Friday, December 2, 2011

U.S. Senate Approves Military Detention of U.S. Citizens

In a significant move, the United States Senate voted to allow the military to detain U.S. citizens who are terrorism suspects on U.S. soil, and hold them indefinitely without charge and without trial. The measure was part of a larger bill on defense spending. An amendment that would have killed the bill lost the vote.

“‘I’m very, very, concerned about having U.S. citizens sent to Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), one of the Senate’s most conservative members.” Paul is concerned that a suspect could be locked up for life without formally being charged or given a trial.

“It’s not enough just to be alleged to be a terrorist,” Paul said. “That’s part of what due process is — deciding, are you a terrorist?”

Many see this as akin to the detention of Americans in internment camps during World War II inside the USA.

Another large concern is that the bill would permit military action within the boundaries of the United States, something generally prevented by the Posse Comitatus federal statute.

The White House criticized the measure and threatened a veto because it would reduce the president’s authority to defend America. “Moreover,” the White House said, “applying this military custody requirement to individuals inside the United States… would raise serious and unsettled legal questions and would be inconsistent with the fundamental American principle that our military does not patrol our streets.”
The controversial measure could be changed when the differing versions are merged, if Congress desires.

The United States is in the process of undoing every principle of her constitution to support the prophetic endgame by promoting spiritualism and enforcing Sunday sacredness.

“…Under the influence of [the] threefold union, our country (the United States) shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions…” Maranatha, page 190

Senate Votes To Let Military Detain Americans Indefinitely, White House Threatens Veto

Posse Comitatus Act/Wikipedia