U.S. Senate Approves Indefinite Military Detention For American Citizens, Heads to Obama’s Desk For Approval

While the media remains fixated with the fight over the second amendment, almost no one is paying attention to how the 5th amendment is being murdered military detentionbefore our very eyes. The U.S. Senate has approved the U.S. government’s ability to indefinitely detain anyone, including U.S. citizens.

In a nutshell, here’s what happened:

Lawmakers charged with merging the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act decided on Tuesday to drop a provision that would have explicitly barred the military from holding American citizens and permanent residents in indefinite detention without trial as terrorism suspects, according to Congressional staff members familiar with the negotiations.

 Senator Rand Paul was one of the only lawmakers to publicly denounce the unconstitutional legislation, blasting U.S. Senator and failed presidential candidate John McCain for his support of the measure.

“We had protection in this bill. We passed an amendment that specifically said if you were an American citizen or here legally in the country, you would get a trial by jury,” Paul said. “It’s been removed because they want the ability to hold American citizens without trial in our country. This is so fundamentally wrong and goes against everything we stand for as a country that it can’t go unnoticed.”

The bill now goes to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature. Obama will almost certainly sign it, and most Americans will go about their business, still mistakenly believing that they still have a right to the  due process guaranteed by the Constitution.

 

 

 

 

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11 Responses to U.S. Senate Approves Indefinite Military Detention For American Citizens, Heads to Obama’s Desk For Approval

  1. Ms. Miller December 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Fortunately, there are some groups that are fighting against this type of “forever lock-up” and the awful privatized prisons. But too many of us are not even paying attention to this issue or to other important THREATS to our survival.

    CLIMATE CHANGE is upon us…and we are witnessing what these rich “oil men” have done to destroy our ECO-SYSTEM. Even after Hurricane Katrina and the big GULF OIL SPILL…where were all the radicals and folks who are “so worried” about these issues????

    Most of the protesters were WHITE or other groups.

    Van Jones is also an “environmentalist” who promotes GREEN ENERGY. Check out the NAACP’s report on pollution and how it effects people of color — http://politic365.com/2012/12/27/naacp-report-condemns-environmental-racism/

    Rambling and ranting about “evil white folks” — while riding around in a fancy car, spending money on nonsense, and sitting on the couch watching football…etc. is not going to stop anything. Some folks preach about “going back to Africa” but not doing anything about it…or joining a protest…or anything like that.

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  2. Rasheed7 December 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    This is the main reason i say i dont trust the president… Because I already know he going to sign it.

    But when Cornel calls him a puppet in blackface, people have the nerve to get mad?

    He is a constitutional scholar and he knows better. But he’ll still do it anyway because he is bought and owned just like the rest.

    This is why we need to realize that none of politicians will do anything unless we stay on their @sses and make them do it.

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  3. Ms. Miller December 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Frankly, I cannot imagine what any of the Congressmen were thinking when they passed this ugly “lock up” law. But I have read that there are people who are fighting against it. It is unconstitutional….as we have the right to “due process.”

    I don’t agree with Rand Paul or his dad on many issues at all…BUT I do on this one and the one about the “gun control.” I agree with their position against all these wars around the world. The U.S. already finances more military than all the other nations combined. Ron Paul saiys that putting more guns in schools will only turn them into “armed camps” where we have to show ID and be investigated to get into the schools. They are against all of this…and they say it will just set up a 1984- BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU deal.

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  4. Truth be spoken December 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

    What any of the congressmen were thinking ?The president anted it too . He signed the ndaa bill on new years day when nobody was paying attention.

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  5. Truth be spoken December 28, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Correction “wanted”

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    • Ms. Miller December 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

      I keep saying this over and over. Mostly BLACK FOLKS have not been paying attention. “Not paying attention” is not an excuse for letting any politician do whatever they want.

      I mentioned Ron and Rand Paul who have been strongly objecting to these “forever lock up laws.” But they are WHITE. Also Dr. Cornell West has spoken against these laws too. And he is Black.

      If it is so upsetting and unconstitutional…where are all the BLACK MILITANTS and the “Back to Africa” crowd that posts all these racist attacks on White folks? Where is their protest or lawsuit?

      But there are some Black folks who rant and complain…say all sorts of off-based nonsense…but they are not DOING A THING.

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  6. Derrick December 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    80% of white males in amerikkka are buying up all the guns in amerikkka.

    I HAVE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION, it’s these negroids you better throw that curve ball at.

    You sound like a youngster talking all that Black Militant mess. I think you better call your racist siblings and straighten them out, then come back and see me!

    DIDN’T I JUST SAY THIS COUNTRY IS BECOMING A POLICE STATE?

    Ukuthula!

    Case Closed!

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    • Derrick December 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      By the way…there’s no need to go to Afrika because your people, are over there killing, usurping, maiming, starving, injecting, and stealing our people in parts of the Motherland.

      These caucasoid gangsters are using some of them for cheap corporate labor. An Afrikan in Afrika, makes 7 times LESS, than the chinese, who are in Afrika, RIGHT NOW, building a bullet super train system in Kenya!!!

      gangsters = china, japan, canada, germany, unuted snakes of azzholes

      These real gangsters own the world!!! Who do y’all think controls the Afrikan Embassy?

      Later!

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  7. H. James Roseau December 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Unfortunately, we have voluntarily thrown away the key to our freedom by electing natural slave masters with insatiable needs to control their surroundings and everything therein. To paraphrase Jean-Jacques Rousseau, man is born free but finds himself in chains wherever he goes.

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  8. eric December 30, 2012 at 3:10 am

    And u dumb ass people giving back your guns just because states are having turn your gun in day for a damn gift certificate. YOU iDiots!!! How you going to defend yourselfs when the shit hit the fan and these white people enslave you again?

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  9. H. James Roseau December 30, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I have voted for B. Obama twice. However, realizing that he is one of our biggest threats to civil liberty, I wish that I could retrieve those votes. May God bless America!

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