Senators declare â€˜American Experiment' dead; move to new system of government DrugWarRant / Pete Guither / 11,27,2011 Senators apparently decide the U.S. Constitution, individual rights, and limits on government are â€œquaint conceptsâ€ in this post-911-opportunity world. ACLUThe Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president-and every future president - the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. [...] The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself. The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing. Unfortunately, this is attached to a must-pass Defense bill. Senators need to vote for an amendment to strip this passage from the bill. It's about the drug war; it's about the war on terror; it's about opportunistic authoritarians looking to seize power. We are in more danger from those who take away our rights in the name of security than we are from terrorists and drug lords. Write your Senator. Now. I posted the original article in the politics forum or you can read it at the ACLU link in this posting. And make no mistake,,the drug warriors will use this just as they have used every terrorist law passed since 9/1/1 to put more Americans in prison,,now they will be able to add political prisoners and dissidents to the prison system,,without a trial.