Thursday, May 21, 2009

Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan

If you are not much concerned about the lives of civilians (human beings with hearts) in other countries (and yes, unlike the mainstream news reports, this includes families, women and children in the middle east and reports of heinous acts committed them within these existing facilities to the point where I cannot even bring myself to post about it yet because they are too horrible to think about), then consider that there are detention facilities for you too here in the US. They were started under the Bush administration along with the damning Patriot Act. It does not take much research to connect the dots and see that, at some point, this will happen here at home with those labeled as "domestic terrorists." When I did this research, I truly became fearful of our federal government for the first time in my life, but I could not stop researching. As I have, please choose wisely if you would like to speak up.

Obama Is Said To Consider Preventive Detention Plan

Published: May 20, 2009
New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said.

Read full article here.


  1. See, Jay, this is the problem with a pragmatic politician, they will listen to all the "conventional wisdom" voices, and will try to find "middle ground" instead of trying to think outside of the normal line of statist thinking.

    I'm sad to say that Obama is slipping from the range of possibilities I expected him to maybe lean towards... instead of listening to the activists and progressives that helped him get started, he's listening more to the establishment -- both corporate and governmental.

  2. Poli-Theo, does this add weight to the argument that both parties are "two wings of the same bird," a show to distract us from those who are actually in power?

    I thought the video, "The Obama Deception," had some valid points. Hate the title as it sounds anti-obama (something I try to avoid because I don't want to be seen as being on a particular "side"), but it actually explains the presidency, including the Bushes, Clinton, et all.