Just in time for Bill of Rights Day, Congress has included in a massive war and weapons funding bill an authorization of presidents and the military to imprison you or anyone else without a trial or charge. . . forever.
Tell President Obama to veto the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.
The conference committee made changes to the bill to answer President Obama's concerns, not ours. The bill now leaves the president free to imprison or kill individuals without handing them over even to a military tribunal.
The White House calls this "flexibility." The authors of the Bill of Rights called it tyranny.
Demand that the President veto this outrageous bill, even though, unfortunately, Congress may have appeased the White House by making this provision even worse than it was.
If you know people who oppose trial-free permanent imprisonment, please forward this to them...to add to the 24,000 names on our petition.
If you know people who support trial-free permanent imprisonment, you’ve been spending too much time inside Washington, D.C.
Aimee, David, Sarah
and the RootsAction team
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