The United States Senate has voted to keep provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act which allow for United States citizens suspected of terrorism to be held indefinitely, without trial, by the military. Nearly all of the Republicans in the Senate voted against an amendment that would have removed this blatant violation of civil rights from the very lengthy legislation.
Sixteen Senate Democrats joined most of the Republicans (complete list below) in voting to allow the military to detain American citizens for life because they merely stand accused of a crime. Yet the suspect will have no legal representation, no chance to confront or even identify their accusers, no due process, no trial and no jury. This is not American. When our government began using this unjust format on foreign nationals, we told you that our own citizens would be next.
- BREAKING: Due Process Guarantee Act May Undo NDAA (blippitt.com)
- Fact Check: National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (yeyoungeconomist.wordpress.com)
- U.S. Rep. Justin Amash gathering support in fight against the National Defense Authorization Act (destructionist.wordpress.com)