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Senate To Vote On Legislation That Allows U.S. Military to Detain Citizens Without Charge or Trial

I don't know about you, but this does not sound like a good idea. The first things that springs to mind is:

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is  gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.

, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.

Health Care mandate thrown out in appeals court

A judge ruled against the notion that the government can require someone to purchase insurance or be penalized.

The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but it unanimously reversed a lower court decision that threw out the entire law.

The legality of the individual mandate, a cornerstone of the healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Opponents have argued that without the mandate, which goes into effect in 2014, the entire law falls.

The law, adopted by Congress in 2010 after a bruising battle, is expected to be a major political issue in the 2012 elections as Obama seeks another term. All the major Republican presidential candidates have opposed it.

Obama has championed the individual mandate as a major accomplishment of his presidency and as a way to try to slow the soaring costs of healthcare while expanding coverage to the more than 30 million Americans without it.

The White House voiced confidence the law would be upheld. "We strongly disagree with this decision and we are confident it will not stand," Obama aide Stephanie Cutter said in a statement.

The Supreme Court will likely be the final decision maker since it was previously ruled to be Constitutional.

Declaration of Independence

For those who have never read, or heard, the Declaration.

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Happy 4th of July

Thank you to all who are serving or have served to keep our freedoms safe. Happy Independence Day!

Here are about our America's Independence Day.

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by Dr. Radut