Sipsey Street: “Lindsey Graham leads the charge to use the military against American citizens.”

From Sipsey Street Irregulars:

Sipsey Street links to an article from the ACLU. It’s titled, “Senators Demand the Military Lock Up of American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window and dated November 23.

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 a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in 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.

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is offering the Udall Amendment that will delete the harmful provisions and replace them with a requirement for an orderly Congressional review of detention power. The Udall Amendment will make sure that the bill matches up with American values.

Update: The Senate rejected the Udall amendment 38-60.”

So, the amendment proposed by Udall to weaken the bill was voted down. That means the bill is being scheduled without it – in its full form. The ACLU asks its readers to contact their Senators, demanding that the bill be defeated. Here is a link to your Senator’s contact information.

Update Rand Paul has a few words of warning about this Defense Authorization Bill. Please watch.

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6 Responses to Sipsey Street: “Lindsey Graham leads the charge to use the military against American citizens.”

  1. notamobster says:

    Sounds like some folks are expecting violence around the corner.

  2. Jim22 says:

    Yep, nota. One more thing as well: According to the Prez and his advisers, not to mention the media, it was not right for President GW Bush to allow water to be poured on the faces of enemy combatants. Now they are giving themselves the right – uncontested – to kill Americans who might be sympathizers.

    • notamobster says:

      Jim – short answer:

      If you are actively engaged in fighting the United States, you are an enemy combatant. You can be dispatched with.

      I agree completely.

      Longer answer: If your staus as an enemy combatant derives from a principled stance that your government is forcing you to participate in acts against your conscience or ANYTHING ELSE… you have many means of defense against such encroachments under our current Constitution. Should you decide that these responses are inadequate… see my short answer.

      This is ALWAYS the option of a free man. Just know that if you choose this option, your government reserves the right to dispatch you… with extreme prejudice.

      This is why I frequently say that no one wants to be the lone man in the revolution.

  3. Greg says:

    Slippery slope when we can be thrown in the Gulag without representation or any other legal rights. I do not have any sympathy for Americans overseas who join up and subsequently get killed while leading/participating in terrorist acts against the USA, but… those clinging to their guns and bibles or militia groups that Homeland and others have mentioned… just reminds me of Ruby Ridge and Branch Dividians…. Americans may not fully understand the consequences of this move headed towards communism.

  4. notamobster says:

    Greg: I haven’t notived you around much lately.

    As to the comment… Huh?

  5. rj says:

    Great speach by Rand Paul, just goes to show ya gotta watch the Pols like a hawk they are trying to assume/take power they don’t have the right to assume under the constitution, that is the way the leftist work, take by the inch until you have a foot, then take by the foot,

    This bill has to be shot down.