Skip to comments.Senate Unanimously Passes 2013 NDAA; Power to Arrest Americans Remains
Posted on 12/06/2012 12:27:21 PM PST by lowbridge
Just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Senate did it again. By a vote of 98-0 (two senators abstained) lawmakers in the upper chamber approved the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Not a single senator objected to the passage once again of a law that purports to permit the president, supported by nothing more substantial than his own belief that the suspect poses a threat to national security, to deploy the U.S. military to arrest an American living in America.
As The New American reported, an amendment to the 2013 version of the defense spending bill passed by the Senate clarified the right to trial of citizens and permanent legal residents detained under the relevant sections of the revamped measure.
The amendment, known as the Feinstein-Lee Amendment, was cosponsored by Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). In an interview Tuesday with The New American, spokesmen for Lee and Paul admitted that the amendment did not go far enough in the defense of due process, but said it was a step in the right direction.
Colored by our experience with the due process amendment to the NDAA we offered in 2012, we knew that we would have nowhere near the number of votes needed to pass an amendment that guaranteed due process for all persons detained under the NDAA, explained Doug Stafford, chief of staff for Rand Paul.
Stafford and Rob Porter, general counsel for the office of Senator Lee, reiterated that they recognize that the Feinstein-Lee Amendment was not the ideal attack on the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. Senators Lee and Paul believe, the spokesmen assured The New American, that the full panoply of due process rights should apply to all persons, not just American citizens.
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While pulling into a parking lot a couple days ago, I saw a car with a “Texans for Obama” bumper sticker and had to stop myself from doing a Towanda! on it.
Kind of like the caesar in gladiator dulling the population with gladiator games and such, odd parity.
It should be called “Enemy of the State” legislation...........Totally unconstitutional..................
I understand completely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The death of Posse Comititus.
That was easy.
” - - - his own belief that the suspect poses a threat to national security, to deploy the U.S. military to arrest an American living in America. - - - “
The US Senate has just secured it’s place in History: They have approved the formal creation of The Obama Regime Gestapo, or ORG.
BTW, since Obama is the sole decision-maker, would it be more accurate to call it Obama’s ORG, or just the Obama Gestapo?
“You don’t get fat, lazy and ignorant people off their asses until it becomes too uncomfortable to stay fat, lazy and ignorant. “
Perhaps not even then. Look how long the Russian people supported the Communist Soviets. The German population supported Hitler to the end.
You MUST not use criminal law to fight a war, and you MUST not use the laws of war to fight crime! They are different!!
Did the passed bill include the amendment authorizing the internet sales tax?
The Republic has been gutted...Washington is nothing more than a sanctuary for traitors.
That’s why I said an organized resistance MIGHT rise.
Um, it's time to leave.
No, it's time to man up and fight.
It’s tough to drop this at BOzo’s feet when it passes 98-0. Last year the NDAA had to be passed New Year’s Eve when nobody was looking. Now apparently, the military being able to legally snatch American citizens off the street is the new normal.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
-- Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857
It’s not a democrat thing, it’s not a republican thing, it’s a tyranny thing, and we have it in spades.