Tuesday, 29 November 2011

USA: Requiem for a free country

From Business Insider:
Either Monday or Tuesday the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.

The ACLU reports even 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.

Read the whole article here. Also this update.

Hat tip: Infowars.

See Rand Paul speak out:



Hat tip: Tom Woods

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now, that is very frightening... And the term "terrorist" can be a very flexible word, too.

RSP

Trooper Thompson said...

Yep, especially with 'suspected' in front, or 'sympathiser' afterwards.

Anonymous said...

Smoker?
"Round 'em up!"

Drinker?
"Round 'em up!"

Obese fast food eater?
"Round 'em up!"
(Actually, Ohio just did.)

The list goes on - and it will.
Give them time.

Single acts of tyranny said...

A supreme court worth a damn would just strike down the entire bill as blatantly unconstitutional.

A sad day for a once great nation.

Anonymous said...

'American citizens and OTHERS! picked up inside and OUTSIDE! the US'.............does that mean they can detain anyone anywhere without charge?

Single acts of tyranny said...

'American citizens and OTHERS! picked up inside and OUTSIDE! the US'.............does that mean they can detain anyone anywhere without charge?

Er, they see to think so, yes.