These last few years,,well actually since 9/11 happened, I have been wondering myself if America can be considered the "land of the free" anymore. We have reduced civil liberties in the name of an expanded security state. The NDAA is a terrific example. This bill allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens. The Obama Admin has the right to order the killing of any citizen considered a terrorist or an accessory of terrorism. The president now decides whether a person will receive a trial in the federal courts or in a military tribunal, a system that has been ridiculed around the world for lacking basic due process protections. Bush did so during his term, and Obama is doing it now. The president now can order warrant-less surveillance, including a new capability to force companies and organizations to turn over information on citizens’ finances, communications and associations.
at 8:09 PM on Mar. 27, 2013