"Secret Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At Home Or Abroad"
Either Monday or Tuesday the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.lso declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”
The ACLU reports even US citizens wouldn't be immune as the legislation aims to declare national territory part of the "battlefield" in the War on Terror.
Termed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and drafted behind closed doors by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) the NDAA would:
1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;
(2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and
(3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice.
From the ACLU's website:
In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a
Both parties working to destroy what is left of America's freedoms. Keep in mind McCain is a Republican, Levin a Democrat. The 'war on terror' was designed to dismantle American freedoms and make the sheeple out of fear go with whatever was presented to them. I knew years ago the Patriot Act was just the first in many steps to the new police state. This country is becoming just like the totalitarian countries it used to stand against. What next the gulags and prison camps for dissenters? The Constitution [yes it is fallible like all human documents] has basically been shredded into nothingness, the 4th amendment is gone with the airport searches, I am sure this bill would wipe away more including what is written about your right to a "speedy trial". How can America be so asleep as this country descends into tyranny? What is scary is how this bill basically outwardly makes America, the world's police force, able to detain anyone anywhere.
I agree with this guy's comment from a online message board:
"Isn't it funny and rather strange, that the Dems and Reps can't agree on anything but taking away our liberties? Hmmmm......makes me wonder........."
As far as I know the House and Senate have APPROVED IT. [See HERE too]
"The New National Defense Authorization Act Is Ridiculously Scary"
Fellow entrepreneurs, Americans, anyone who still cares about this country at all -- this is a must read: By the end of this week, the US government very likely will have the power to lock up US citizens for life at Guantanamo Bay or other military prisons -- without charge and without trial. This means that, in the near future, a controversial Twitter post, attending a peaceful protest, or publishing an anti-Congress critique or anti-TSA rant on Google+ could land you "indefinite detention" for life, in the wording of the bill. No access to a lawyer, no access to trial.
Yes, you read that right. This would target American citizens, on American soil. Military personnel would be able to come into your house like something out of a Tom Clancy novel and chopper your innocent self down to Guantanamo Bay for life.
Say goodbye now to the American citizen's right to a jury trial by peers, one by one, every freedom is being erased. I believe total erasure of the freedom of speech and religion are coming next.