The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.

The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.

I can put this kid in jail too!

  1. Glenn E. says:

    Do these douchebag politicians really believe that far less than portion of the two million military personnel. Are going to somehow control the 300 million US citizens, when they finally get riled up enough to take after them of totally screwing the county over? They’re probably only a few thousand in the military who are elitist enough, to consider themselves a power unto themselves. And a few more dumb enough to obey them without question. That just leaves over a million and half plus, who are gonna realize they’re not gonna shoot mom and dad, for taking exception to whatever Senator or Congressman dumb-nuts, has done now. And may even join their folks.

    So the Pentagon and Congress is going to find that the reality of fending off the ticked off 300 million plus citizens, with a few thousand loyal military mercenaries, is not a working plan for the future. Just give it up, guys! You can never turn America into the next Roman Empire.

    • john c says:

      If i ever get my hands on john mccain he’ll wish he was back in the hanoi hilton.

  2. Rick says:

    This is just Phase III of the six part plan to eliminate the constitution.

    Remember when sheriff’s departments were training cops that anybody who talks about the constitution during a traffic stop is possibly a terrorist or white supremacist?

    So much for treasuring the words of our founding fathers.