On December 2, 2011 Our Senate passed SB 1867 to the detriment of our civil liberties and the Bill of Rights. They hid an onerous infringement of our rights in a defense spending bill. It will give this president and every future president the ability to arrest and detain any American Citizen for any reason that they determine to be treasonous. If the Attorney General, Secretary of State, or the President of these United States decides, arbitrarily, that my posting this petition is treason I could disappear and be detained indeterminately. Your right to an attorney, Miranda Rights, or to even know why you have been charged with treason will be suspended. There will be no such thing as a Writ of Habeas Corpus, the body of evidence, that every American Citizen has become accustomed to expect. The Bill of Rights will be no longer.
"Section 1031 of the NDAA reads: “Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force … includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…. [including] [d]etention under the law of war without trial....” This “indefinite detention” section hands over to the Executive Branch the power to have the military arrest U.S. citizens. No trial needed. Simple suspicion would suffice."
That any Senator would even consider signing such an abomination against our Civil Rights is unconscionable. By the way it passed 93 in favor 7 against. George Bush assassinated our rights under the Homeland Security Act under the umbrella of our "protection" from terrorism after September 11, 2001, but this Bill, if passed by Congress, would bury the body of Civil Liberty. I do not want to live in a country like Russia under Stalin where people could disappear off the street never to be heard from again. Do you want to live in a country where you can't speak your mind about our own country? Do you want your neighbor spying on you and then turn you in for treason because your dog made a mess in his yard? Do you want to live in fear of your own children if you don't buy them the latest phone that they would tell a teacher or a military "cop" that you are a dissenter of the status quo? Am I paranoid? I don't think so. It's time to stop this madness in Washington before we all become prisoners in our own country. Please sign this petition and tell Congress to stop infringing on our Civil Liberties and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
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