New Year's Eve saw President Barack Obama sign a bill allowing indefinite detention of Americans without charge or trial. Give the man his King George crown.
"2012 is going to be a better year. It has to be," said one New Year's reveler.
Nothing has to be, not in the global race to the bottom. 2012 is the new 1776.
Update 1-1-12: Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) voted yes on the the bill King Obama signed. Only four Texas Congressional reps voted no or did not vote. Congressman Ron Paul missed the vote on Dec. 14. Did Congress sign its own arrest warrants?
Update 1-29-12: Reporter Chris Hedges filed a lawsuit challenging indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. Meanwhile, America's federal government continued usurping individual freedom via Homeland Secuity's targeting anonymous free speech, one of many freedom reduction targets. Washington Blog reported "DHS has hired and instructed General Dynamics to monitor political dissent and the dissenters. The range of websites listed as being monitored is quite impressive."