Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Bill of Rights Under Attack

Our nation celebrates Bill of Rights Day every December 15, the anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

But on December 1—just two weeks before Bill of Rights Day—Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA allows the indefinite military detention of US citizens without trial. It contains the most oppressive national security powers we’ve seen in our lifetimes, easily worse than any Bush administration policy.

In America, the right to trial is fundamental, as are the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of belief.

Add your voice to the thousands of Americans saying "NO!" to indefinite detention without trial.

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