Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Check Out This New Law ...Amazing

An insane new law introduced by John McCain and Joe Lieberman would effectively allow the U.S. government to lock up anyone they deem a terrorism threat to the U.S. for their "intelligence" value.  What is scary about this is there is absolutely no distinction between U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens in this bill.  This is our government erasing our liberties and freedoms in the name of national security and fear mongering.  This will give the U.S. military the right to detain American citizens without having to recognize their rights.  What if you are detained by mistake?  You have absolutely no recourse or rights and can be detained indefinitely. 

This bills text is so broad that there is no determination or limits of who determines what exactly a threat to national security is. You could be perceived as a threat, detained, interrogated and held indefinitely with out any Miranda rights, rights to an attorney or speedy public trial.

What are the chances we could see this bill politicized and used to quash dissent?  What this means is that anyone who speaks out against the government can be determined to be a threat to national security or the country.  Are you a member of the 9/11 Truth movement?  Are you a member of the Tea Party Movement?  How about a war protester?  Are you a Constitutionalist?  This could go any number of ways.  There only has to be one law enforcement official who believes you may be a threat and you will disappear, indefinitely.

This is yet another example of the kind of country that America is slowly becoming.  I wonder how many American citizens even realize the potential consequences of a bill like this or more importantly, even know about or understand it.  As most of America quietly watches American idol or Can You Dance, gets their nails done, focuses on mainstream media or some dumb housewives show, we are being stripped of every freedom and right that we have just to keep us "safer"  Who will keep us safe from the government?  Nobody but us!

Full Bill


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