The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.
“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. 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,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.
It is my understanding that President Obama has the power to VETO such a bill. A failure to stop this legislation will confirm who ths guy is working for. There is no need for such a Law in order to "protect" the public. Detention without trial is unconstitutional and simply unjust.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2011.]