This nightmare is right out of the movie, Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise. http://www.independent.org/blog/?p=5258 If the link doesn't work, go to www.independent.org/blog and do a search for: McCain-Lieberman Bill Flirts with Totalitarianism.
These pathetic, anti-Constitution, national politicians are proposing that the U.S. military be able to detain U.S. citizens without trial (and indefinitely) in the USA for suspected activity. This goes right along with King Obama's idea for "extended detention". No habeas corpus, no lawyer, no trial, no due process, and all based on suspicion...not proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
It's unclear to me exactly what it will take to wake up the American people. If this legislative bill doesn't do it, I fear nothing will. Many (perhaps most) of our elected representatives apparently feel that all they have to do is utter the word "terror", or "terrorist", or "terrorism" and they then have the right to ignore the U.S. Constitution. It's incredible.
Please help send a message this Fall: vote these Fascist types out of office (and that includes Obama in 2012). If bills like this are ever passed, almost anyone could be considered an "enemy of the State" and held indefinitely without trial. What if you say something "suspicious", or buy the "wrong" book, or a genuine terrorist misdials your phone number? What if your neighbor has a grudge, or simply doesn't like you, and then manufactures "suspicious activity" on your part?
I think "...Flirts with Totalitarianism" is a gross understatement. Each of us is a sovereign individual with unalienable rights (and responsibilities). Our Government is not going to protect that status, even though that is its function. It is up to us.