Military Detention Bill Passes

It’s with a hanging heart that I say my views on the Second Amendment have been changing in the past few weeks.  The usual arguments for it don’t sound nearly as outlandish as they once did.

“The paradigm of the war on terror has advanced so far in peoples minds that this has to appear more normal than it actually is,” Malinowski said. “It wasnt asked for by any of the agencies on the frontlines in the fight against terrorism in the United States. It breaks with over 200 years of tradition in America against using the military in domestic affairs.”

Elements of the law are so legally confusing, as well as being constitutionally questionable, that any detentions are almost certain to be challenged all the way to the supreme court. Malinowski said “vague language” was deliberately included in the bill in order to get it passed. “The very lack of clarity is itself a problem. If people are confused about what it means, if people disagree about what it means, that in and of itself makes it bad law,” he said.

via The Guardian.

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