Sunday, January 1, 2012

Indeffinate detention of American citizens without due process now technically legal

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

The United States may have completely ignored the advice of one of her founding fathers with the passage of the NDAA act, which contains language that, under the auspices of protecting America from terrorism, would allow the government to indefinitely detain anyone, including American citizens, without due process or trial.  President Obama expressed "serious reservations" according to an article by the Associated Press , but ended up signing the bill into law anyway on New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2011.

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