This Is How You Can Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA

OpEdNews Athens Report  January 6, 2012

Obama Detained

The NDAA amendments 1021 and 1022 allowing indefinite detention ofAmerican citizens is now law, signed by Obama on New Year’s Eve.

The list of people opposed to the signing is as long as it is diverse, so with a few suggestions from ZeroHedge’s Tyler Durden, here are some options before Congress that could help tone down the new law.

Both will require as much public support as possible, so included below is a link to Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA.

1) Sponsored by Rep. John Garamendi(D-Ca.) H.R. 3702 — Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011 ensures that nomilitary force, or declaration of war, will allow any U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be locked up without charges or trial.

Still in its infancy, the bill still has to go to committee before going to general debate. GovTrack points out that most bills and resolutions never make it out of committee.

2) S. 2003 — Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011,  sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.), is currently before the 112th Congress and is also in its earliest stages.

GovTrack lists S. 2003 as “a bill to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and for other purposes.”

3) Demand Progress is supporting Sen. Feinstein’s S. 2003 and has created a contact form with the  following message to help American’s show their support for the legislation.

The indefinite detention of American citizens as made legal by the passage of the National DefenseAuthorization Act is a travesty of justice and an extraordinary violation of important civil rights enshrined in our constitution.  

I urge you to remedy this by supporting and cosponsoring Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Due Process Guarantee Act.

By coding in directions based upon addresses and zip codes the form delivers to local Senators from every district in the country.

Click here to fill out the form and tell your Senator to ban the indefinite military detentions of Americans.


One Comment

  1. Coleen Rowley February 3, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Even better, some states (Tennessee, Virginia and Washington so far) and cities are introducing legislation to nullify the NDAA!
    I’m afraid the “Due Process Guarantee Act” is likely to go nowhere and just served as cover for the Senators like Amy Klobuchar who voted for the NDAA. Only 20 some Senators and 56 House Reps have signed onto it.

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