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Under the legislation, a literal police state will be installed over the United States. Republican Congressman Ron Paul said earlier this week that “this should be the biggest news going right now,” as the legislation would allow mean “literally legalizing martial law.” “This step where they can literally arrest American citizens and put them away without trial….is arrogant and bold and dangerous,” said the congressman and potential Republican Party nominee for president.
If Obama does one thing for the remainder of his presidency let it be a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act – a law recently passed by the Senate which would place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists. So much for innocent until proven guilty. So much for limited government. What Americans are now facing is quite literally the end of the line. We will either uphold the freedoms baked into our Constitutional Republic, or we will scrap the entire project in the name of security as we wage, endlessly, this futile, costly, and ultimately self-defeating War on Terror.
Dec. 14, 2011 - 4:27 PM EST
This article is from 01-11, January 2011, and refers to the bill signed at the beginning of this year. This does not pertain to the controversial 2012 NDAA bill being passed by congress in December of 2011.
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Originally posted by SunnyDee
If this/these "defense" bills pass, and go "live", as in, people start getting carted away, can we not as a nation, impeach our Prez and congressional leaders?
Anyone know if we are losing this power too?
Originally posted by Cassius666
What I dont get, why remove the last vestiges of the constitution in plain sight? Not even modern war is initiated with a decleration of war, more like with a sneak attack. Why would the administration want the people aware and alert over this bill and probably up in arms too?