This is dangerous stuff. They’re about to send a bill to Obama to sign which allows indefinite detention and imprisonment, without trial, to anyone they deem a “terrorist” citizen or not. This is purely unconstitutional and yet Congress and the Senate, made up of people sworn to defend the constitution, plan to pass it. We can all claim this is from the Bush era but the point is, this is going down now, not 4 years ago.
The second provision would deny suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens seized within the nation’s borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention. It reaffirms the post-Sept. 11 authorization for the use of military force that allows indefinite detention of enemy combatants. The provision includes a Senate-passed compromise that says nothing in the legislation may be “construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.”