- while nearly all americans head to family and friends to celebrate thanksgiving, the senate is gearing up for a vote on monday or tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as americans. the senate will be voting on a bill that will direct american military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in war zone, but at american citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the united states itself….
… the senate is going to vote on whether congress will give this president—and every future president — the power
to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. even rep. ron paul (r-texas) raised his concerns about the ndaa detention provisions during last night’s republican debate. the power is so broad that even u.s. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the united states itself. the worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision
is in s. 1867, the national defense authorization act bill, which will be on the senate floor on monday. the bill was drafted in secret
by sens. carl levin (d-mich.) and john mccain (r-ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing…. senators demand the military lock up of american citizens in a “battlefield” they define as being right outside your window
· white house statement
· senator udall introduced an amendment
· text of the bill