Skip to comments.The National Defense Authorization Act is Scary
Posted on 12/02/2011 9:27:37 PM PST by semaj
Fellow entrepreneurs, Americans, anyone who still cares about this country at all this is a must read.
By the end of next 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.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-new-national-defense-authorization-act-is-ridiculously-scary-2011-11#ixzz1fRgiFbKt
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
It is time, and the only question I have is; are there any Americans left?
Are there going to be enough Americans left?
Relax, when Bush was in office, most folks here would be all for it....
Thanks for putting everyting in perspective, not.
The problem with that rationale is the supposition that FReepers generally trust Obama.
And this has changed “reality”, how ? The USG has had - dating back to the Thirties - these “powers” ! >PS
I suggest everyone do some research into what Andrew McCarthy is saying about this....I don’t think this is what people MAY think it is.
The House did not pass this. The Senate did.
3 hots and a cot
Another scary thing is that Levin (D) and McCain (R) put this together in secret without hearings and the Senate voted to accept it (SB 1867).
Care to explain your cryptic comments, or are you the coward I presume you to be?
I am not concerned as to what it might be, but what it might become, that is to say free license to round up and imprison dissenters without due process. Right now it appears to be targeted only to known terrorist actively engaged in plotting and carryikng out attacks against our armed forces. If the US is now to be designated a battlefield, why have we not sealed our borders and rounded up and interred every last potential jihadi?
indefinite .....THERE IS NO NEED FOR THIS. IT SHOULD BE 5 YEARS MAX. IT GOES AGAINST THE 6TH AMENDMENT.
I basically don’t like this, but I have a mixed reaction. For years we have been handing out US “citizenship” like prizes in a Cracker Jack box.
For a lot of these “citizens” swept into the country, citizenship means nothing more than a whack at the pinata. So when they are rounded up, I feel no grief.
However, I was recently X-rayed at the airport, after which I was patted down. So I can easily imagine what lies ahead for us all.
“Care to explain your cryptic comments, or are you the coward I presume you to be?”
Geez, I took it as a sarcastic dig at the treatmrnt REAL enemies of this nation are accorded.
What makes you think this will be used to control illegals? Being illegal, I can assume the current folks in power would make them exempt - only real citizens will be targetted.
The house passed its own version ... they are now reconciling the TWO bills.
I read yesterday that Rand Paul got this defeated in the Senate did something change?
And you can bet the farm that the reconciled Bill will not be good for us. “For us” being those that love and appreciate the freedoms we have and want to make our own decisions on how we live our lives. “Us” also includes those who desire that the Government only perform its God ordained responsibilities, [to wit] The protection of its citizens from criminals ahd other agressor Nations.
I thought Rand Paul stopped it.