Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 31, 2011, 9:18 a.m. EST by aSimpleProle
from Brooklyn, NY
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I've marched with you before. I support the cause. I have two jobs and an internship and I'm still not making ends meet. I am the 99%.
But we need to take some time to focus on the elimination of habeas corpus made into law through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
It grants the president authority to detain anyone (including American citizens) suspected of supporting or belonging to "terrorist" organizations indefinitely, without needing any evidence, by expanding the "battlefield" for the "War on Terror" to the entire world.
Let that sink in for a second.
This language is so vague and inclusive that opposing government positions, actions, and legislation simply through word could be interpreted as aiding a terrorist organization, which, under the language or this bill, labels one a "covered" person and a terrorist.
Please read it for yourself.