An Unconstitutional Bill

Odious politicians, John McCain of Arizona and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, have introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate called the Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010, which would basically give military commanders and the president authority to arrest American citizens or others for vague reasons, which inevitably would include exercising First Amendment rights of dissenting against government policy, without constitutionally-based warrants or trials (in other words, an unconstitutional bill). The militarization of America, locally, nationally and in international locales has been ongoing for decades, including the end of a 100-plus year old law called "Posse Comitatus" during the Bush II years, which prior to its dismantlement had basically forbade the military from engaging in domestic law enforcement. All of this is a shift from the Constitution towards fascism. If there are legitimate terrorism-related concerns that need to be further addressed, they should be done so in a constitutional manner. This bill should be opposed by the majority of the members of Congress and the American people, and if it does pass, President Obama should definitely veto the bill.

[revised on 4/10/10]

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