To the editor,

An active group of young folks have joined a national organization called PANDA, people against the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the president with the power to declare anyone a terrorist and to imprison them indefinitely, allowing no contact with anyone.

PANDA has appeared before the Council with the request that they repudiate this law because it eliminates the requirement to require a hearing before anyone can be prosecuted. Without that provision, our system is no better than the Gestapo of the Second World War.

I trust this will be a no-brainer for the City Council when it comes up again at subsequent meetings.

Dr. Bob Johnson

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