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Hartmann: Democrats & Republicans ONLY agree on subverting the Constitution

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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2011

The Senate is set to pass a controversial piece of legislation that will forever change the America as we know it. It looks like the ONLY thing Democrats and Republicans on the Hill can agree on is ways to subvert the Constitution. If there is still any doubt left on whether or not our nation is rapidly turning into a police state - the Senate plans to squash it in the next few days. This week - the Senate plans to give the President more powers to detain people without any charges or trial. A vote is expected this week on the Defense Authorization bill - that includes a provision allowing the military to capture civilians anywhere in the world - including U.S. citizens right here at home - and detain them indefinitely if they're suspected of being a terrorist. As in, if somebody in the Administration decides you're affiliated with Al Queda - for whatever reason, something you said, maybe? - then they can arrest you and keep you in prison for the rest of your life without you ever seeing a lawyer, judge, or jury. Until the day you die. And the bill - and that provision - are expected to pass - despite the fact that the President hinted that he may veto it. Today - one Senator - Mark Udall from Colorado - attempted to strip out the global battlefield, indefinite detention provision - but his amendment was defeated. So here we are now...on the road to torching our Constitution...

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