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Saturday, December 03, 2011

'Detainee' Bill Raises Serious Constitutional Questions

A Senate debate this week over a new 'detainee' provision in a bill that would allow American citizens on our own soil to be detained by the military indefinitely is raising serious Constitutional questions among many in the electorate. On Thursday Senators tangled over the bill, and Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, stated that the 'battlefield has been extended to U.S. soil.'
Graham supports the new legislation.
Constitutional watchdogs interpreted the statement as a green light for the military to target American citizens right here at home as possible terrorist suspects, thus giving soldiers the right to round up and detain indefinitely any person in the U.S. who is even merely suspected of engaging in acts against the government, all without a trial, due process of law, or a jury to find them guilty or innocent.

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