How the NDAA Directly Threatens Average Americans, and How You Can Take Action Now

Amber Lyon

The NDAA turns the U.S. government into a dictatorship, the U.S. military into ‘secret police’

 

Journalists rarely take a vocal stand against legislation in order to remain objective, but sometimes new laws are such an egregious assault on our basic rights to democracy and freedom that we have a duty to speak up.

This is the case with the National Defense Authorization Act, a relatively new law that gives the U.S. military the power to detain anyone without trial indefinitely, further criminalizing dissent and investigative journalism in the United States.

  • What does the NDAA do? 

The NDAA Section 1021 gives the federal government the power to behave like dictators and arrest any American citizen, or anyone for that matter, without warrant and indefinitely detain them in offshore prisons without charge and keep them there until “the end of hostilities.”

The  American Civil Liberties Union, calls the law a…

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