The United Police State of America
- Obama signs NDAA giving the military the power to arrest and hold you forever without a trial.
- Both Liberal Democrats and Conservative Republicans work as one party to abolish the Bill of Rights fought for by our Founding Fathers..
Comrade Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 on Wednesday, giving his stamp of approval to a Pentagon spending bill that will keep Guantanamo Bay open and make sure that the military arrest and indefinite detention of US citizens remains in force.
The NDAA allows the military to detain United States citizens indefinitely without charge or trial for mere suspicions of ties to terrorism. Obama agreed to give the military the power to arrest and hold Americans without the writ of habeas corpus, although he promised with that year’s signing statement that his administration would not abuse that privilege.
The People Fight Back Against The NDAA
Civil liberties advocates had roundly criticized the bill over Guantanamo and a separate section that could allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens on suspicions of supporting terrorism. Just as he did with last year's version of the bill, however, Obama decided that the need to pass the NDAA, which also sets the armed forces' $633 billion budget for the 2013 fiscal year, was simply "too great to ignore," according to a presidential signing statement released in the early morning hours Thursday.
Members of the human rights coalition that had urged Obama to follow through on his veto threat blasted his decision as a cave to congressional Republicans.
"President Obama has utterly failed the first test of his second term, even before inauguration day,” American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero said in a statement. “His signature means indefinite detention without charge or trial, as well as the illegal military commissions, will be extended.”
"It's the second time that the president has promised to veto a piece of a very controversial national security legislation only to sign it," said Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. "He has a habit of promising resistance to national security initiatives that he ultimately ends up supporting and enabling."
Obama also allowed provisions of the law that require his administration to place certain terrorism suspects into military custody to stand without comment.
|Congress has given the President the power to have the military |
arrest and imprison Americans without a trial.