Tell the Senate “NO to Indefinite Military Detention!”
The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge.
The Defense Authorization bill is now on the Senate floor with troubling provisions that would give the President — and all future presidents — the authority to indefinitely imprison people, without charge or trial, both abroad and inside the United States and would mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control. The indefinite detention without charge or trial provisions are so harmful that the Obama White House has threatened to veto the bill if they are not removed from it.
Urge your senators to vote YES on the Udall amendment to the Defense Authorization bill which would remove the harmful provisions from the bill and in their place, mandate a process for Congress to use an orderly process to consider whether any detention legislation is needed.
I feel for the people in the US, the whole world is watching how one stupid decision gets made after an other. It’s not the people there, its the big guys at the top making life decisions for them. No matter who they chose to be the president, its just gonna be another puppet.
Time to take the statue of liberty down, it lost its meaning.
-Liberty is a moral and political principle, or Right, that identifies the condition in which human beings are able to govern themselves, to behave according to their own free will, and take responsibility for their actions. There are different conceptions of liberty, which articulate the relationship of individuals to society in different ways, including some which relate to life under a “social contract" or to existence in a "state of nature”, and some which see the active exercise of freedom and rights as essential to liberty.