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Washington, DC – January 18, 2012 Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential contender Ron Paul, stood before the House of Representatives to introduce legislation to repeal section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act 2012, aka, the NDAA. This bill, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve 2011, authorizes, for the first time ever, the indefinite detention of American citizens. No habeas corpus, no due process, no lawyers, nada.
As seen on the Rachel Maddow Show in May 2009, President Obama gave a speech at the National Archives on developing a new policy of preventative detention, without trial, for people deemed as enemy combatants. Based on his speech, these are persons whom the president “suspected” “might” commit crimes against America “in the future.” These persons were to be held until the threat of commission of any such crimes no longer existed – meaning until death, 0r up to and including forever, whichever came first. Although the language in the NDAA describing the detention itself has been changed from “preventive” to “indefinite,” both contexts are equally disturbing and both clearly still apply.
See original article:
Moves Underway to Repeal NDAA’s Provision of Indefinite Detention