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H.R.1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 31, 2011 Became Public Law No: 112-81.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 15, 2011, with a roll call of 86 ayes, 13 nays, and 1 not voting.

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  • 3% of users support H.R.1540

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  • H.R.1540 has been viewed 188,236 times

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 06, 2012, by shortlittlerebel - When the press is in the pockets of the Progressives, it doesn't cover these kinds of bills. Most people have NO IDEA it was introduced, let alone passed. I didn't know it had passed until today! The bastards did it New Year's Eve! I am so disgused that I want to puke!

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      As noted by shortlittlerebel, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 06, 2012, "When the press is in the pockets of the Progressives, it doesn't cover these kinds of bills. Most people have NO IDEA it was introduced, let alone passed. I didn't know it had passed until today! The bastards did it New Year's Eve! I am so disgused that I want to puke!"
    • On January 16, 2012, by mgdesmond13 - The indefinite detention clause in this bill is an act of pure treason against our constitution in attempt to gain a tyrannical power of the people of the United States. Those who passed this bill should be charged.

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      As noted by mgdesmond13, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 16, 2012, "The indefinite detention clause in this bill is an act of pure treason against our constitution in attempt to gain a tyrannical power of the people of the United States. Those who passed this bill should be charged."
    • On January 03, 2012, by spatel1975 - As our founding father Ben Franklin said "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." We are citizens and have the right to due process. It's an embarrassment that there isn't more of an uproar.

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      As noted by spatel1975, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 03, 2012, "As our founding father Ben Franklin said "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." We are citizens and have the right to due process. It's an embarrassment that there isn't more of an uproar. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The Greatest Legislative Attack on Freedom in 150 Years - July 29, 2012 by DTV Admin - H.R. 1540, National Defense Authorization Act – Allows anyone who commits an undefined “belligerent act” to be imprisoned without trial indefinitely. H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – Allows ...

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      As noted by DTV Admin on July 29, 2012, "H.R. 1540, National Defense Authorization Act – Allows anyone who commits an undefined “belligerent act” to be imprisoned without trial indefinitely. H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – Allows ..." (/url?q=http://www.decidingthevote.com/the-greatest-legislative-attack-on-freedom-in-150-years/&sa=U&ei=S2kXUK7KMIO69QTU_oHYAg&ved=0CCwQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNFpSSiEg9sHrk8n0jTVDAPdR1TdAw)
    • The Greatest Legislative Attack on Freedom in 150 Years - July 29, 2012 by DTV Admin - H.R. 1540, National Defense Authorization Act – Allows anyone who commits an undefined “belligerent act” to be imprisoned without trial indefinitely. H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – Allows ...

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      As noted by DTV Admin on July 29, 2012, "H.R. 1540, National Defense Authorization Act – Allows anyone who commits an undefined “belligerent act” to be imprisoned without trial indefinitely. H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – Allows ..." (/url?q=http://www.decidingthevote.com/the-greatest-legislative-attack-on-freedom-in-150-years/&sa=U&ei=qRUXUOGAHYui8ATKtIHIDA&ved=0CCwQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNFAtns0jqL0dumssx2JF6jF3hELVQ)
    • The Greatest Legislative Attack on Freedom in 150 Years - July 29, 2012 by DTV Admin - H.R. 1540, National Defense Authorization Act – Allows anyone who commits an undefined “belligerent act” to be imprisoned without trial indefinitely. H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – Allows ...

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      As noted by DTV Admin on July 29, 2012, "H.R. 1540, National Defense Authorization Act – Allows anyone who commits an undefined “belligerent act” to be imprisoned without trial indefinitely. H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – Allows ..." (/url?q=http://www.decidingthevote.com/the-greatest-legislative-attack-on-freedom-in-150-years/&sa=U&ei=xr8WUI7cLsji0QHL-ICYCA&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGkTeWtkFG-IcqwUNuKlQ2ipsmMAg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • AMERICANS PLAN NATIONWIDE PROTEST OF NDAA ACT - July 10, 2012 by Belief.Net - Citizens will gather outside congressional offices (including in their home districts) Feb. 3rd from noon to 7 p.m. to protest NDAA 2012 (H.R. 1540), the controversial National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.  Many Americans ...

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      As noted by Belief.Net on July 10, 2012, "Citizens will gather outside congressional offices (including in their home districts) Feb. 3rd from noon to 7 p.m. to protest NDAA 2012 (H.R. 1540), the controversial National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.  Many Americans ..." (http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=11644)
    • MAIN POINTS OF A POSSIBLE AGREED FRAMEWORK BETWEEN IRAN, CHINA, FRANCE, GERMANY, RUSSIA, THE UK AND THE US - June 18, 2012 by CASMII - [3] The sanctions that are referred to include, among others, the US Public Law n. 112-081 of Dec 31st  2011 (H.R 1540) and the E.U. Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP ( January 23rd, 2012 ) and E.U. Council regulations no 267/2012 of March, 23rd, 2012.

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      As noted by CASMII on June 18, 2012, "[3] The sanctions that are referred to include, among others, the US Public Law n. 112-081 of Dec 31st  2011 (H.R 1540) and the E.U. Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP ( January 23rd, 2012 ) and E.U. Council regulations no 267/2012 of March, 23rd, 2012." (http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/index.php?q=node/12664)
    • Army Chaplain Performs First-Ever Military Same-Sex Lesbian Nuptial Ceremony in Chapel at Fort Polk in La. - June 09, 2012 by Belief.Net - “Congressman Akin has led the efforts to protect traditional marriage on military bases. In 2011, Congressman Akin offered an amendment to H.R. 1540 which was stripped by the Senate. In May 2012, Akin offered an amendment to the National ...

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      As noted by Belief.Net on June 09, 2012, "“Congressman Akin has led the efforts to protect traditional marriage on military bases. In 2011, Congressman Akin offered an amendment to H.R. 1540 which was stripped by the Senate. In May 2012, Akin offered an amendment to the National ..." (http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/2012/06/army-chaplain-performs-first-ever-military-same-sex-lesbian-nuptial-ceremony-in-chapel-at-fort-polk-in-la.html)
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