FREEDOM EROSION CHART
Bush (and many before him) did their share.
Let's look at what has happened under Obama's reign.
October 2001 - Patriot Act (Bush)
Allows the Federal government to secretly search records and conduct roving wiretaps & raids in pursuit of alleged terrorists or their supporters. DID YOU KNOW: Obama pushed for extension in 2009. Obama signed 4 year extension 5/2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act
2007/2008 - Obama campaigning: "The first thing I will do is I will bring our troops home..."
January 2009 - Obama sworn in as President. He swore to uphold the Constitution.
January 2009 - Obama swears in Timothy Geithner as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Tim Geithner was President of Federal Reserve Bank from 2003 to 2008. (Ben Bernanke is in that position now).
(1) Geithner engineered the AIG bailout, which cost more than it would take to buy everyone in the United States a $300,000 home.
(2) $185 billion was secretly paid to Goldman Sachs while Geithner was President of the Fed. It got out that Geithner told lawyers to hide that money ($185 billion) was being paid to Goldman Sachs. Getihner did not go to jail.
May 2009 - Obama appointed Gary Gensler (former Partner and Co-head of Finance at Goldman Sachs) to be chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Gensler
July 2009: Obama appoints Michael Taylor (former Monsanto VP) as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the FDA. Obama then promotes Michael Taylor to be "Deputy Commissioner for Foods" in January 2010.
August 2009: Obama nominates Ben Bernanke (former CEO of Goldman Sachs) to continue as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Bernanke was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 2006 by Bush and then a 4-year term as Chairman. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_bernanke
October 2009: Obama appoints Adam Storch (formerly VP of Business Intelligence Group at Goldman Sachs) to be CEO of the SEC Enforcement Division. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Storch
2010 - Afghanistan - Obama promised troop withdrawal "by July 2011."
January 2011 - Food Safety & Modernization Act (HR 2751) - Obama signed into law.
March 2011 - Libya - Obama orders attack on Libya without Congressional approval (under the Constitution that Obama swore oath on, this is illegal). http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/22/libyan-conflict-unconstitutional-obama-warned
October 2011 - ACTA (multinational version of SOPA) - Internet Censorship
Obama signed 10/2011, characterizing it as a "executive agreement" and thus bypassing Congressional approval.
Some big players, including RIAA, MPAA, and Pharmaceutical Research and Mfgrs of America helped develop the treaty. Note: By April of 2009 Obama appointed 5 RIAA lawyers to the Justice Department.
January 2012 - NDAA - Indefinite Detention of US Citizens (in USA or abroad) without Right to Trial
Obama signed 1/2012 "with serious reservations" and promises to not use the powers conveyed.
January 2012 - Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) orders 2,717 Mine Resistant Vehicles
March 2012 - NDRP - National Defense Resources Preparedness
In the name of national defense, our government can take control of private sector resources without consent of the owner. Keep in mind this is a refresh of old Martial Law BUT now "in peacetime" and "in non-emergency" are part of the law. In other words, our President can now at any time assume the powers of Martial Law. Obama - Executive Order - 3/16/2012
March 2012 - Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) orders 450 Million Hollow Point Bullets
Sanctions (just like pre-Iraq) on Iran are ramping up the hate and fear of America and preparing the American people for war.
May 2012 - No Trespass Bill - HR 347
Free Speech / Protest Now a Felony - when Secret Service says so
May 2012 - ISP Snooping Bill - HR 1981
"Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers" (Started in July 2011)
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Government & private entities share info, no warrants or subpoenas needed, military has access to private info, companies immune from liability if they give info to government.
Obama promised to veto if it gets thru Congress & Senate.
He also told Congress & Senate if they make certain change (making CISPA worse), he will not veto.
Right now: Congress has voted yes. Senate deliberating NOW.
Some easy-one-click ways to speak out:
NSA Spy Base in Utah to be completed September 2013
Pre-emptive Strike against Iran and Syria - WAR
(this will probably be without Congressional approval)
United Nations "Small Arms Treaty" (gun ban)
(being pushed by Hillary Clinton & Obama)
Reduce your ability to defend yourself or revolt and increase your dependence on government