I must admit I was dumbfounded when I saw this article. As I read it I kept looking for the punch line, the O Henry moment, or Paul Harvey's "the rest of the story". However, it appears MM is not kidding. He truly does oppose the NDAA which granted the government the power the arrest and detain indefinitely anyone they say is a supporter of Al Quida or any group fighting against the government. In this I must say I agree with MM.
The case has been brought against a little known piece of legislation called the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) which critics say has been changed to grant Obama the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge.
Now Moore has come out swinging against the NDAA too, saying that the Obama White House is embarked on a plan to scrap vital civil rights that should concern every American citizen despite a relative lack of publicity about the case. "At the moment a lot of people think the NDAA does not look scary. But this sort of thing never looks scary at the start. But the American people will rue the day if they do not stop this," he told The Guardian in an interview.
Moore was speaking after a court in New York heard an appeal in the case against the NDAA. Lawyers seeking to overturn the NDAA argued that it erodes American rights and free speech and grants huge and unconstitutional powers to the government to suppress dissent and indefinitely detain people without going through proper legal channels. Lawyers for the Obama administration insists that the NDAA represents nothing new and has never been used in the ways that its critics suggest.
[Moore] said that liberals were giving Obama a free pass due to his popularity with Democrats. "(Obama) puts this face on it that makes it difficult. It was much easier when the face was Bush," Moore said "We have to work and speak out against the Obama administration and everything they are doing to destroy civil liberties."