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America is opening up a new warfront and it’s in your own backyard. It’s in your neighbor’s house, it’s three states over and it’s on the other side of the Mississippi.
That’s what a new legislation could lead to and the consequences are dire and constitutionally damning.
The United States Senate is set to vote this week on a bill that would categorize the entire USA as a “battlefield,” allowing law enforcement duties to be dished out by the American Military, who in turn could detain any US citizen as a war criminal — even coming into their own homes to issue arrests.
The National Defense Authorization Act regularly comes before Congress for changes and additions, but the latest provision, S. 1867, proves to be the most powerful one yet in raping constitutional freedoms from Americans. Move over, Patriot Act. Should S. 1867 pass, lawmakers could conjure the text to keep even regular citizens detained indefinitely by their own military.
“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president — and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world,” adds Anders. “The power is so broad that even US citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.”
Originally posted by chrismicha77
This would mean we're one step closer to a police state.
Totalitarianism is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible.Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through an all-encompassing propaganda disseminated through the state-controlled mass media, a single party that is often marked by personality cultism, control over the economy, regulation and restriction of speech, mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror.
A military dictatorship is a form of government where in the political power resides with the military,
military juntas have justified their rule as a way of bringing political stability for the nation or rescuing it from the threat of "dangerous ideologies". One of the almost universal characteristics of a military government is the institution of martial law or a permanent state of emergency. Military regimes tend to portray themselves as non-partisan, as a "neutral" party that can provide interim leadership in times of turmoil, and also tend to portray civilian politicians as corrupt and ineffective.
Originally posted by AaronWilson
We really are seeing this play out in front of our very eyes. And I for one feel very powerless indeed.
Originally posted by dankety
Everyone needs to start stocking up on guns, lots of guns
Originally posted by chrismicha77
Seriously, alot of us on here could be concidered war criminals due to some of our views!
"People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word."
Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by XPLodER
I am not concerned with the American military, now law enforcement is what concerns me.
The military will do the right thing for the citizens if things get that far, even if they had to take control to get rid of the criminals on the hill.
Originally posted by XPLodER
your congress has 8% aproval rating and declears war on its own people,
if this passes it will be proof positive that the power deligated by the people to wage war has been perverted.
and they will have NO ligitamite power over you.
in this specific case, the milatary has the duty to imprison the people who wrote the law not the citizens.
but that leaves the military in control,
it sounds like your govenment is about to conduct war on its own people.
do not give the military a fight, give them a civics lesson.
section 1032, subsection (b)(1):
The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.