New U.S. policy is flirting with fascism

U.S. might authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without trial.

If anyone has any doubts about how far the one percent is prepared to go to preserve the status-quo, one only look at the present legislation being considered in the land of the free, the good old U.S.A.

A provision in the National Defence Authorization Act would authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial, and would include indefinite detention.

The measure would effectively extend the definition of what is considered the U.S. military’s battlefield to anywhere in the world, even the United States. It would seem that our southern neighbour is about to flirt with fascism in an attempt to control the unrest of the 99 percent.

As if that isn’t scary enough, the government of Steven Harper thinks it would be a good idea for Canada to sign on and become a party to this draconian insanity.

Benjamin Franklin said, “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”

Let the Americans build their six-thousand-mile fence because by the direction they are moving it will undoubtedly protect Canadians much more from them, than it will them from us.

 

Wayne Clark

Maple Ridge

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