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Senate Bill 1867 Annihilates the Bill of Rights December 3, 2011

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Senate Bill 1867 Annihilates the Bill of Rights

by Wonda Elizabeth Perry

President Obama Signing a bill into lawDespite the sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a right to trial, Senate Bill 1867 — the National Defense Authorization Act — would allow the government to indefinitely, lock up anyone they deem a threat. This could include, but is not limited to journalist, bloggers, political activists, anyone who is “supposedly” anti-government, members of various religions, etc.

For those of you still in the dark it’s time to wake up and fight the tyranny, not from those on distant shores, but from those in the highest seats of authority in our own lands.

This new bill would allow American citizens to be arrested, detained, tortured and killed without due process. The basic elements of due process as laid out in the US Constitution in the fourth Amendment, guarantees freedom from search and seizure without probable cause. No person may be detained without probable cause and without being informed of the charges against him.

Under the sixth Amendment those accused of a crime have the right to a speedy and public trial by a jury of their peers, and they must be informed of the charge or charges against them. The defendant has the right to face his accuser or accusers and to effectively defend himself by providing his own witnesses, who are compelled by law to testify, and he is allowed an individual attorney to aid in his defense. Furthermore, it is necessary that the client/attorney relationship be one of trust and confidentiality.

This provision of confidentiality between the defendant and his attorney is also covered under the fifth Amendment which says that no person “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” Additionally both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments state that due process shall apply to every person.

Another amendment, the eighth, prohibits the use of cruel and unusual punishment (torture) and the imposing of excessive bail and fines.

For a complete transcript of the Bill of Rights click the link: Bill of Rights

In the words of Mike Adams, of Natural News the passing of this bill is “our founding fathers would have said, acts of war against the People.”

For more on this hideous bill visit: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/senate-military-detention/.

My greatest concern as a citizen of the world is what this bill means to civil and religious liberty everywhere. The world patterns the United States of America. She is the two-horned beast of Revelation 13 and is even now fulfilling prophecy. She is indeed speaking “like a dragon.” “The law of God, through the agency of Satan, is to be made void. In our land of boasted freedom, religious liberty will come to an end. The contest will be decided over the Sabbath question, which will agitate the whole world.”—Ev 236.

“Those who live during the last days of this earth’s history will know what it means to be persecuted for the truth’s sake. In the courts injustice will prevail. The judges will refuse to listen to the reasons of those who are loyal to the commandments of God because they know the arguments in favor of the fourth commandment are unanswerable. They will say, ‘We have a law, and by our law he ought to die.’—LDE 145.

“We see that efforts are being made to restrict our religious liberties. . . .  An amendment to our Constitution is being urged in Congress, and when it is obtained, oppression must follow.”—RH, December 18, 1888 par. 12.

The act of imposing a bill like this is blatantly contrary to the constitution and clearly resembles the insidious era known as the Dark Ages, when the Roman Catholic Church was in the supremacy. “The same spirit which in the Dark Ages consigned men and women to prison, to exile, and to death, which conceived the exquisite torture of the Inquisition, which planned and executed the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, and which kindled the fires of Smithfield, is still at work with malignant energy in unregenerate hearts. The history of truth has ever been the record of a struggle between right and wrong.”—AA 84.

“They (American politicians and leaders) are working in blindness. They do not see that if a Protestant government sacrifices the principles that have made them a free, independent nation, and through legislation brings into the Constitution principles that will propagate papal falsehood and papal delusion, they are plunging into the Roman horrors of the Dark Ages.”—LDE 125.

“To give them (the Roman Catholic Church) greater power, a bull was issued re-establishing the inquisition. Notwithstanding the general abhorrence with which it was regarded, even in Catholic countries, this terrible tribunal was again set up by popish rulers, and atrocities too terrible to bear the light of day were repeated in its secret dungeons. In many countries, thousands upon thousands of the very flower of the nation, the purest and noblest, the most intellectual and highly educated, pious and devoted pastors, industrious and patriotic citizens, brilliant scholars, talented artists, skillful artisans, were slain or forced to flee to other lands.

“Such were the means which Rome had invoked to quench the light of the Reformation, to withdraw from men the Bible, and to restore the ignorance and superstition of the Dark Ages.”—GC 235.

Anyone should as a free, moral individual– regardless of creed or religion, oppose any law contrary to religious liberty. But especially must those who claim to be the remnant church of God fight against such measures. We are told, “It is our duty to do all in our power to avert the threatened danger. . . . A vast responsibility is devolving upon men and women of prayer throughout the land to petition that God may sweep back this cloud of evil, and give a few more years of grace to work for the Master.

“Those who are now keeping the commandments of God need to bestir themselves that they may obtain the special help which God alone can give them. They should work more earnestly to delay as long as possible the threatened calamity.

Let not the commandment-keeping people of God be silent at this time as though we gracefully accepted the situation.

We are not doing the will of God if we sit in quietude, doing nothing to preserve liberty of conscience. Fervent, effectual prayer should be ascending to heaven that this calamity may be deferred until we can accomplish the work which has so long been neglected. Let there be most earnest prayer and then let us work in harmony with our prayers.

“There are many who are at ease, who are, as it were, asleep. They say, ‘If prophecy has foretold the enforcement of Sunday observance the law will surely be enacted,’ and having come to this conclusion they sit down in a calm expectation of the event, comforting themselves with the thought that God will protect His people in the day of trouble. But God will not save us if we make no effort to do the work He has committed to our charge. . . .

“As faithful watchmen you should see the sword coming and give the warning, that men and women may not pursue a course through ignorance that they would avoid if they knew the truth.” —LDE 126-127.

Abbreviations:

All books quoted were authored by Ellen G. White.

AA – Acts of the Apostles

Ev –Evangelism

GC – The Great Controversy, 1911 edition

LDE – Last Day Events

RH – Review and Herald

 

For further reading on this topic please see our book: Earth’s Final Battle and/or The Great Controversy

 

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