Group Says Defense Act Exploits Fear Of TerrorismSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:14
By Adrian Black
Organized opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 is rolling into Lane County. People Against the NDAA (PANDA) question the act’s authority to undermine basic rights in cases of suspected terrorism, with two subsections in the 2012 NDAA allowing for indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens without trial. The law affirms the 9/11-era Authorization for Use of Military Force that granted the president enhanced powers against suspected terrorists until the “end of hostilities” in the “War on Terror.”
PANDA will hold town hall meetings with presentations by founder Dan Johnson in Springfield and North Bend next week.