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    Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    How could those law makers propose to abandon our basic rights?

    Secret Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At Home Or Abroad
    Robert Johnson | Nov. 28, 2011,

    From the ACLU's website:

    In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-bill-to-be-voted-on-today-would-allow-the-military-to-sweep-up-us-citizens-at-home-or-abroad-2011-11

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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    Does this have any chance to pass?
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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    F**** Mcain and anyone else who supports this bill, small government my ass.

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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    A lot of additional info was posted and discussed in this other thread: http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...-citizens.html

    While many of us disagree on the implications of it - we do agree that the ACLU page is misleading in their reasons - the Udall Amendment only applied to S 1031 - leaving S 1032 still up for complaint. Their article also doesn't explain their other opposition which they worked into the wording of the e-petition.
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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    I seriously worry for the well being of this nation when lawmakers even so much as consider bills such as these. Less government is better government.

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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    Well, the bill appears to have passed. Will Obama, who's never made civil rights a huge cornerstone of his presidency, veto it?

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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, the bill appears to have passed. [...]
    Not yet. The Udall amendment to remove some of the onerous provisions failed. The Senate has yet to vote on the entire bill, which would then go to reconciliation with the House (who have already passed a bill with similar detention provisions) to iron out the differences before being sent to the White House.

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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    Mmmm...more and more government control.

    I'm surprised that people can still think that any part of the Republocrats could stand for smaller government when they increase government at every opportunity.
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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    FYI- This bill does not allow American citizens to be arrested in the USA and held without charge or trial.

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    Re: Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At

    (b) Applicability to United States Citizens and Lawful Resident Aliens-

    (1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.

    (2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.


    regardless of what the chicken-littles and Conspiracy Theorists say, this law is no big deal.

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