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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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