No where and at no time have I ever heard a clearer case of doublespeak in my 70 years. I offer the Wikipedia definition in case anyone has a dout it: “Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., “downsizing” for layoffs), making the truth less unpleasant, without denying its nature. It may also be deployed as intentional ambiguity, or reversal of meaning (for example, naming a state of war “peace”). In such cases, doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth, producing a communication bypass.”
The core: “As Americans look upon this treacherous legislation, it it should first be remembered that the very bill President Obama threatened to veto was controversial due to the language the Obama White House pressured Congress to addto the bill, according to Sen. Carl Levin.
Second, Signing Statements are not law, and are not a Constitutional power granted to the executive branch; any reassuring (or troubling) language within has no binding status– though it may shed light on the character of the chief executive. However, the statement itself does not indicate any deviation of intent from the law as written and signed.’
The groundwork has been laid and now it is open for subordanates to play with in ambitious rise to power or those who adhere to the phrase “there is no excess in the defense of freedom.” from days gone by.
1. Obama’s Signing Statement on NDAA: ‘I have the power to detain Americans… but I won’t’
2. Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’
3. Govt. Says It Can Assassinate or Indefinitely Detain Americans on American Soil Without Any Due Process
The role of the military in some areas is starting to shift in almost a sympathetic and parallel move to the military becoming the nations jailer of first resort.
Spec-Ops troops study to be part-spy, part-gumshoe
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