Sunday, December 18, 2011

Law passes allowing the detention of American citizens without due process

Both houses of the United States Congress, the Senate, and House of Representatives passed legislation titled, “National Defense Authorization Act” – NDAA. This legislation will allow the military to detain indefinitely citizens of these here United States of America suspected of terroristic activities on American soil. Thus abridging the Constitutional right of due process.

In the Senate: SB 1867 passed 97 to 7.

In the House of Representatives: HR 1540 passed 283 – 136

Both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of this infraction signed by President Barack Obama (Democrat).

An article appeared in The Dallas Morning News DMN headlined “Defense bill passes despite debate over detainee handling.” Reprinted from the McClatchy Newspapers, hidden on page seven. That is because there is a Democrat in The White House, President Obama. Had it been President Bush (Republican) it would have been front page news.

When the Congress passed the Patriot Act in October, 2001, the liberals, news media, Democrats, pervert thespians in Hollywood, and the hate-America crowd in academia all screamed and belly-ached it was unconstitutional and deprived Americans of basic and protected Constitutional rights.

How come these groups are virtually silent today with the signing of the NDAA, abridging due process in the USA?

The 5th and 6th Amendments to the United States Constitution were trampled upon:

Sixth Amendment:

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence,"

Fifth Amendment:

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

A clear case of incrementalism, today it is those suspected of terrorism, tomorrow who knows who will be next. Can anyone say “martial law?”

Related news articles:

No comments: