Posted on by Stewart
Outrageous New American Law!!
Are you American or even international readers aware of what law is in process of being passed in the US? It allows for any person in the US, regardless of nationality, to be arrested, detained without counsel indefinitely and thrown in jail anywhere forever! Why isn’t THIS on the news??
According to “Business Insider” news website:
“The broadcast media’s ignorance and unwillingness to cover the National Defense Authorization Act, a radical piece of legislation which outrageously redefines the US homeland as a “battlefield” and makes US citizens subject to military apprehension and detainment for life without access to a trial or attorney, is unacceptable.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-medias-blackout-of-the-national-defense-authorization-act-is-shameful-2011-12#ixzz1fO5ow1qf”
Even the former Soviet Union didn’t treat its citizens that poorly. This law puts the US in the same category as China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia. How dare the US criticize “human rights” anywhere else!
Also according to “Business Insider”:
” Pay special attention to Section 1031 of the bill.
This bill violates the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C. § 1385), as it will allow federal military personnel to engage in domestic law enforcement. This is profoundly unconstitutional and scary.
Also read Sen. Lindsey Graham’s chilling defense of the offending provision in this bill, calling to make the homeland a “battlefield.” Has anyone told these guys that Osama bin Laden and his deputies are dead? Those still alive are running from drone strikes on a daily basis. So who exactly are we fighting against? Are you protecting us from a handful of (almost entirely peaceful) college kids at the Occupy protests? If so, martial law and throwing out 200+ years of basic civil rights seems rather excessive.
Finally, as the ACLU points out, you won’t have any trouble booking an expert talking head who will tell you how dangerous and counterproductive the National Defense Authorization Act is: “The Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the FBI and the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division have all said that the indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA are harmful and counterproductive.” Book one of them on your program, and do it quickly. The Senate has already rejected an amendment which would have banned the indefinite detention provisions from the bill.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-medias-blackout-of-the-national-defense-authorization-act-is-shameful-2011-12#ixzz1fO7Avk8A”
Here’s how your Senators voted:
Let them know how you feel about that!