Monday, November 28, 2011

American Citizens May Soon Find "Battlefield" Is Their Own Home

I'll be the first to admit I don't always agree with stands the American Civil Liberties Union takes, but I am still open to learning their ideas. In today's news the ACLU has made public proposed legislative changes to the National Defense Authorization Act.

The proposed changes would allow the military to indefinitely confine persons suspected of violations of the NDAA without charges or trial any where in the world -- including American soil.

What is now under the authority of the Department of Justice would be transferred to the jurisdiction of the military including custodial and prosecutorial authority. The provisions, section 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA for 2012, were proposed in secret and passed through a closed-door committee meeting without a single hearing.

It's frightening enough the powers the police have at times without enabling the military to be able to wield its authority on civilians.

You can check out more information here at the ACLU site and contact your senators on this issue if you wish directly through this link.

To read more about this issue, visit here.

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