Thursday, May 10, 2012
Support the amendment to NDAA
NDAA Vote Next Week: End Indefinite Detention!
We can put an end to a shocking assault on our civil liberties: Last year's National Defense Authorization Act included language that could allow the military to detain civilian suspects INDEFINITELY without charge or trial.
This year's NDAA could come up for a vote as soon as next week and we have a prime opportunity to reverse this travesty of justice.
Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash will put forth an amendment to make it clear that the military does not have the power to arrest and indefinitely detain civilians without charging or trying them. Please urge your lawmakers to support their efforts and help us spread word far and wide.
The military arresting people is business as usual in some countries. Perhaps that explains why a lot of people want to get out of those countries too. America has always been under civilian rule with the Constitution guaranteeing that everyone's rights will be respected. Under NDAA you won't have that. You'll have the military doing what it wants. If that sounds like a bad deal to you then contact your Congressperson and tell them to support this amendment to NDAA. If you value your freedom now would be a good time to send that email. Do it now.