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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

So, Obama finally formalized the excuse to "detain" anyone, anytime, for whatever...

Saw this on Facebook. I am not sure that I can link to a Facebook "event" but I'll try. Mainly, the clever use of the graphic was what caught my eye, but it helps to know what it refers to.

AMERICANS PLAN NATIONWIDE PROTEST OF NDAA ACT Across the country Americans plan to protest the recent passage of the NDAA bill and signing on New Year’s Eve by President Obama.

Citizens will gather outside congressional offices Feb. 4th from 10:30am to 3p.m. to protest NDAA 2012 (H.R. 1540), the controversial National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.

Many Americans were shocked when it was signed quietly by President Obama New Year’s eve for it gives the U.S. Military and other agencies in the government Egyptian military style powers of arrest and detention of Americans anywhere, anytime and for any reason.

1.)The act also allows them to be indefinitely detained without access to an attorney or a trial by jury. Indefinite means they could be held for life.

2.)Amendments to exclude American citizens were rejected by the Obama administration and senate vote.

3.)Some say this is one of the worst pieces of legislation regarding the constitutional rights of Americans to ever be signed into law. Read more.

The link is to an invitation to a Rapid City gathering of protest in front of Sen. Thune's office.

1 comment:

taco said...

tempted to attend, what an outrage.