Thursday, December 1, 2011

Being a Police State

Let it be known that Senator Lindsey Graham and other Republicans, along with 16 Democrats and 1 Independent, believe that if captured by your government under the mere suspicion of terror--whose suspicion, by the way?--that you have no rights.

The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday which would allow the military detain Americans indefinitely.

"The enemy is all over the world. Here at home. And when people take up arms against the United States and [are] captured within the United States, why should we not be able to use our military and intelligence community to question that person as to what they know about enemy activity?" Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said.

"They should not be read their Miranda Rights. They should not be given a lawyer," Graham said. "They should be held humanely in military custody and interrogated about why they joined al Qaeda and what they were going to do to all of us."

Do we need more proof that we will soon live in a Police State? This bill is an outrage.


Big Mark 243 said...

Hey Judy, hope you have been doing well. News these days must have you agitated..!

Don't live in the Metro, so I have no idea of what it is like there, 'cept for what I hear via WUOM online...

Take care and don't be such a stranger..!


chesapeake said...

This bill SICKENS me.

I cannot believe that it was even introduced and that there isn't more of an uproar about it.

Wanted to pop in and wish you a merry December, Judith!

Pamela said...

I felt the same outrage and disgust about this bill. It opens up so many avenues for the government to mistreat and detain people based on suspicion and without giving the detainees any rights to defend themselves--dangerous. It's to vague!