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Submission + - "Shut up! You don't get a lawyer."->

Original Replica writes: The National Defense Authorization Act, basically codifies "1984" into US law.

The NDAA contains a ludicrously un-American and anti-democratic section allowing the US military to detain, torture/interrogate, and even kill American citizens without providing access to a trial or attorney. All that required is the accusation of being a terrorist.

"I'm very, very, concerned about having U.S. citizens sent to Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention," said Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky

"Congress is essentially authorizing the indefinite imprisonment of American citizens, without charge," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif

Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said it would be “crazy” to exempt Qaeda suspects who are Americans and are arrested inside the country from battlefield-style detention. He argued that, to stop other attacks, they must be interrogated without the protections of the civilian criminal justice system. Citizens who are suspected of joining Al Qaeda are opening themselves up “to imprisonment and death,” Mr. Graham said, adding, “And when they say, ‘I want my lawyer,’ you tell them: ‘Shut up. You don’t get a lawyer.

This is a problem for everyone.

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Republicans

Submission + - GOP IT consultant dies in unlikely plane crash ->

Original Replica writes: "Mike Connell, a top level Republican IT consultant who was set to testify in a case alleging GOP election tampering in Ohio He was scheduled to testify in an election tampering case. Add to this: "Mr. Connell has confided that he was being threatened, something that his attorneys also told the judge in the Ohio election fraud case,"
I'm not sayin' he was assasinated, but Occam sure does."

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Privacy

Submission + - Bill to make anonymous internet posting illegal->

Original Replica writes: Soon the law might require that your name and address would be attached to your goatse troll, +5 insightful or anything else you care to contribute to any online discussion.

Do you really want your online persona to be visibly connected to your real life home address?

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