Also known as “The Great Writ,” a writ of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum is a summons with the force of a court order addressed to the custodian (such as a prison official) demanding that a prisoner be brought before the court, together with proof of authority, allowing the court to determine whether that custodian has lawful authority to hold that person, or, if not, the person should be released from custody. The prisoner, or another person on his behalf (for example, where the prisoner is being held incommunicado), may petition the court or an individual judge for a writ of habeas corpus.

The right of habeas corpus—or rather, the right to petition for the writ—has long been celebrated as the most efficient safeguard of the liberty of the subject.

The November 13, 2001, Presidential Military Order gave the President of the United States the power to detain a non-citizen suspected of connection to terrorists or terrorism as an unlawful combatant. As such, it was asserted that a person could be held indefinitely without charges being filed against him or her, without a court hearing, and without entitlement to a legal consultant. Many legal and constitutional scholars contended that these provisions were in direct opposition to habeas corpus and the United States Bill of Rights.

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Have you ever heard of the New World Order? How about the North American Union – a plan between Canada, USA, and Mexico to merge, borderless, for ‘trade’ and sharing a new currency called the Amero?

Did you know that in May 2008 all Americans may be required to carry a National Identification (ID) card, which carries a radio frequency chip that may be required to hold personal details such as fingerprints? The Real ID Act of 2005 was passed “as part of an emergency military spending and tsunami relief bill” with the intentions of replacing all driver’s licenses and basically creates it into a ‘passport for home’.

Visit RealNightmare.org and the National Conference of State Legislatures to learn more about the National ID, which goes into effect as early as May 11th, 2008.

“More than half the nation’s state legislatures have passed or proposed legislation denouncing the [National ID] plan, and some have penned bills expressly forbidding compliance.” – Eliott C. McLaughlin (CNN)

Most Americans have no idea. These topics have received virtually no attention by the mainstream media.

Zeitgeist movie – watch here.

The North American union has been planned without the consent of the Congress or the people – which will expire the Constitution. Secret plans have been being noticed and revealed, such as superhighways connecting Canada to Mexico, the National ID card, and a number of violations to the Bill of Rights. The American people have purposely been subjected to ‘dumbening’ via the mass media and the education system – in order to keep them unaware of the plans falling into action. Why?

“The last thing the men behind the curtain want is a conscious, informed public capable of critical thinking,” to eliminate your freedom, and to prevent the people from rising against the plans to put the the world into the control of the elite.” – Zeitgeist (film)

The Patriot Act was designed in the month following the (controversial) September 11th attacks, supposedly to ‘protect’ us from terrorism but which also undermined our civil liberties and the First Amendment.

The Bill of Rights has already been completely undermined and Habeas Corpus has been suspended by the Military Commissions Act of 2006 [ref], with which a “person could be held indefinitely, without charges being filed against him or her, without a court hearing, and without entitlement to a legal consultant” [ref]. This act even “prohibits a combatant subject to trial by commission from invoking the Geneva Conventions as a source of rights” [ref].

This Act gives the President the power to [use the military to] arrest and convict anyone he or she ‘establishes’ as a threat. This basically allows the President to undermine the Constitution (which is designed to protect the people, not the government) and therefore stop any ‘threat’ he chooses – yes, even if you’re an American. Even I, writing this article, could fall victim to this act by writing the topics that may ‘undermine national security’. And this, we must understand, is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced since the war for independence.

The North American Union is another step in conjunction with the European Union, the African Union, and a fourth Asian Union (which is underway). These unions are all designed to eliminate the sovereignty of all the states, provinces and country to form these four super-states.

This is the New World Order.

Stan Jones – Montana Libertarian running for Senate in 2006 courageously speaks the truth:

Please watch the film Zeitgeist to learn more.

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