FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRETT LINDSTROM: NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT INFRINGES UPON OUR PERSONAL FREEDOMS
Omaha, NE (December 19, 2011)---The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), supported by Congressman Terry, will give the Federal Government authority to detain Americans indefinitely without charge and without trial, a move that could set a terrible precedent.
This was sold to the public as a way to combat domestic terrorism but that is not what the bill states. Section 1031 of the NDAA bill states that a person can be detained indefinitely for a “belligerent act,” a vague definition that could lead to arbitrary enforcement. This bill concedes far too much power to the Executive Branch, allowing dangerous encroachments on American’s fundamental rights. It also goes so far as to eliminate the Posse Comitatus Act that ensures our military cannot be used domestically against Americans. If the purpose of this bill is truly to protect our country against terroristic threats, then the language of the bill must be specific or we risk losing one of the most fundamental rights that Americans cherish, freedom.
Terry’s support of this bill, in addition to his recent support of both the Mobile Information Call Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act, demonstrates a troubling trend of disregard for our individual freedoms.