Friday, December 20, 2013

Carper and Coons make dead-of-night vote on NDAA

It's funny.  We can have long, protracted partisan arguments on the debt ceiling, and posturing by everyone, but when it comes to one of the largest and most suspect budget items Congress supervises--the NDAA and our $604 billion military budget--it gets done (literally) in the dark of night without debate or news coverage.

And, of course, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons voted yet again for an NDAA that continues the policy of allowing indefinite detention of US citizens.

There was a time when civil rights and civil liberties mattered in this country.

I can even remember it; I just can't make my kids believe it happened.

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