Secretary of Defense

NSA concerns, they're nothing compared to the NDAA, 2012 edition

4/9/14
from The Gray Area:

According to Wikipedia, The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a United States federal law specifying the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense. Each year's act also includes other provisions. The U.S. Congress oversees the defense budget primarily through two yearly bills: the National Defense Authorization Act and defense appropriations bills. The authorization bill determines the agencies responsible for defense, establishes funding levels, and sets the policies under which money will be spent.

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Pub.L. 112–81. This NDAA contains several controversial sections (see article), the chief being §§ 1021-1022, which affirm provisions authorizing the indefinite military detention of civilians, including U.S. citizens, without habeas corpus or due process, contained in the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Is there any circumstance where an American citizen can be held "indefinitely ... without habeas corpus or due process"? OF course not. It is one of the basic principals on which this country was founded. It is a major part of the Constitution in the Bill of Rights. So, how could this be passed through Congress?

The good news is that both the left & the right are concerned about this unconstitutional part of the NDAA. The bad news is this is already the law. Makes you wonder if it is directly or indirectly related to the NSA scandal. Be afraid, be very afraid. And, pay attention. This may only the tip of the iceberg.



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