Defense act is troubling

In any direction one looks, there is only corruption. As I have previously written, the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law Dec. 31. It contained 919 pages that mostly dealt with the cost of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.


Unknown to the American people, sections 1021 and 1022 were sandwiched in the pages. It was written by our illustrious U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. What it said was: Upon order from the president, one could be arrested by the military without a warrant, held indefinitely without a trial, in an unknown prison.

When I approached U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, he said the reason for his signing off on the law was that “I was told that it did not pertain to the American people.” I was shocked. In other words, he did not read the bill before signing it. He accepted someone else’s word for it.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled that it was unconstitutional. She said, “The vagueness of Section 1021 does not allow the average citizen, or even the government itself, to understand with the type of definitiveness to which our citizens are entitled or what conduct comes within its scope.” The state of Virginia voted to reject Section 1021 of the NDAA.

On the state level, let me encourage you to call your state senator to sign on to Bill S1184, which would nullify the sections of the NDAA which authorize indefinite detention.

On the national level, we can support Ron Paul’s bill, House Resolution 3785, that would do the same.

Please do not believe anything that I have written or said unless you verify it. A good site for understanding this issue is the Tenth Amendment Center.

For us military and law enforcement, present and past, we took an oath to defend the Constitution, not our corrupt leaders.



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Anger, laced with understanding

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For ‘the least of these’