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On New Year's Eve, President Obama signed into law, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which gives the government the right to hold anyone suspected of being associated with terrorism indefinitely, without any form of due process.
While the president has promised he would never use it on Americans, the law, which was sponsored by Senators John McCain (R - Arizona) and Carl Levin (D - Michigan), none the less, gives the right of the government to do so.
Is this the draconian law that many claim, or will it prove to be an effective tool in fighting terrorism?
IF this law had been passed by a republican president, would the reaction be even more pointed and louder? Yes, Human Rights Watch and the ACLU have raised "opposition", but where are the mas protests, that history has shown would be in two, if this was a Mc Cain OR Cain? Where are the OZPers (Occupy Zucotti Parkers) ? I for one, haven't heard much rhetoric about "dismantling of civil liberties" or the "draconian" measures; maybe you have.
For this first Critical Discourse of 2012, we will discuss NDAA, just signed into law by my "favorite", Barack H. Obama.
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