Yesterday I wrote about the dangerous provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012, provisions that would expressly empower the President — with regard to anyone who “substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners” – to detain those individuals “without trial until the end of the hostilities.”
Put plainly, the National Defense Authorization Act would give the President the power to imprison anyone – including U.S. citizens – indefinitely without a trial or any of the legal protections afforded to U.S. citizens by our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
In his latest Moment of Clarity, comedian Lee Camp talks about “Life, Liberty, & Indefinite Detention Without A Trial.”
The fact that our government is all too willing to give the president the ability to order U.S. citizens detained without a trial or any other Constitutionally-protected civil rights is truly frightening, and I’m shocked more people aren’t outraged at this drastic step in the opposite direction of our Constitution.
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I’m with you, Zach. This is outrageous!
I may be paranoid, but there seems to be a pattern of laws (or proposed laws) that lead to increasing survellance, increasing censorship, decreasing ability to assemble and communicate privately or broadly, basically more power to the government and less rights to individuals. This is expected in dictatorshiips, not so much in historical democracies.
It is amazing how much freedom we are willing to relinquish for safety. It may be that any dissenters may have neither.
(Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean “they” aren’t out to get you.)
Linda, you’re absolutely right; it’s amazing how much freedom folks are willingly (and happily) willing to sacrifice in the name of “security.”
Nixon would have loved this. He could really have made use of that enemies-list. Just disappear them. Let’s face it, we are in the process of instituting a form of Monarchy. We no longer elect a President, we elect an Emperor whose job is to guide the conquest of foreign territories while suppressing dissent at home. If wages, pensions, healthcare and living standards must be lowered to keep the Empire growing, so be it.
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