As gay marriage looms over Maryland and we’re all enjoying a fool’s paradise of imagined assimilation and social equality, a disastrous bill that destroyed our rights has already been signed INTO LAW the LAST day of 2011.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a law—abhorred by humanitarian groups such as Human Rights Watch and civil liberty organizations such as the ACLU—that strips Americans of the most basic Constitutional rights in the name of national defense.
In 1789, the 1st United States Congress drafted the oath to fulfill the constitutional requirement: “I [name] do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of the President of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability PRESERVE, PROTECT, and DEFEND the CONSTITUTION of the United States.” This is the FIRST THING a president says to be sworn in.
Yet President Barak Obama signed the NDAA into law on December 31, 2012.
Two four star generals, Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar, had Op-Ed pieces appear in the New York Times on December 12, showcasing the law’s treasonous provisions:
“One provision would authorize the military to INDEFINITELY DETAIN WITHOUT CHARGE people SUSPECTED of involvement with terrorism, including United States citizens apprehended on American soil. Due process would be a thing of the past.”
Excerpts from TenthAmendmentCenter.com also highlight a few of the most radical provisions:
WHEREAS, United States Senator Lindsey Graham declared in colloquy on the floor of the United States Senate that the United States homeland is now part of “the battlefield;”
WHEREAS, Policing the United States of America by the Armed Forces of the United States, as purportedly authorized by the 2012 NDAA, overturns the Posse Comitatus doctrine [intended to limit governments’ and law enforcement agencies’ use of federal military] and is repugnant to a free society;
WHEREAS, Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA as they purport to authorize, 1) detainment of persons captured within the United States of America without charge or trial, 2) military tribunals for persons captured within the United States of America, and 3) the transfer of persons captured within the United States of America to foreign jurisdictions, are violative of the following rights enshrined in the Constitution of the United States of America:
- Article I Section 9, Clause 2’s right to seek Writ of Habeas Corpus;
- The First Amendment’s right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances;
- The Fourth Amendment’s right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures;
- The Fifth Amendment’s right to be free from deprivation of life, liberty, or property, without Due Process of law;
- The Sixth Amendment’s right in criminal prosecutions to enjoy a speedy trial by an impartial jury in the State and District where the crime shall have been committed;
- The Sixth Amendment’s right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;
- The Eighth Amendment’s right to be free from excessive bail and fines, and cruel and unusual punishment;
Like him or not, the only presidential candidate opposing the NDAA, and running to restore our Constitution is Ron Paul. While you may not agree with his politics, he’ll leave personal choices as matters to be decided by INDIVIDUAL STATES, NOT the Federal Government.
The ugly truth IS: Until we restore the Constitution, we don’t HAVE the rights OR a country to argue the rest of these matters!