WASHINGTON, November 30th, 2011- In a move that is shocking many, President Obama is calling for a bill that’s never been attempted in U.S. History and unsupported by the Constitution.
At the National Archives (ironically standing in front of the original U.S. Constitution) President Obama called for the implementation of “Prolonged Detention” camps. The National Defense Authorization Act would give the military authority to hold a suspect indefinitely in detention camps without a trial or an arrest on grounds of being a potential threat to the nation. Reasonable suspicion by the “powers that be” is all that’s needed to get one detained, until the authorities no longer consider the detainee a threat.
Though being promoted through the shiny advertisement of “making the country safer against terrorists and terrorism,” this statement has many wondering where does the line end with reasonable suspicion- Would any individual exercising their freedom of speech who participates in a protest or speaks in a way the Government doesn’t deem appropriate, now be viewed as a candidate for prolonged detention?
“We’ve known this was on the horizon for many years, but we were able to hold it off with George W. Bush- The idea that we might find ourselves fighting with the Obama administration over these powers is really stunning…” – Civil Rights Advocate
Initially rejected by Senate, the NDAA provision will be set for a final vote Thursday. Congressman Justin Amash called the provision of the bill, “one of the most anti-liberty pieces of legislation of our lifetime,” adding that the language had been “carefully crafted to mislead the public” in that the proposed law “does not preclude U.S. citizens from being detained indefinitely, without charge or trial, it simply makes such detention discretionary.”