Originally Posted by erocker
Because the US Government doesn't need those reasons you state in order to detain you. We have certain rights and freedoms in this country and the NDAA just took those away. It disregards our Constitution and Bill of Rights, it is an illegal bill and you should be concerned because like anything else it will eventually be abused.
I didn't know much about this so just googled it and came across the inevitable Wikipedia article
, describing the controversial bit. Yeah, that's bad, real bad.
I'm sure if 9/11 hadn't happened we wouldn't have this imposed on us now. I'll bet countries like the UK, France, Australia etc bring in something like this.
Section 1021 and 1022 have been called a violation of constitutional principles and of the Bill of Rights. Internationally, the UK-based newspaper The Guardian has described the legislation as allowing indefinite detention "without trial [of] American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay;" Al Jazeera has written that the Act "gives the US military the option to detain US citizens suspected of participating or aiding in terrorist activities without a trial, indefinitely." The official Russian international radio broadcasting service Voice of Russia has been highly critical of the legislation, writing that under its authority "the US military will have the power to detain Americans suspected of involvement in terrorism without charge or trial and imprison them for an indefinite period of time;" it has furthermore written that "the most radical analysts are comparing the new law to the edicts of the 'Third Reich' or 'Muslim tyrannies.'" The Act has been opposed by the ACLU and Human Rights Watch, and received criticism from The New York Times, and other news organizations.
mailman: I can see why you're saying for us to quit worrying over sopa when there's this. However, I think bad bills should be stopped wherever possible, even if others get through.