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Sunday, January 1, 2012

What Does the NDAA Mean for Canada?

This editorial is strictly the opinion of the author, and as such, is not endorsed by the Canadian Preppers Network in anyway.  ~  D. Luther




As his New Year's gift to the United States, President Barack Obama ratified the National Defense Authorization Act on December 31.  This effectively makes the United States a war zone, allows indefinite detainment of her citizens, and eradicates due process, all with one sweep of the pen.

As the neighbours to the north, how will this effect us?

At this point, it's all speculation, but here are some possibilities:

~  Due to the recent perimeter agreement between the US and Canada, the militaries have agreed to "help each other" during times of civil upheaval.  If active martial law goes into effect in the US, our troops could be deployed to assist in carrying out the orders.

~  Also regarding the perimeter agreement, the line is blurred for the military powers.  It is not beyond the realm of possibility that some parts of Canada could find themselves under martial law as well.

~  Crossing the border has just become a whole lot riskier.  Remember when people didn't want to travel to places in Central America because they might get thrown in prison never to be seen again?  This is actually a legal behavior now in the United States.

~  We might become home to those seeking asylum from a government that takes political prisoners simply because they have a dissenting opinion.

~  A horde of refugees may cross our borders, looking to escape the new iron fist of the US government.  If food and money fall into short supply, the likelihood of this increases exponentially.

~  And the thing that terrifies me the most....................there but for the grace of God go we.  How long before the Canadian government openly begins to vilify the people of Canada in order to change the rules of law that have governed us?  When will it become easier for Canada to fall into step with the US than to march to the beat of our own drum.

Politically speaking, 2012 is going to be a heck of a ride.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess this is what it felt like to be a french citizen in 1937.

Mark said...

Watch out that this doesn't happen to Canada. Our legislators are trashing our Constitution

Anonymous said...

i have always had more faith in us canadians than i ever had in the americans ( gov't)
Sad to say, but America is becoming toxic, and i dont always feel comfortable being their nieghbor, what with the coices they have been making of late.

what about iran? if they start bombing iran, what if iran was to hit them back? would canada become a taget?
would we SERIOUSLY have to join them in this bullshit?

i am a firm believer in "you made your bed, now you can lie in it."

2012 may be interesting all right...

Anonymous said...

So here is an interesting question everyone should ask themselves. As a Canadian, what will you do if you see American Military boots deployed on the ground in Canada?

Anonymous said...

I say that Canadian CITIZENS (because the Gov. will do whatever the US says)should not allow American Military on our soil. It's OUR country, we have an obligation to defend it from any and all foreign threats.

Leanne said...

I'm also afraid that we could face US troops on our soil with the blessings of the Harper gov't.

This is very scary and certainly something that we wouldn't even have our own military for support.

We have too many resources that the US wants and what the US wants, it takes.

Anonymous said...

As an American, this terrifies me. Most of our country want nothing to do with this attitude that our President has been making into reality. We cherish the freedoms our Founders gave us, and we feel powerless to stop the erosion of our liberty. Personally, I have no interest in taking my problems to Canada and becoming a leech attached to another sovereign nation, which means I am stuck here, trying to remain unobtrusive as I become more and more dissatisfied with my government. This is scary stuff, and I'm thankful for blogs such as this one that teach me how to rely more on myself than on an infrastructure that may or may not be reliable as time goes by.

Anonymous said...

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the people are waking up, and the 1% are about to get their asses handed to them, some societys you can see the bars some you cant, we were born free and we will die free, this isnt sparta but we will kick you fakkers into the pit you dug for us regardless.

Anonymous said...

It's only a matter of time before it happens here in Canada. I'm almost positive they will use the train yard on the yellowhead in Edmonton as the fencing is turned inward. I was recently arrested for building home rockets with my kids, I'm on a 10,000$ bail and looking at a decade behind bars but that isn't the scary part, the scary part is that they watch me closely and I found a red sticker on my mailbox with an RFID tag. Make of it what you will but folks the time is now.

Bill said...

Resident of BC here acknowledging that America's NDAA is way out of line with her Constitution. It also offends "individual rights."
I have little fear of the current Canadian government (2012) in respect to legislation like the NDAA. In fact, it is Liberal governments who have twice invoked the draconian War Measures Act (WMA) on the Canadian populace, not Conservative ones. Besides, the current government has taken more measures than previous ones to reduce governmental interference in our daily lives.
In the 1988 the odious WMA was replaced with the Emergencies Act as follows:

The Emergencies Act differs from the War Measures Act in two important ways:
A declaration of an emergency by the Cabinet must be reviewed by Parliament.
Any temporary laws made under the Act are subject to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Thus any attempt by the government to suspend the civil rights of Canadians, even in an emergency, will be subject to the "reasonable and justified" test under section 1 of the Charter.

Buy silver, food and ammo. Keep water and gas on hand. Keep warm and dry.

Cheers, Capt Bill