The Forgotten Issue, Our Eroding Freedom

Not brought up in the presidential debates; the issue raised in this biting cartoon, a street art piece we found in Downtown Los Angeles en route to an all you can eat Korean bbq joint, rightly urging us to “say something” about the miserable treatment Americans have become inured to at the hands of the intrusive Transportation Safety Administration. In ten years TSA has caught not a single evil doer but succeeds in delaying, humiliating, outright robbing American travellers. It has grown to deployment outside of airports under President Obama’s watch. And Obama has carried out a far more egregious assault on our civil liberties details author Chris Hedges , “…including signing into law Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which permits the U.S. military to detain American citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely in military facilities. When a U.S. District Judge struck down the law in September the Obama administration immediately appealed the decision. The NDAA has been accompanied by use of the Espionage Act, which Obama has turned to six times in silencing whistle-blowers. Obama supported the FISA Amendment Act so government could spy on tens of millions of us without warrants. He has drawn up kill lists to exterminate those, even U.S. citizens, deemed by the ruling elite to be terrorists.”

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