Indefinite Detention Bill Passes in Congress-Why Aren’t More People Angrier?
As you, my readers, may or may not have heard, a bill recently passed in the United States Congress known as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. This bill has caused (something) of an uproar in many circles because it allows for the indefinite detention and torture of Americans and any other people who are suspected of being terrorists. Furthermore, this would all be without any of them having a right to a trial. Not only that, but President Obama’s staff have made it clear that he has no intention of vetoing this bill, and as of this writing, he has signed it into law.
As an animal-human-earth liberation supporter, this new bill is very disturbing to me. Human rights, of course, are an important part of my philosophy, and this bill would allow terror suspects, regardless of where they are or what country they are from, to be detained without the right to a trial, indefinitely, but the US government. A certain other terror bill makes this an especially chilling new law for animal activists and environmentalists like myself, since under it, animal rights and environmental activists may be considered terrorists, and thus, terror suspects, as well.
But the worst part of all of this is that it’s barely being covered by the mainstream media. Where’s the outrage? Where’s the cavalry for our rights as Americans? Two of the above links are from alternative media sources (the other is from this blog). Someone besides those outside of the mainstream needs to speak up and get people to get mad about this and do something!
But hope does spring eternal. The American Civil Liberties Union currently has several online actions for their supporters to get more people to rally against this new law. Still, since Obama, a Democrat, passed this law (as well as an extension of the USA PATRIOT Act), and Bush, a Republican, passed the PATRIOT Act, maybe it’s not the party that the President is in that’s the problem, but rather the system itself. What do you all think? And what will you all do about these assaults on our freedoms?
If I don’t write again soon, I wish all of my readers a happy and free holiday season!
~ by lunacoyote87 on December 16, 2011.