Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Worse than the Patriot Act
The Senate passed a bill allowing expansive powers to the military to detain American citizens not just in foreign countries but in the United States, send those citizens to foreign countries to be imprisoned (maybe tortured), held indefinitely without charge, and subjected to military trials. This is unconstitutional. There is a reason that the military is not allowed to operate domestically it is called the constitution. Why is it that the small government, local control tea party members of the Senate were all for this? Could it be that the fallout from the occupy movement has the powerful worried that the local police will not keep draconian control of the populous? It does appear that way. The conservatives are all about smaller government until the order of society is threatened. At the State level they turn to the WI State Patrol, at the Federal level they are turning to the military.