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US Senate Declares War On Citizens

iONiUM (530420) writes | more than 2 years ago


iONiUM writes "In a stunning move, the US senate passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America. From the article, "This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a ”battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity."
Wired magazine is also reporting this story, with similar disgust: "Here’s the best thing that can be said about the new detention powers the Senate has tucked into next year’s defense bill: They don’t force the military to detain American citizens indefinitely without a trial. They just let the military do that."
Good luck Americans. You're gonna need it."

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Think of he children (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38247020)

I can think of 93 people that should be immediately be detained as terrorists.

Re:Think of he children (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 2 years ago | (#38247564)

If 92 where found to be guilty and 1 just suspect they had a option for the one who got away :) Amendment No. 1274 would have been so neat.

Can the autopen veto? (1)

pipelayerification (1707222) | more than 2 years ago | (#38247370)

I sure hope Obama can find the time to veto this abuse of power. Sure seems like the rights of ordinary citizens are taking quite the beating the last few years. Surely the legislative branch of the government can't wonder where their low approval ratings comes from.

In the Military (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38251024)

As a member of the US Military, I find this repugnant, and I hope it does not pass. Even if it is legal, I would ask anyone asked to detain an American within US soil to search their conscience and determine if it is ethical and moral. The oath each military member takes upon entering their enlistment or appointment is to support and defend the constitution. I would be hard pressed to find it within myself to carry out those orders, no matter how "legal."

-- Anonymous not because I don't think Slashdot won't give up my IP upon subpoena, and my ISP my physical location, but because, if this passes the Congress, and is signed by the President, I would then be ashamed of my service.

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