Skip to comments.Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield”
Posted on 11/26/2011 7:27:46 AM PST by autumnraine
While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield even people in the United States itself.
Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a battlefield and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.
The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this presidentand every future president the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last nights Republican debate. 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at aclu.org ...
Oh, and it was drafted in secret by McCain and a Democrat.
This is a piece of crap legislation. It’s time to contact those idiots in Washington. I think they’re running scared of this election...
So it was drafted by TWO democrats.
Sorry, but the abuse this could mean would lead to SS style” Fog And Mist” arrests.
This power should not be in the hands of political thugs and tyrants.
Never thought I would type this,but Thumbs up to the ACLU...
Obama Justifies imprisonment of civilians as they may be a threat!
OBAMA RULE OF LAW: PROLONGED PREVENTATIVE INCARCERATION -DETENTION
ACLU, I’ll look somewhere else for a definition of an American, if you don’t mind.
It’s getting close to the point where We The People need to start planning to cast off this current “government” and reassert OUR power over them.
Hey, feel how you want about them. Just understand the legislation that is the issue.
But the ACLU won't like that option, either.
"Tea party activists confronted Barack Obama in Decorah, Iowa during one of his stops on his Magical Mysery Tour. The tea party activists asked Obama about Joe Bidens comments that tea partiers were terrorists. Obama refused to answer the question."
“I think theyre running scared of this election...”
They are running scared of the guillotine.
Isn't this a violation of Posse Comitatus?
Oh, and it was drafted in secret by McCain and a Democrat. (Post #2)
“Oh, and it was drafted in secret by McCain and a Democrat.”
You mean a pair of RATs, then.
Could also be “Being held for corrective measures”
Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and a host of other tyrants have used such things to keep the people from protesting or voiceing opposing view points.
Obama and his minions would love to have this tool....
HR 1388 Creates the Obama Brown Shirts Civilian Army; Google suppresses searches and videos
God forbid the Alabama Hghwy Patrol lock up an illegal!!!
I just watched a movie a couple of nights ago ( from Redbox) called “Sarah’s Key” that should be watched by all FReepers, Americans, and French citizens. It’s about the active, deliberate participation of the French (occupied) government in the NAZI Holocaust (1942), by arresting and transporting to Germany of 76000 Jews, FROM PARIS.
From a different article: McCain and Levin where the sponsors.
“The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.”
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