NDAA: Another Step in the Fascist Takeover of America
December 1, 2011
The Senate is ready to vote on legislation permitting the U.S. military to capture and indefinitely detain citizens on American soil. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
“While the legislation still has several steps to go, the vote makes it likely that Congress will eventually send to President Obama’s desk a bill that contains detainee-related provisions his national-security team has said are unacceptable,” the New York Times reports.
The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing.
Obama has signaled that he will veto the bill if it is enacted by the Senate.
The Obama administration said prior to the vote that the proposed legislation is “inconsistent with the fundamental American principle that our military does not patrol our streets.”
In other words, even Obama – who supports the Patriot Act and has diligently worked to expand Bush’s war on terrorism – believes the Senate bill violates Posse Comitatus.