Early this week the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison US civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.
Full ACLU report:
While I understand the intent, which is to allow the US Military to capture terrorists on American soil, without the limits and burdens of the Due Process of Law as laid out in the US Constitution – I feel that in allowing that we have violated the very basic foundation of our Constitution.
I mean seriously, the US Military Intelligence machine has made mistakes in the past, and to allow them to arrest and imprison a US citizen, and leave them no protection under the law – is a crime.
I mean, what if they make a mistake, and arrest you. You will be taken away and put in a secret box some where, until the US Military decides their intelligence is wrong, and they let you free. Of course, they might feel their intelligence is right, and you sit in that box forever.
What if the some whacked out President is told by the corporations that put them in office, to use the military to clear out all the suspected terrorist of the Occupy movement protests or the Tea Party rallies, and stick them in detention indefinitely?
No, this new bill is evil and should not be passed.
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.
Welcome to the new US Police State – brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA
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.) also declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”
In an effort to stop the bill, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is floating the Udall Amendment, which according to the ACLU is:
“A way for the Senate to say no to indefinite detention without charge or trial anywhere in the world where any president decides to use the military. Instead of simply going along with a bill that was drafted in secret and is being jammed through the Senate, the Udall Amendment deletes the provisions and sets up an orderly review of detention power. It tries to take the politics out and put American values back in.”
What you can do:
1) Leave the country, and go someplace safe, say like Switzerland.
2) Send a letter to your Sentor by using the ACLU letter:
use http://www.dearpolitician.org to write your politicians and let them know that you are opposed to violating the US Constitution with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and will NOT vote for anyone who votes to approve this bill.
For more information on http://www.dearpolitician.org:
3) Call your House of Representative and Senator, and tell them if they vote for the NDAA – that you will vote them out of office in the next election.
4) Dig a hole in your backyard, and hid in it.
5) Join a peaceful street protest against this bill.
6) Send this article on to friends, so they know their rights, freedom and liberty is going to be taken away from them with the bill.
As the insane times and the beginning of the new Dark Ages descend upon our country, I say to all my fellow country men – Good luck America!