Saturday, December 1, 2012

Senate strips ‘indefinite detention’ for Americans from 2012 NDAA

Via ojibwa

 A protester demonstrates against the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Photo: AFP. 

The U.S. Senate approved an amendment on Thursday that strips a controversial provision from the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that allows the “indefinite detention” of American citizens within the U.S. by the military.

The amendment passed by a vote of 67 to 29. All but four of the Senators who voted against civilian trials for Americans were Republicans. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) crossed over to oppose the amendment, and they were joined by Joe Lieberman (I-CT).
The amendment reads: “An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention.”


  1. I agree. They still will do what ever they want to us.

  2. "Unless an Act of Congress explicitly authorizes such detention."

    So 67 senators went on the record wiping their butts with the Constitution AGAIN. I'm glad to see Paul and Demint said no again. How sad is it that Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins get it right, but Marco Rubio, the Tea Party's darling, gets it wrong?

    Rubio 2016 my left foot.

  3. The Tea Party folks down here do not like Rubio. (Martin and St Lucie counties) Rubio is a silver tonged statist who learned nothing from his parents (if his parents are anything like my professors who were at the U of Havana in the '50's).
    (U of Miami, 1970)

    1. The want for power is sickening.

    2. @Anon: That's good to know. I suppose I should have said he was the darling of the Weak Tea Party - the GOP sockpuppets. Thanks for setting me straight.

    3. A Reader

      Hey, did you see my comments on your question about the butt-stock?

    4. Brock,
      No, I have not. Comments come to my email, which I haven't checked in about 12 hours

  4. I have someone who might be able to do it and he wants to know

    "Is the buttstock separate or part of a completed firearm?"

  5. Brock, I answered over at my place.