It was Obama who asked for Citizen Imprisonment Law

Says Sen. Carl Levin:

PETITION: http://wh.gov/D0B We have only a few days to speak up before the President signs NDAA 1031, permitting citizen imprisonment without evidence or trial. The bill passed by Congress absolutely DOES NOT exempt citizens. Section 1031 reads, “A covered person under this section” includes “any person who has committed a belligerent act”.

– Confusingly, Obama previously threatened a veto for 1032, but NOT 1031. 1032 is UNRELATED to imprisoning citizens without a trial. He has never suggested using a veto to stop Section 1031 citizen imprisonment. In fact, it was requested by the Obama administration. Watch the video for proof.

– The Feinstein Amendment 1031(e) is dangerously misleading. Don’t be fooled: In the text of 1031(e), “Nothing in this section shall be construed…”, the only word that matters is “construed” because the Supreme Court are the only ones with the power to construe the law. The Feinstein Amendment 1031(e) permits citizens to be imprisoned without evidence or a trial forever, if the Supreme Court does not EXPLICITLY repeal 1031.

Congress planned to give it to him to sign on Dec. 8, but delayed at the last minute. If we act urgently to tell our friends, family, and colleagues, we can still prevent this. Here is what we can do:

1) Americans must know about this to stop it. Urgently pass this petition as widely as possible: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-ndaa-section-1031-citizen-imprisonment-l… Contact the media to clear up confusion about the facts mentioned above.

2) Congress can still block the law before December 13. Write and call your Representative and Senator telling them to stop NDAA Section 1031 and the dangerously misleading Feinstein Amendment 1031(e).
Contact your Representative: http://writerep.house.gov/writerep/
Contact your Senator:http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

3) Write and call the White House to tell the President you won’t sit by and watch NDAA Section 1031 and the misleading Feinstein Amendment 1031(e) become law: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

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7 Responses to It was Obama who asked for Citizen Imprisonment Law

  1. jawbone December 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    This makes me feel sick to my stomach.

    How dare Obama? How dare the WH? How dare these damn Dems????

  2. I don't but December 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    If I understand correctly what is covered under this act, in effect, gives President Obama dictatorial powers with no Constitution based guarantees of civil liberties.

    It is going to be interesting to see how he uses them.

    Good or evil.

  3. jawbone December 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    And will a Roberts court view the executive powers Obama is demanding to be Constitutional.

    Hmmm — if they think a Repub will be president soon (2013), yes, they’ll accept trashing the Constitution

  4. Kim Kaufman December 11, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    Whatever was at the link in the first paragraph… ain’t there now.

  5. Tom December 11, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    So all the crazy stuff Infowars has been preaching about FEMA detention camps, police and military patrolling our streets and all the rest is happening NOW! If this isn’t stopped it’ll be the end of America as we knew it. No more Constitutional rights, martial law, and governmental enslavement of its citizens. Go ahead sheeple, stand by and let this happen too.

  6. Brendan December 11, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    did my comment disappear, or did I comment on a similar article?

    Anyway, this disgusting example of overreach is going to spark a lawsuit, just like the last time the Democrats decided to give in to dictatorial powers. That time it was the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which was eventually struck down by the Roberts court (a bit of a more conservative court, at that time). Now obviously, there’s no guarantee that the court will rule the same way, but since precedent is generally followed, and the language stomps all over SCOTUS’s turf, I’m not entirely pessimistic.

    OTOH, it’s important to remember who voted for this: in PA, that would include Democrat Bob Casey. he’s a piece of shit, and he deserves to be primaried.

  7. dTron December 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Um, this is a bipartisan bill. Both Democrats and Republicans are to blame for this travesty. Wake up…there is no difference between the two any more.

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