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Chris Hedges: "The Post-Constitutional Era", truthdig.com (4 May 2014)

 

Chris Hedges laments that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rejection of an appeal in the case by prominent persons against the U.S. Government's N.D.A.A. of 2012  (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012) Section 1021(b)(2), means that the U.S. military's ability to arrest "U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process" remains in legal force.

 

Thus, writes hedges, the U.S. has begun a "post-constitutional era" in which the U.S. Government can now legally perform "extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil." While recommending militant action (which I do not), Hedges insists that the only way now to protect liberty against the growing tyranny of a government subservient to corporate power ("one of the core definitions of fascism") is to build mass movements against corporate tyranny and dismantle the two-party system of sham democracy.

 

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