There have been warnings for over a decade that Americans may become targets under laws for terrorists.
The Senate is about to move on a law (either today as it would already be done) or sometime this week that would include American citizens to be arrested by the military for “suspected” terrorism.
Might I add that these arrests would occur without a warrant/charge and no trial.
Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor this week, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.
This bill was secretly drafted by Senators Carl Levin D and John McCain R and then be passed behind closed door committee hearing without any input on it. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.
These 3 senators need to GO! At least McCain is retiring next term, but the other 2 need to be thrown out of the Senate. We don’t need whack jobs like these in the Senate. These 3 have done enough damage already.
“I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech last week. One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil
This gives the military free reign to arrest people in the US if the military thinks it is necessary, it breaks precedent over the history of the US that the military does not do law enforcement. When the military arrests you they have to afford you the same rights as any citizen under the Constitution. You do have to prove you are a citizen. You will also have to deal with the military judicial system, military rules and military practices of incarceration and questioning. You will also have to deal with where the military may incarcerate you.
“Let me make this perfectly clear. Go to jail, you have no get out of jail card. No you don’t get a lawyer, no you are not innocent until I say so. Trial? What is that? Let me get one of my drone’s out for your pleasure. You’ll never know what hit ya.”
Being part of Homeland Insecurity I have some grave doubts about the kinds of things that could occur. There is no reason to detain a 90 year old woman dying from cancer to examine her diapers as there is no reason to “grope” a 6 year old girl. The mother of that child who refused the groping ended up in jail. Where have our rights gone?
Has the government gone wild or is there paranoia going on here? Maybe the Gunny can be more helpful with this in explaining to us what all of this means as Gunny has information that many of us do not. But, it is worrying me.
We all realize the government is now reading our email, reading our blogs, they can see through our houses with their newest electronic devices. They have GPS on each of our houses. How much more can the government do to us to keep watch over its’ own citizens rather than find a better way to find terrorists, not innocent Americans. I’m for using the Israeli method of behavioral profiling. It seems much more effective and does not take away our rights to privacy as citizens.
Meanwhile on the economy there were record sales on Black Friday. As reported by Judge Napolitano tonight this incident happened to a grand father trying to buy a toy for his grand son in a Walmart in Phoenix, AZ.
Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Channel at 8pm has been reporting police bruatality issues every night. Some police have become lawless. I blame this as coming from the head of the snake at the head of the law of this land. Not all cops are engaging in this kind of behavior but the stories are becoming numerous and alarming.
In the above story the police say he was shoplifting and sustained the injuries because he resisted arrest and became aggressive after being found with a video game down his pants.
But Mr Newman’s tearful eight-year-old grandson, Nick, has spoken out to defend his grandfather to ABC News, saying: ‘I only got one game and people were trying to take it away from me and put it under his shirt so no one would take it. ‘Never go there on Black Friday, because if you go, you will get hurt,’ the boy said about his local Wal-Mart.
On The Five tonight at 5pm, this situation was discussed and Dana Perino stated that she twittered she did not know what could make her go to one of these black Friday sales. She received over 700 tweets by parents who told her she does not have financial worries so she doesn’t have to fight to buy something for Christmas for her children. Dana stated this after Bob Beckel claimed all these shoppers were out due to the “Obama recovery”. Yeah, right Beckel! These people are hurting for money more than ever and went to these knock down drag out sales so they could get toys for their kids for Christmas. It would not be my way of making sure my grand children got presents but for some people it is. Who am I to judge them?
SOPA – which stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, this past weekend the government seized over 100 domain names that it deems are places where piracy occurs. Is this dangerous? Should the government have this kind of control? Will this eventually mean that SOPA can target sites it does not like what they are saying politically? The bill is written so widely and so openly that one could interpret it for other reasons than protection for Gucci and Pravda knockoffs. Fears are that sites the government does not like in regard to political speech could become black listed also. That could mean you and me sometime in the future. I can’t say I personally have much trust in anyone in DC anymore. I don’t see these people looking out for our interests but only for their own demented or financial reasons.
This is one place for which I don’t want our plentiful duct tape used. The Hawk uses it for everything as do I, but never over our mouths to shut down free speech, even within our marital bliss debates (or they could be called arguments). What right has the government to do this?