Friday, December 30 2011 - Civil Liberties-Police State
Senate Approves Requiring Military Custody [of US Citizens in US] in Terror Cases
There has certainly been much consternation over portions of this bill, S. 1867, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as well there should be, during the past few days, including from such ideologically varied sources as Democracy Now, Rep. Ron Paul, the ACLU and even much-loathed Anne Coulter. Article titles such as "Battlefield America," "Soviet States of America," "I'll Be Home for Christmas (Unless I'm Held on Terrorism Charges)," convey the level of concern generated by the potential of American citizens' becoming LEGALLY sanctioned. (Of course, this has been going on for some time, and Justin Raimondo provides excellent analysis of why it's suddenly become congressionally sanctioned in "Setting the Trap," posted below in full.)
With all this consternation over Sections 1031 and 1032, does anyone wonder what ELSE may be in the NDAA? I do. Recall a few years back when we, collectively, "defeated" the bill that would have federalized our states' National Guards. Congressional phones rang off the hook with US citizens expressing outrage. At the time I warned, "Watch the appropriations bills... they'll slip it in there undetected." In October, 2006, that's exactly what happened. In fact, 51 governors wrote in opposition to that alteration of 200 years of
Learn about the bill, here. H.R. 1540
By Charlie Savage
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