And the headlines read:

‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill Heads To Obama’s Desk As White House Drops Veto Threat-

Defense Bill Establishes Martial Law In America-

Senate Bill Declares War On Americans-

NDAA bill to strip Americans of rights, expand government power-

As you may or may not be aware, both houses of the legislature in America have passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, and it is headed to the President to be signed into law. Dragging us along in this “war on terror” the bill among other things does the following in the words of Paul Joseph Watson….

Section 1031 of the NDAA bill, which itself defines the entirety of the United States as a “battlefield,” allows American citizens to be snatched from the streets, carted off to a foreign detention camp and held indefinitely without trial. The bill states that “any person who has committed a belligerent act” faces indefinite detention, but no trial or evidence has to be presented, the White House merely needs to make the accusation.

For the record according to Websters, Belligerent means:

bel·lig·er·ent

adj \bə-ˈlij-rənt, -ˈli-jə-\

Definition of BELLIGERENT

1: waging war; specifically: belonging to or recognized as a state at war and protected by and subject to the laws of war
2: inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness
Now as long as we are strictly dealing with the first selection, waging war, these measures seem remotely arguable, if we are considering “the terrorist”. Even in a state of declared war to this point, enemy combatants were at least given the opportunity of a military or world court trial/tribunal. The Nazis were tried for cryin’ out loud. Our institutions were founded on justice, and it can only be served by presenting evidence and holding a trial of some sort.
This bill will destroy that institution that allows the existence of “free people” in this nation. The idea of “law of the land” and “common law” were where we derived such ideas, and the Magna Carta established in 1297 brought this notion into being and dubbed..
“the greatest constitutional document of all times – the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot”
My fear however, as these statues go in modern times is that we will not only be dealing with the first definition. The second states that “exhibiting assertiveness” can also be construed as belligerent,  and if this is used legally, Katie bar the door. The fact is, even the most racist, right wing, arab/terrorist hater in America can’t make an argument to the point that this bill puts it’s sights squarely on American citizens.
The “language” to which Levin is referring to is Section 428e of said bill, and initially said this…..
(e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be
11 construed to affect existing law or authorities, relating to
12 the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident
13 aliens of the United States or any other persons who are
14 captured or arrested in the United States.
This section has since been removed by the request of the White House and the Obama administration.
If this bill makes it past the presidents’ desk without a veto………..Houston, we have a problem……….

 

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