To the editor:
Recently, President Obama reauthorized the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012. Sections 1021 and 1022 of this bill allow for the indefinite detention of people the government suspects are involved in terrorism. This includes U.S. citizens detained on American soil.
Obama has stated that he has “serious reservations” about these provisions. I am glad that he feels good intentions are enough. However, someone who genuinely valued freedom would not compromise on such a basic tenet of liberty. They would not hesitate to choose principle over political expediency. It is becoming virtually impossible to distinguish our current president from his predecessor.