Dec 3rd 2011
The Constitution Is Dead: The Gradual Transition towards an Orwellian Police State
Americans denied their First and Third amendment rights…
by Devon DB
Many in America still believe that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and that politicians, both Republican and Democrat alike, still hold that view and ensure that any and all legislation passed does not violate it. However, in today’s America, the Constitution is effectively a null and void document, nothing more than a symbol politicians pay lip service to.
The destruction of the Constitution began soon after 9/11 when the Patriot Act was pushed through Congress. In the heat of the moment it seemed as if the legislation was meant to protect us from terrorism, however it was later revealed that certain provisions blatantly violated the First, Fourth, and Sixth Amendments.  Interestingly enough, however, this didn’t stop the Senate from to extending the Patriot Act earlier this year . In doing this, the government revealed just how much they respect the Constitution.
The next unconstitutional act to take place was under President Obama. Despite his “hope and change” rhetoric during the campaign, the only thing Obama changed was to further erode the Constitution and the power of checks and balances in government. Obama argued that the UN mandate gave him the right to bombard Libya, however the mandate has nothing to do with the fact that such an action was unconstitutional  as the power to declare war in held solely by Congress, not to mention the fact that it violated the War Powers Act. In carrying out this action, Obama did even more to expand the imperial presidency and showed his blatant hypocrisy as in 2007 he clearly stated that “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”  (emphasis added) However, in later months he would take this disregard of the Constitution to the extreme.
Just two months ago, Obama authorized the assassination of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. While al-Awlaki was a member of Al Qaeda, he was still a US citizen at the time of his death  and thus he still had rights as a citizen, specifically the right due process. This never occurred with al-Awlaki. Due to al-Awlaki’s assassination, it sets a legal precedent which allows the current and future Presidents to assassinate US citizens and withhold damning evidence- if there even is any- from the public under the guise of “national security.”
Today, we see due to the brutal crackdown of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Oakland, New York, and most recently Los Angeles, that Americans are being denied their First and Third amendment rights. Mayors are sending the message that if one decides to pose a serious challenge to the status quo, they will be violently crushed.
The Constitution is dead and with it the beliefs and ideals America was founded on have also passed away. The most terrifying occurrence, however, is that Americans are seeing their freedoms eroded are still in denial that a police state is slowly, but surely on its way.
Devon DB is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Devon DB
Who is Michael Chertoff? co author PATRIOT ACT ..USA
NAZI? WHY NOT THE MORE APT BOLSHAVIK?
Jacobdead on 25 Mar 2011
Brasscheck TV If it looks like a Nazi and acts like a Nazi…
The US news media protects Michael Chertoff.
He has done more damage to the US than any person I can think of, living or dead.
His record speaks for itself.
Somehow, he was working on the PATRIOT Act before 9/11, he had a hand in “normalizing” torture, he sat on his hands and let New Orleaneans die, and now he’s engineered a mass irradiation and humiliation program that effects millions of Americans.
The new growth industry in the US is criminalizing, harassing, robbing and imprisoning American citizens.
Call it the “Chertoff Century.”
Remember the massive human catastrophe after the levee failures
in New Orleans in 2005?
Thousands of people were left stranded without food, water,
medical attention for days while then Homeland Security
head Michael Chertoff sat on his hands.
So what was Chertoff so busy with both before and after
the New Orleans catastrophe?
Thanks to a lawsuit by EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information
Center) now we finally know.
Chertoff was working overtime spending BILLIONS of tax payer dollars
to develop full-body scanners not only for airports, but also portable
ones to irradiate random people walking down the street without
their knowledge or consent.
This was YEARS before the entirely bogus so-called “underwear”
No wonder Chertoff was so distracted. He was busy setting himself up
for a personal multi-million dollar payday.
Michael Chertoff’s New Orleans handiwork. Homeland Security at work.
News & Politics
WATER AS A WEAPON.
FLUORIDE GOOD FOR YOU….
When emailed the Spokane blueprints attached to this story, he declined further comment. Larry Chertoff, by the way, is the “secret cousin” of former Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff. Larry Chertoff is currently a director of Alinda Capital Partners LLC, the largest independent infrastructure private equity fund, and has had more than 30 years experience in the public and private sector working on water projects. He was chief economist for New York City’s Environmental Protection Administration. He was also the US correspondent to Global Water Intelligence, as well as an advisor to the NYC Comptroller on watershed protection issues. He is a founding Board member of the Environmental Action Coalition, Water Industry Council and Water Institute of the National Council for Public Private partnering and a member of the National Research Council’s Water and Technology Board Committee of Privatization of Water Services in the United States. His son, Ben Chertoff, was an editor at Popular Mechanics at the time that magazine ran its infamous “Debunking 911 conspiracy theories” cover story.
We call Larry a “secret” cousin, for he vigorously denies a familial relationship with DHS Michael Chertoff, although Larry’s ex-wife has copped to the fact that they are, indeed, cousins. Michael Chertoff was a co-author of the U.S. Patriot Act, which has legalized the use of poisons and delivery systems, in the infamous Section 817. Looks like we’ve got a family affair―Mike makes genocide legal and Larry does the footwork.
Extending the water situation to a global perspective, it is of interest to note that American Water Works, which was up until recently a subsidiary of German blue chip utility corporation RWE, has been quietly buying up municipal water systems across country. There is water everywhere, and American Water Works wants to own it. AWW currently operates in thirty-two U.S. states, and is considered the largest investor-owned water supply company operating within the United States. AWW now supplies water to 16 million people across America. Apparently motivated by a drive towards acquisition rather than size of the acquired utility, AWW recently bought up the water utility that serves Mountain Top Estates in Middle Smithfield Township, which serves 180 people, and then turned around and acquired SJ services in New Jersey, which serves more than 7200 customers. RWE maintains a close relationship with Bayer, which was at one point in time IG Farben. IG Farben is known to have manufactured Zyclon-B, used to gas millions of people during the Nazi reign of terror. The chairman of the Board of Bayer , Dr. Manfred Schneider sits on the Board of RWE. The former Executive Vice President of Bayer, Udo Oels, also served as member of the Economic Advisory Board of RWE.
RWE and Bayer are currently partnering on a research project involving carbon dioxide.
IG Farben also supplied the fluoride additives to the water in the concentration camps. No, the Nazis were not concerned about the dental hygiene of their prisoners. Fluoride was known even back then to act on the hippocampus in the brain, rendering those imbibing it passive and docile. In boxing, this is called the old one-two punch, with a modern chemical twist: dull them with fluoride, then move in for the kill…
AWW is not to be confused with AWWA (American Water Works Association), which sets the standards for water systems world wide, including the problematic “double-line” system. The last available public posting of the countries NOT subscribing to the AWWA standards revealed a list of nations generally considered by the Western world to comprise the “axis of evil”–Iraq, Iran, Cuba, the Sudan and Syria. This list was compiled just before the invasion of Iraq in 2002. Having decimated the infrastructure of Iraq with repeated bombings, the U.S. is dutifully rebuilding the water system in that country.
AWWA has launched a campaign to get people back “on tap,” that is, away from drinking bottled water and back on the very tap water which may turn deadly, when this project is deployed.
The only questions that remain, as I see it, are these: What is in the second line? And when is deployment planned? I just may be able to scrounge up enough spare change to high tail it outta here at that time.