Will the National Defense Authorization Act Give Government Power to Detain American Citizens Indefinitely?

I have spent some time trying to determine if this bill, National Defense Authorization Act, will or will not allow American citizens to be detained indefinitely. It isn’t easy to determine because of the legal terms AND the many rewritings. Also, the length of the bill is time-consuming. Here is what I found that seems to make the most sense.

If an American citizen is arrested in the USA on a terrorist or threat to the nation charge, the laws already in place will supersede the National Defense Authorization Law. If an American citizen is arrested on foreign soil, he may be retained indefinitely. The source I use is Lawfare.

This I do know. Americans need to stop fighting Americans. We are in this together. Democrats and Republicans alike are involved in many of these bills that seem to be very damaging to our country and our freedoms. One reason for this is we have full-time law makers who have nothing better to do than sit around and think up new legislation and it isn’t legislation that cuts spending or balances the budget. They usually have one thing in mind when they do this….”Will it help me get re-elected or improve my financial standing?”

Some have a very strong political agenda, but all have their own interests at heart. That is human nature. We need term limits and we MUST take our future out of the hands of career politicians!


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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6 Responses to Will the National Defense Authorization Act Give Government Power to Detain American Citizens Indefinitely?

  1. smijer says:

    This year, for the first time in history, the United States government assassinated one of its own citizens publicly and without a trial. There is every reason to believe that detention without trial for U.S. citizens is an inevitable feature of the near future, and consequently that detention without trial for political reasons will be an option open to this government and future ones.

    Osama may be dead, but through 9/11, he has managed to convince the free world to deal itself a major defeat.


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  3. The Destructionist says:

    I love your post, but I have to stress that the political paradigm of left vs. right (Republican vs. Democrat) is nothing more than an illusion – a mere construct designed to divide and conquer “We the People”. If we are to ultimately unite and defend America, then ALL of us must be willing to put aside our political party affiliations and realize that we are all Americans in defense of Her.

    In consideration, enacting term limits for politicians that have been bought and sold by corporate lobbyists will do absolutely nothing to effect real change in America…


    • jlue says:

      What I am thinking is that if we have term limits that will end a person becoming a ‘career’ politician. When they have to live under the laws they enact, perhaps they will begin to think more about what they are doing. I agree with Rick Perry that they do not need to be in Washington causing trouble. When a person is not a career politician, surely some of what has been happening will cease or at least begin to slow. Did you see the statistic showing how many Senators and Representatives have become millionaires since they were elected to “serve”?


      • The Destructionist says:

        Yes, it’s disgusting…and yet they continue to speak as if they’re in touch with the “common man”.


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