Thanks to Char for this Update:
Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Senate will proceed to Legislative Session & resume consideration of S. 1867
Call Senators – Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
~ When I heard this on my local talk radio I became enraged and alarmed. Lo and behold, in email I got the Prison Planet story and further data from Char. This may be the very first time I agree with the ACLU! I ask you make this one viral. There is a link here to the form for your protest and how we want the Udall Amendment passed! NOW! Obama’s Dream of a Military state is happening right now. We JUST MUST STOP this! ~ JP
NDAA detention provision would turn America into a “battlefield”
From Prison Planet:
The Senate is set to vote on a bill today that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.
“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. 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,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.
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.
Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.
~ I cannot believe I am signing ANYTHING with the ACLU but I Did! I know Senator Sessions will back me, RINO Shelby, well thats another story, who knows which way he will flip flop?~ JP