Here is what I know, we have the enemy belligerents act of 2010 which allows the president to declare anyone anywhere an ememy belligerent without evidence, which means you are not protected by the constitution because you are not a citizen. And now we have a bill coming to the floor that would define the USA as a battlefield and Citizens as the enemy and would authorize indefinite military detention of anyone anywhere without trial.
It’s basically designed to allow us to detain enemy belligerents indefinitely if they meet certain criteria:
The bill asks the President to determine criteria for designating an individual as a “high-value detainee” if he/she: (1) poses a threat of an attack on civilians or civilian facilities within the U.S. or U.S. facilities abroad; (2) poses a threat to U.S. military personnel or U.S. military facilities; (3) potential intelligence value; (4) is a member of al Qaeda or a terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda or (5) such other matters as the President considers appropriate. The President must submit the regulations and guidance to the appropriate committees of Congress no later than 60 days after enactment.
It pretty much means that anyone can be a belligerent as long as the president says so.
Don’t forget the first 3 say “Potential Threat” And “Potential intelligence value” So that means that you don’t even have to pose a threat, just the possibility that you could pose a threat is all it takes to lose all your rights.
Here is the bill that’s going before the Senate on Nov. 28th 2011. The sections in question are 1031 and 1032, according to the ACLU site.
From the ACLU Via The Daily Sheeple:
“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 a 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.
I know it sounds incredible. New powers to use the military worldwide, even within the United States? Hasn’t anyone told the Senate that Osama bin Laden is dead, that the president is pulling all of the combat troops out of Iraq and trying to figure out how to get combat troops out of Afghanistan too? And American citizens and people picked up on American or Canadian or British streets being sent to military prisons indefinitely without even being charged with a crime. Really? Does anyone think this is a good idea? And why now?”
All this legislation meant to suppress our Constitutional rights and create the “Police State” that everyone talks about will pass. It may not pass this time around, but eventually it will pass. The reason it will pass is because an overwhelming majority of people in this country are completely oblivious to what is going on outside the world of reality television and social media. Out of those that make an effort to stay informed of the goings on of our government, many receive there news from the “major” networks which have shown to actively suppress the truth.
Waiving signs in protest will ultimately do nothing because to the masses, via the network news, anyone who opposes the rule of our government is crazy, naive, a hippie, an anarchist, or any other term that can be used to distract the mindless from the facts.
When this path we are on reaches its end, everyone will have to make there choice. Fight, die, or submit. The imposition of ones will on another will not change without some sort of physical action, in this case that action will be violence. Talking does nothing when those that you talk to do not care to listen.
Alternately, we could use our so called democratic process and vote out all the corrupt politicians. That would require the entire country to wake up and see what reality is, which will never happen, so the point is moot.