Do you think the US Gov. should be able to detain US citizens indefinitely w/o trial?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Hieveryone, Jun 20, 2014.


Do you think the US Gov. should be able to detain US citizens indefinitely w/o trial?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009
    I don't see the significance of "US citizens". I don't think the US government (or any government) should have the right to detain anyone indefinitely without trial. Furthermore I don't think anyone should be held for an unreasonably long time pending trial, whilst admittedly rare, you hear of people waiting over a year for a trial - completely unacceptable.
  3. jkcerda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2013
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    no way, Obama is in charge, he would NEVER support something like that , only the "GOP" is like that.
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. No government should be allowed/have the right to hold people indefinitely without a trial.
  5. Happybunny macrumors 68000

    Sep 9, 2010
    I agree it's what sets the civilised nations of the first world who regard human right as an important aspect of being a nation.
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Pub.L. 112–81. This NDAA contains several controversial sections (see article), the chief being §§ 1021-1022, which affirm provisions authorizing the indefinite military detention of civilians, including U.S. citizens, without habeas corpus or due process, contained in the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Pub.L. 107–40.[6]

    Signed by President Barack Hussein Obama II.

    So the constitutional law professor president seems to have missed this thing:

    So how is the prospect of indefinite detention of American citizens legal by any standard.
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Holy you know what! I was thinking the EXACT same thing!

    If it already says you can't do that, then how can they pass a law that says you can and then now you's like what the fuzz?!


    You have a great point. This applies to all people of all countries. I just don't think it's humane to lock someone up forever only to torture and abuse them daily. Why not just kill them? They'd probably be happier dead if that's their fate for the rest of their lives.
  8. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2013
    DC operates under a completely different set of laws. I literally mean a different constitution altogether.

    How long will it take people to realize that the government DOES NOT CARE about the people?

    There is no left or right. There is us vs them.
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    5 years ago you'd be called a paranoid conspiracy theorist, but now based on everything we've learned the last several years, I'd say that you could very well be right! :mad:
  10. zin macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2010
    United Kingdom
    If they are so convinced these people would commit crimes upon release then the evidence must be overwhelming. Why doesn't the Government charge them and take them to court?
  11. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    That's the big question people are asking.

    If they are so convincingly bad, then there should be no problem getting them in jail through our justice system!

    You're spot on!

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