The Nazification of the United States
death of the First Amendment
Chuck Norris is no pinko-liberal-commie, and Human
Events is a very conservative publication. The two have
come together to produce one of the most important
articles of our time,
"Obama`s US Assassination Program."
seems only yesterday that Americans, or those interested
in their civil liberties, were shocked that the Bush
so flagrantly violated the FlSA law
against spying on American citizens without a warrant. A
federal judge serving on the FISA court even resigned in
protest to the illegality of the spying.
Nothing was done about it.
security" placed the president and executive branch
above the law of the land. Civil libertarians worried
that the US government was freeing its power from the
constraints of law, but no one else seemed to care.
Encouraged by its success in breaking the law, the
executive branch early this year announced that the
Obama regime has given itself the right to murder
Americans abroad if such Americans are considered a
not defined and, thus, a death sentence would be issued
by a subjective decision of an unaccountable official.
was hardly a peep out of the public or the media.
Americans and the media were content for the government
to summarily execute traitors and turncoats, and who
better to identify traitors and turncoats than the
government with all its spy programs.
The problem with this sort of thing is that once it
starts, it doesn`t stop. As Norris reports citing Obama
regime security officials, the next stage is to
criminalize dissent and criticism of the government.
The May 2010 National Security Strategy states:
"We are now
moving beyond traditional distinctions between homeland
and national security. . . . This includes a
determination to prevent terrorist attacks against the
American people by fully coordinating the actions that
we take abroad with the actions and precautions that we
take at home."[PDF]
Most Americans will respond that the
US government would never confuse an American exercising
First Amendment rights with a terrorist or an enemy of
the state. But, in fact, governments always have. Even
one of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and the
Federalist Party, had their
"Alien and Sedition Acts"
which targeted the Republican press.
Few with power can brook opposition or criticism,
especially when it is a simple matter for those with
power to sweep away constraints upon their power in the
name of "national security." Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan
recently explained that more steps are being taken,
because of the growing number of Americans who have been
"captivated by extremist ideology or causes."
Notice that this phrasing goes beyond concern with
In pursuit of hegemony over both the world and its own
subjects, the US government is shutting down the First
Amendment and turning criticism of the government into
an act of
"domestic extremism," a capital crime punishable by
execution, just as it was in Hitler`s Germany and
Initially German courts resisted Hitler`s illegal acts.
Hitler got around the courts by creating a parallel
court system, like the Bush regime did with its military
tribunals. It won`t be long before a decision of the US
Supreme Court will not mean anything. Any decision that
goes against the regime will simply be ignored.
is already happening in Canada, an American puppet
state. Writing for the Future of Freedom Foundation,
the lawlessness of the US trial of Canadian Omar Khadr.
In January of this year, the Supreme Court of Canada
that the interrogation of Khadr constituted
that violates the principles of fundamental justice"
and "offends the
most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of
detained youth suspects." According to the
the Court instructed the government to
"shape a response
that reconciled its foreign policy imperatives with its
constitutional obligations to Khadr," but the puppet
prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, ignored the
Court and permitted the US government to proceed with
its lawless abuse of a Canadian citizen.[Khadr
ill-served without Supreme Court prescription,
By Chantal Hébert, August 11, 2010]
September 11 destroyed more than lives, World Trade
Center buildings, and Americans` sense of
invulnerability. The event destroyed American liberty,
the rule of law and the US Constitution.
Paul Craig Roberts
was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during
President Reagan`s first term. He was Associate
Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has
held numerous academic appointments, including the
William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and
International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French
President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of
Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington;
and the Soviet Economy
Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy,
and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of
The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice. Click
for Peter Brimelow`s
interview with Roberts about the recent epidemic of