Sunday, December 03, 2006
Military Commissions Act of 2006: Tyrannical and Un-American
The more you look at the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the more freaked out you get.
Under this act, anyone, citizen or alien, may be detained if found to be an "enemy combatant" by the executive branch. And under the MCA's incredibly broad "offering material support" provisions, an individual that donates to charity (or perhaps offers web links?) to an entity or organization the administration deems a terrorist organization faces designation as an enemy combatant.
And, oh yeah, the MCA has no sunset provision. It'll be around forever unless we work to repeal it. Write your representatives in the new Congress and urge them to repeal the dangerous and utterly un-American MCA. Urge them to support the legislation introduced by the good senator from my home state, Christopher Dodd, that would help to repeal dangerous elements of the MCA. (Go ahead and take a wild guess at the "independent" Lieberman's position on the MCA.)