Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

We should recall anyone who Voted for the National Defense Authorization Act

Posted by M. C. on January 2, 2012

Below is my latest letter sent to the Erie Times News-I would surely like to see a recall movement in PA.

The Patriot Act has essentially repealed the 4th Amendment.  Now the Fifth Amendment which says we cannot incriminate ourselves, cannot be held without being charged or cannot be denied legal representation and that we have a guarantee of a speedy trial is toast.  This is due to the National Defense Authorization Act, sponsored by Senators McCain and Levin who never saw a war they did not like.  The President can declare anyone he sees fit as a supporter of terrorism, including US citizens in the US, and have them sent to prison indefinitely with no charges brought, no representation, no trial.  In the words of Ron Paul- The dangers in the NDAA are its alarmingly vague, undefined criteria for who can be indefinitely detained by the U.S. government without trial. It is now no longer limited to members of al-Qaeda or the Taliban but includes anyone accused of “substantially supporting” such groups or “associated forces.” How closely associated? And what constitutes “substantial” support? What if it was discovered that someone who committed a terrorist act was once involved with a charity? Or supported apolitical candidate? Are all donors to that charity or supporters of that candidate now suspect and subject to indefinite detainment? Is that charity now an associated force?… This is a very dangerous development indeed. Beware.

This letter is critical of the president’s anti-terrorism policy.  I could conceivably be declared a supporter of terrorism, be taken in the night by the DHS brownshirts to Guantanamo and never heard from again.  All perfectly “legal”.  Senators Toomey, Casey and Representative Kelly voted for this bill.  They have violated their primary responsibility of upholding the Constitution.  There is a movement in Montana to impeach those who voted for this bill.  We should do likewise.

2 Responses to “We should recall anyone who Voted for the National Defense Authorization Act”

  1. Mike Rowley said

    This is an end-run around the Constitution that they have always wanted. Oh you can have your freedoms, up to a point. Don’t ruffle our feathers or you’re going to the Gulag.You’re a suspected Militia member, well we’re going to have you picked up off of the street some day, never to be seen again. The Neo-Con war lovers will bend over trying to justify it. Oh my God we have to protect ourselves from Al CIA da who hate our freedoms, of which we no longer have. Welcome to the Corporate Zionist Bizarro World, where up is down and down is up.

    • Bush had it wrong, Al Quida doesn’t hate our freedoms, it just hate us! Like you say, without a doubt, the CIA, MIC, DHS hate our freedoms and hate anyone not belonging to the warparty. The real terrorists shouldn’t be hard for the government to find, just look in the mirror. If you hear of any recall movements (NDAA) especially in PA let us know.

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