Just because President Obama quietly signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, aka Indefinite Detention) into law on New Years Eve, doesn’t mean protests about the new law have simmered down. The new law gives the government the power to detain American citizens for the suspicion of terrorism. There is no right of trial, or even the requirement of a formal charge. The President and the Federal government are being sued in the Southern U.S. District Court in New York City. The lawsuit challenges the legality of the new NDAA law for use of military force in America. Ron Paul has introduced legislation to strip the NDAA of the provision that allows the government this abusive power. Meanwhile, the protests are not going away and are heading to the nation’s capital. This week, the protesters showed up at Senator Carl Levin’s office for a comical mock arrest of the lawmaker. If the new law was not so draconian, this would be much funnier. Please watch the video below:
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