By Patrick Smith (Contact)
To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
The 2012 Defense Authorization Act contains a clause allowing the military to detain indefinitely, WITHOUT TRIAL or the burden of having to provide proof to a judge, anyone the government might think is a terrorist. This includes U.S. Citizens. The director of the CIA doesn't even want this kind of power so why should you let your government have it.
Since voting against a Defense funding act is political suicide this little clause, that stomps all over the Sixth Amendments right to a trial, will pass and your civil liberties go with it. You need to put pressure on Congress and the White House to stop this from happening. Signing this petition will also encourage President Obama keep his commitment to veto this Bill.
Wired.com has a great article here: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/senate-military-detention
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