Tuesday, December 6, 2011

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012: US Senate Removes Key Civil Liberties Protections from US Citizens

S.1867 passed on December 1, 2011, will live in infamy.

I popped off about it right away. US Senate Votes to Repeal Key Civil Liberties Act.

As did many other people who saw the same terrible things I did in this bill.

As of December 6, 2011, President Obama renewed his threat to veto the bill. Not because it was too broad, no. Rather, the veto threat comes because it did not give the Chief Executive enough discretion.

This came from a correspondent.
The movie "The Siege" is based on what can happen when the Posse Comitatus Act is overruled by the president.
it was made in 1998 and does a pretty good job of forecasting today's events.

Alternet: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/742169/senate_approves_indefinite_military_detention_of_us_citizens_in_america/
The bill emerged from the Senate Armed services Committee without a hearing on the military detention provisions.
How convenient for the hawks!

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