NDAA Tomorrow

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Karolina
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This action alert is incredibly urgent: Please ask your friends to join our efforts right away, as the vote against indefinite detention could take place TOMORROW.

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Friends-

We can put an end to a shocking assault on our civil liberties: Last year's National Defense Authorization Act included language that could allow the military to detain civilian suspects INDEFINITELY without charge or trial.

This year's NDAA could come up for a vote as soon as TOMORROW and we have a prime opportunity to reverse this travesty of justice.

Click here to fight back: Email your member of Congress right away:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/ndaa_tmrw/?referring_akid=a6227601.2093546.1eR9ay&source=auto-taf

Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash will put forth an amendment to make it clear that the military does not have the power to arrest and indefinitely detain civilians without charging or trying them.

Please urge your lawmakers to support their efforts and help us spread word far and wide.

Just click here to email your member of Congress right away.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/ndaa_tmrw/?referring_akid=a6227601.2093546.1eR9ay&source=auto-taf

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antikakistocrat
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The NDAA is not

The NDAA is not Constitutional.

The states will not allow the feds to come in and enforce it.

Karolina
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I think it's a smarter idea

I think it's a smarter idea to eliminate NDAA altogether as soon as possible, than to hope and trust that it will never be enforced.

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Taxpayer-subsidized stealth lobbyists: Lobbyists who circumvent normal lobbying regulations and procedures to advance the corporate agenda in statehouses nationwide on the taxpayer dime.

If Washington DC is the new Versailles, run by corporate overlords and their lobbyist-hired guns, then the 50 statehouses are its paternal twins. That is, while they look different in form, they share the same genetic function as avenues for the fulfillment of the corporate agenda.

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has made this abundantly clear through its ongoing ALEC Exposed project, bringing sunshine to the tax-deductible, statehouse-level influence-peddling efforts made by corporations through the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC has been described by CMD as a "corporate bill mill." (Full disclosure: Steve Horn is a former reporter and researcher at CMD. He was on the team that broke ALEC Exposed in the summer of 2011.)

ALEC, though, is not the only "corporate bill mill" playing this game.

Karolina
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miksilvr
I received the following

I received the following email today from Wade Mollison of Demand Progress about the NDAA fight : 

 

  • Huge (partial) NDAA victory!‏ 

The timing couldn't be any better:  As Congress gets ready to vote on indefinite detention today, a judge just ruled that these provisions of last year's National Defense Authorization Act are unconstitutional!

Congratulations to Chris Hedges and Revolution Truth -- who spearheaded the lawsuit -- and to the 50,000 Demand Progress members who signed on as grassroots supporters of the effort.

It's a huge victory, but we need to keep pushing Congress to do the right thing too: The government is likely to appeal the court's ruling, so we have to make sure we beat back indefinite detention during today's vote.

Please click here to call your member of Congress right away -- it'll just take a minute and we'll give you a call script you can use.

The vote is expected this afternoon, so we need calls to start pouring in first thing this morning.

Thanks!

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