President Obama: Veto Indefinite Detention

As I write this, the Defense Authorization bill is on its way to President Obama's desk. The bill contains dangerous, sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provisions.

Leading members of Congress have already indicated that they believe that these provisions could be used by this and any future president to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial — even American citizens and others picked up within the borders of the United States.

According to reports, the President's advisors are recommending that he not veto this legislation despite earlier promises to do so. We need to tell the President to listen to the American people.

There are moments in America when our freedoms depend on the willingness of a President to act firmly and decisively to sustain our fundamental values; moments that decide the course our nation takes for years to come.

This is one of those moments. Tell President Obama you’re counting on him to veto indefinite detention and uphold the freedoms and values America was built on.

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Sean Heeger

I see all kinds of opprotunites for the abuse of this law.


Mr. President, PLEASE veto this bill. I will not vote for you again if you don't.


veto indefinate detention!


veto indefinite detention



Where do my blog comments go?

I don't see them published.

Do you censor them?

Marjorie Goodin

DO NOT SIGN this bill, we are already
disappointed in key compromises on life quality issues.


President Obama --- I'm counting on you to veto indefinite detention and uphold the freedoms and values America was built on.


So I'm assuming the ACLU is going to take this bill to court, right?

ACLU + SCOTUS = our last hope


Please veto indefinite detention and uphold the freedom and values America was built on

Mark Herzig

Mr President: Veto this bill. It is an affront to the principles of our republic.


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