Senator Carl Levin has crafted a bill that will void the Constitutional rights of every American citizen who the military deems to be a “terrorist” is wrong.
Senate bill S.1867, called the National Defense Authorization Act, allows the military to arrest and indefinitely detain any American citizen without a warrant or trial. It allows the military intelligence community to designate any place in the United States as a “combat zone” and would allow them to virtually patrol our streets, spy on us in our homes and arrest anyone they designate as a “terrorist suspect”. There will be no warrant, no trial – not even a hearing. Citizens can be transported to Guantanamo Bay and held indefinitely, if the military so desires. This is an outrageous attempt to void the Constitution. It’s embarrassing and humiliating to realize that our own Senator Levin co-authored the Bill, and Senator Stabenow voted for it. Even the FBI opposes the Bill!
There is no justification for this Bill. The current law enforcement structures have been very successful in countering terrorist threats. As Benjamin Franklin once said, those who would forfeit liberty for security deserve neither. I encourage all of you to contact Senators Levin and Stabenow and ask them to resign immediately.
Senator Levin: http://levin.senate.gov/
Senator Stabenow: http://stabenow.senate.gov/