Outside a home state office of Senator John McCain, a hand written protest sign read “NDAA = Death To Due Process”. Outside the office of U.S. Representative John Carter, the signs warned, “Carter Wants You In Prison”, and declared in red, white and blue designs, “NDAA – Take This Law And Shove It”, and “Remember Your Oath? We Do!”
Yesterday, there were hundreds of protests against the National Defense Authorization Act. These protests took place all across America, targeting members of Congress who voted in favor of the NDAA.
Organizers of the protest explained their actions by writing, “The objective of our demonstration is to have our congressmen repeal Section 1021 and 1022 which could lead to the indefinite military detention of Americans without due process… NDAA 2012 allows for Americans to be indefinitely detained by the military without access to an attorney or a trial by jury on orders of the executive branch. Amendments to exclude American citizens were rejected by the Obama administration and senate vote.”