Yesterday was a national day of protest against the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). All over the country people were going to their local congress member’s offices to let them know that we want this law repealed. It was no different in my town. Our Congressman is Louie Gohmert. Several of our group that protested yesterday have sent email, called, and even tried to get an appointment with Mr. Gohmert only to have him duck all the questions or to have his staff return the calls to try and dissuade us from telling everyone we know how he signed the NDAA and still believes that he did the right thing.
We went to Mr. Gohmert’s office yesterday and protested for 7 hours. At first there were only 2 of us, but we sat in front of his office with signs saying, “REPEAL NDAA”, “Protect OUR Constitution”, “Read Before You Vote”, and “Dear Louie, Don’t tread on me! –The Constitution” After about 3 hours, we were joined by 3 more people. Amanda, Angela, and Rebecca had made signs and were ready to show their disdain, as well. Their signs read, “NO WAY NDAA”, “STOP SOPA”, and “Rule of Law” with NDAA scratched through on it. We waved our signs along the Loop in front of Gohmert’s office complex. There were lots of honks, thumbs up, and cheers as we waved our signs! It was nice to hear that other people agreed!! About 30 minutes later, we were joined by Matt. He had brought more supplies to make signs for anyone that didn’t have them and so we can use them at a future demonstrations as well! HOW NICE!! Anyway, he had Angela make him a sign that on one side said “Are you a TERRORIST??? Our GOVERNMENT thinks so!!” and on the other side said ” NDAA Indefinite Detention” with arms that were crossed at the wrist and chained. Then Danny and Carletta came and waved their sign that said “Keep the Oath of Office” on one side and “Restore Our Constitution” on the other. We had a few more join us that I didn’t get to meet, but they also waved signs in protest of the NDAA law! All total, we ended up with 10 people standing on the roadside waving signs to the Tyler traffic during rush hour.
I hope for those people that didn’t honk, but read the signs, that they went home and Googled NDAA. Maybe, just maybe, we helped to wake someone else up! People really need to know what is going on in our government and Mainstream Media surely isn’t going to tell you. We’ve seen that with the NDAA. Have you heard anyone on the news channels talk about it?? I didn’t think so.
If you are reading this and you don’t know what NDAA is, please Google it. The National Defense Authorization Act allows for indefinite detention of American citizens on U.S. soil. That’s right…no lawyer, no due process, no phone call. But wait…aren’t those things guaranteed to us in the Constitution, you say? They are…and that is why this law is unconstitutional and should be repealed!! I know EVERY congressman in TX, except Ron Paul, voted for this unconstitutional law. Every Senator from TX voted for this unconstitutional law. If you are not from TX, did your congress members and Senators vote against it? More than likely, no. This law passed as bill in house with little resistance. It passed as a bill in the Senate with almost NO resistance. It was then signed into law by Obama December 31, 2011. Bet you didn’t hear that on the news, huh?
Get involved and start waking people up! You don’t need a National Day of Protest to do this. Organize a group in your town or county and go protest against this law and others coming up for votes that are even worse. Take a look at EEA (Enemy Expatriation Act), ACTA (Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement), and OPEN Act. These are all unconstitutional!! Look them up, read and become knowledgeable about them. Spread the word to your friends, on Facebook, on Twitter, and Google+. Then call, email, write, tweet, or leave a comment for your Congress member or Senators letting them know you disagree with these pieces of legislation! You MUST get involved in keeping your rights!! If we sit idly by and let the government do as they please, we will have NOTHING left.
I leave you with pictures of our protest yesterday.