By Chris Anders, Washington Legislative Office at 11:26am
Thirty-six hours might not seem like much time. But we are hoping it will be just enough time for all Americans to convince our members of Congress that no president should have the authority to order the military to detain civilians without charge or trial in the United States, or put anyone in our country on trial in front of military commissions.
Using indefinite military detention of civilians here at home in the United States is unconstitutional and illegal and we do not believe it is permitted by last year’sNational Defense Authorization Act — but incredibly, some top members of Congress seem to think it is perfectly ok and allowed by the NDAA. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has kept himself busy in the Senate arguing that there is a war going on in your backyard and using the military to lock people up without charge or trial is a good idea. He has been more recently joined by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), who believes in indefinite military detention without charge or trial here at home.
But now is your chance to fight back. No one should be picked up far from a battlefield and locked away without charge or trial by the military, and certainly not here in the United States itself.
- Why Does The Media Black Out Ron Paul, NDAA and SOPA?
- Ron Paul: The NDAA Codifies Obama’s Power Grab
- U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a Ron Paul protege, seeks a GOP ‘revolution’
- Who will take Ron Paul’s place in congress?
- Ron Paul will NOT run for congress again!