While America nurses hangovers and revels in rose parades and football, President Obama snuck behind the distractions to sign the NDAA into law Saturday. Although he has made it clear that he reluctantly does so, no one is more reluctant about the act then the socially conscious Americans who recognize the potentially damaging ramifications of “Section D: Counter-terrorism.”
This law leaves wide open a gray area where the federal government can INDEFINITELY DETAIN terrorism suspects without trial. I am not meaning to be alarmist here, but I do aim to educate. What the President is signing has long been declared unconstitutional because it foregoes due process of the law. All in the name of the War on Terrorism, which basically means, the government can do whatever the fuck they want (for your safety, of course).
The NDAA scares me for a number of reasons, but none moreso than the Japanese-Americans’ experience during World War II. Although the United States profusely apologized for it later and vowed for it to never happen again, American citizens (just like me, with Asian features) were uprooted and confined to internment camps because they were suspected of being in cahoots with the enemy. WITHOUT TRIAL.
There is a reason why we have due process, why our founding fathers wrote checks and balances into our Constitution, why Americans have been blessed with civil liberties, which are to be upheld to experience true liberty and freedom.
Shame on you Mr. President. Oh hey, you dropped your backbone.
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To further inform yourself on the NDAA, you can read the differing viewpoints through the following links and make your own decision. Thanks for reading.
The Guardian (UK):
S. Floyd Mori, Mercury News (Head of the Japanese American Citizens League):