Lindsey Graham and Carl Levin NEED TO GO!!! Let's just get that out in the open. This is the way I feel, so I better tell you now! How long will the majority of Americans continue to sit on their hands and let DC strip us of our rights, liberties and freedoms!
You see.. it is not a Republican/Democrat issue, not a Left/Right issue.... It is a We The People subjected to the whims of an out of control, unbounded, non-accountable Federal Government issue...
A government who accepts no bounds, dispatches thugs to airports to deny The People their rights "guaranteed" by the 4th Amendment. The people are locked up just for mentioning or reciting it. Don't question what the TSA's ability or authority to do what it does.:
"We will have you arrested for holding up the line and disrupting operations"
Now we deal with this...
Every day there is a new violation of our rights as a People governed within the confines of the framework outlined in the US Constitution. It is the basis of the Government of the United States of America. That government doesn't bother paying attention to it. It formed a LIMITED GOVERNMENT and directs how our country's government is to behave.
Republican and Democratic Senators are trumpeting this legislation which contains sections aimed at totally violating the rights of American citizens to face their accusers in a court of law, a trial, or even the fundamental right of knowing what you are being charged with. The bill set to be voted upon is the" National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA)".
Under the totalitarian sections, authority would be transferred from the DoJ to the DoD. If enacted, sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA would:
(1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;
(2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and
(3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice.
Indefinite detention without being formally charged and being subjected to interrogation by law enforcement agencies, is not something the People of the USA would ever think to be concerned with, but it is a reality. The Senate is in work now to get this bill passed, which would do exactly that; rob Americans of their constitutionally mandated protections.
This is supported by both parties, and thankfully opposed by both parties, as it should be. If there ever was a time for an expression of Bi-Partisanship, the optimum time would be now as the two entrenched party representatives come together to destroy this "Enabling Act" which is being promoted by the likes of Democrat Levin and Republican Graham.