PANDA (People Against the NDAA) is the largest organization in the United States combating indefinite detention without charge or trial. It was founded on January 29th, 2012 to combat one of the most dangerous laws ever passed. The 2012 NationalDefense Authorization Act, or NDAA. This law authorized the indefinite detention of any person around the world, including American citizens, without a charge and without a trial. Americans can be put in military prison under the NDAA!
PANDA started in Bowling Green, Ohio, by Daniel Johnson and has since expanded to influence hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. It has been covered by WND, the Tenth Amendment Center, Activist Post, Interoccupy, Western Journalism and many other videos, radio shows and articles. PANDA has networked with over 100 liberty organizations and several alternative news sources.
The Mission is to nonviolently block, strike down, repeal, stop, void and fight the indefinite detention provisions, Sections 1021 and 1022, of the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2012, to fight for American civil liberties, to combat laws restricting liberty in the interest of National Security, to support current government officials that are doing so and to engage a younger generation in the politics of the United States so this cannot happen again.
Inform the Public
Inform the public of the dangers the NDAA poses, and how it threatens the very fabric of the U.S Constitution
Stop the un-Constitutional NDAA
Bring basic liberties of due process, trial by jury and right to a lawyer back into U.S. law by blocking the 2012 NDAA.
Increase Political Participation
When Americans are watching what happens in Washington, bureaucrats can’t slip something like the 2012 NDAA under the rug.“This measure has a chilling impact on First Amendment Rights,” states Federal District Judge Katherine Forrest according to a flyer being distributed by the New Citizens’ Initiative to repeal the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
People Against the NDAA (PandaUNITE.org) is gearing up for a nationwide fight in 2013 to nullify this very controversial act that uses national security as window dressing to take away six freedoms guaranteed to all citizens in our Constitution’s Bill of Rights! PANDA warns that the following six Bill of Rights amendments are being violated: First Amendment: FREE SPEECH; Second Amendment: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS: Fourth Amendment: UNLAWFUL SEARCH AND SEIZURE; Fifth Amendment: DUE PROCESS; Sixth Amendment SPEEDY AND PUBLIC TRIAL; Eighth Amendment: CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT!
Aims of the citizens’ initiative are threefold: Nonviolent nullification or repeal of the indefinite detention sections of the NDAA; an end to laws that trade our liberty for “National Security” and engaging a younger generation in American politics so this can NEVER happen again!
At a recent informational meeting held in Florida, speakers detailed lost freedoms which include no longer being permitted to speak out against the federal government; the discussion of anything which may be deemed an “extreme view;” speaking in favor of what some NDAA advocates call our national symbols and “unacceptable” attire or language at protest gatherings. Remember the seven Hutaree militia members in Michigan who were arrested and charged. Even though they eventually were acquitted, the trial sent a chill through left and right wing circles across America
Under the vague provisions of NDAA 2012 and 2013 the President could accuse anyone of being a (belligerent) e.g. (directly aligned with militants or supporting hostilities against the United Stated or one of its allies (by mere political or other association); any activity, statement, writing or communication to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans. Writers, journalists, Americans that disagree with or question U.S. Government or its allies—may under NDAA be subject to arrest and indefinite detention. Hitler used similar laws to intimidate and shut down the press when it opposed the Nazis. Is this where Obama is going
The annual National Defense Authorization Acts signed by Obama are indeed a disgrace and the upcoming 2013 version promises to be no better as an amendment which would have limited Obama’s powers of unconstitutional incarceration was defeated in the House. It appears that the continued liberty of the American people will depend upon the courage of individual state legislators and governors.
Under the NDAA one may be arrested and indefinitely detained if the president merely alleges that you are a threat or “terrorist. You no longer have the right to legal representation and are not entitled to a phone call to an attorney or family member, You can be held for life without being convicted of a crime – an amendment that would have explicitly forbidden indefinite detention was rejected. You no longer have the right to a trial by jury of your peers. You can be executed without being convicted of a crime
“Wake up America; we’re losing our rights and they’re doing it behind Americans’ back…freedoms are being slowly taken away…and they’re doing it with deception and disrespect to all that served. It’s a disgrace!