Monday, November 28, 2011

Fascism Rising: Bill Would Allow Military To Detain US Citizens Indefinitely

Col. Douglas Macgregor, (Ret.), explains why provisions of the NDAA fly in the face of Constitutional principles and what's really needed to reform our military and bring it into the 21st century.

The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.-Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial

Controversy over whether or not Americans are exempt from a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act bill, set to be voted on this week by the Senate, which defines the the entirety of the United States as a battleground in the war on terror, has been addressed by Republican Congressman Justin Amash, who warns that the bill does apply to U.S. citizens.-Yes, Americans Will Be Targeted As Terrorists Under the NDAA

1 comment:

  1. A concern would be if this law would be applied only towards terrorists or individuals accused of other crimes as well. Also, since there would be no trial, how would we know for sure that the detainees are actual terrorists?


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