Thursday, December 20, 2012

NDAA Vote TODAY

I wrote my Representative and Senators today to vote NO on the NDAA.
Repeal the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (Sections 1021 & 1022).

It has come to my attention that the conference committee led by Senator McCain has stripped the Feinstein-Lee amendment supported by Rand Paul in the Senate, and passed in the Senate.

Because there is doubt about the ability of the military to exclude people on OUR SOIL from the rights to due process, you must vote NO today on the NDAA.

The NDAA, coupled with the AUMF have created the ability for the President, or the Military to arbitrarily decide that someone is a threat, and kidnap them.

This is the United States of America! No level of Government should ever behave in this manner. I am outraged that anyone would ever demand that "other people" give up these most basic rights in the name of National Security. If you're not careful, some future President may just take it upon themselves to declare members of the Senate that oppose the regime to be "enemies of the state" and kidnap you.

Vote NO on passage of the NDAA until it has solid, clear protections against military kidnapping, indefinite detainment, and any other attack on the rights of an individual to due process, no matter what the accusation is, or who it is made by. All human beings on our soil are afforded the right to due process. We are not Soviet Russia, or Communist China, we are the FREE and Prosperous United States of America, and we do NOT lock people up solely on the word of someone in power.

I will be watching how you vote on this. This is a litmus test. A YES vote on this measure today will prevent me from supporting you in any endeavor, no matter what measures you may take to explain your vote, or attempt to make up for it in the future. You MUST vote NO today.

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