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Bill Prohibiting Indefinite Detention in US Proposed By Two Lawmakers

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Rep. Adam Smith of Washington and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, both Democrats, say the bill would ensure due process rights under the Constitution.

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:40 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 5:44 am
Thank you.

JL A (281)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:25 am
Kudos to these two for showing the allegiance to their oaths of office and the constitution and providing the leadership that all of Congress should emulate if they honor their oaths and the constitution, too....

William K (308)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:56 am
This is a positive development.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:11 pm
even though the president promised not to grab Americans, Huffington Post reported.

So who believes a president's promise?

Ra Sc (8)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:24 pm
Getting back some of our Constitutional rights would be quite nice. And even if this President does do as he said and not use this power, it is too dangerous a power to leave in the hands of the office of the President and then expect it to never be abused.

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:44 pm
Noted, thanks Cal. Many influential persons other than the President of this country commit actions of ill-repute. Loop holes in the political & military games - and laws for their personal survival. Glad these persons, Representative and Senator, are showing some strength of intelligence with their leadership positions.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 4:07 pm
It's damn dangerous and it's dangerous to us.

They are afraid of us. You want to share a cell with me?

I'd rather that then our Mother Earth be destroyed.

Myron Scott (70)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:02 pm
Smith and Udall have been consistent on this. Like every proposed amendment and bill I've seen to address this problem, the sponsors have been Dem's or other non-Republicans, entirely or primarily. Like the economy, the GOP strategy is to make things as bad as possible and blame it on Obama and, therefore, Dem's generally. Too bad some progressives fall for that transparent bs.

Patricia E. G (54)
Friday March 9, 2012, 11:55 pm
Thank you Cal

R. G (12)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 3:40 am

Ruth P (10)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 3:45 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:11 am
indefinate detention is cruel and unconstitutional

Carmen S (611)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 11:46 am
thanks Cal

Megan S (1)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 3:19 pm
So how do we mobilse to support this? What is the most effecitve way to use checks and balances to overturn this non-sense!?!?!?!?

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:56 am
When the president signed the NDAA on New Year's eve, what barrel, if any, did the Republicans have him over? I seem to recall that there were several bills including the Keystone XL that the obstructionists were trying to force through. I am pleased that these 2 Democrats are pushing this but with the obstructionist Republicans holding sway in the House, I give it little or no chance, and the Senate is no better. Re-elect Mr Obama and give the House and Senate Democratic majorities and the bill will pass.
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