Patriot Act

Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial

HIS MEANS AMERICANS COULD BE declared domestic terrorists and thrown into a military brig with no recourse whatsoever. Given that the Department of Homeland Security has characterized behavior such as buying gold, owning guns, using a watch or binoculars, donating to charity, using the telephone or email to find information, using cash, and all manner of mundane behaviors as potential indicators of domestic terrorism, such a provision would be wide open to abuse. The Senate is set to vote on a bill today that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military...

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