Indefinite Military Detention Of US Citizens To Be Signed Into Law By Obama


We've been trying to keep you aware of what has been taking place with the talks concerning the 2013 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We've covered the Feinstein amendment, which effectively did nothing, except to empower Congress to authorize the military at their whim to violate people's 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment rights. But now the talks are all done and the legislation is headed for Barack Obama's desk to be signed into law soon, just as it was nearly one year ago today, including provision to use the military to indefinitely detain US citizens.

Previously, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) voted for the Feinstein amendment to the NDAA. But then there came the hashing out of language in the bill and Paul blasted Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for stripping away the amendment.

“We had protection in this bill. We passed an amendment that specifically said if you were an American citizen or here legally in the country, you would get a trial by jury,” Paul said. “It’s been removed because they want the ability to hold American citizens without trial in our country. This is so fundamentally wrong and goes against everything we stand for as a country that it can’t go unnoticed.”

The problem with Paul's assertion is that there was no protection for anyone, whether they are a citizen of the US, a permanent resident or a visitor. Rights that are supposed to be protected under the Constitution be damned! Neither the NDAA, nor the amendment proposed protected one person who is on American Soil.

Paul called the NDAA an "abomination." It is that, but so was the Feinstein amendment and even more so because it was deceptive at its core.

The Senate easily passed NDAA 2013 by a vote of 81-14. The next stop is Obama's desk.

UPDATE: People are asking when the House passed NDAA for fiscal year 2013. The links have been provided. This one comes from the one at the end of the article, "Obama's desk." Here's the screenshot. They passed it first in May and then the final passage took place one day before the Senate passed it; December 20.

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UPDATE: Additionally some have asked for the language in the bill. Here is section 1033, which I provided a link to in the article. You can also read my comments and others on the article I wrote concerning this amendment and how it uses language to appear that it does not give authority to indefinitely detain citizens, while at the same time it gives power to Congress authorizes it. Congress gave their authorization (unconstitutional as it was) last year in Section 1023 of the 2012 NDAA.

SEC. 1033. PROHIBITION ON THE INDEFINITE DETENTION OF CITIZENS AND LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS.

Section 4001 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and

(2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

‘(b)(1) An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention.

In the end Congress voted to remove the Feinstein Amendment.

UPDATE: Ben Swann has just released a video explaining the amendment.

UPDATE: Here's Part Two of Ben Swann's video explaining Section 1029 of the 2013 NDAA.

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    Great post.I am surfing for something like this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.jason.77 Rick Jason

    Insider intel just recvd.: Martial law within next 60-90 days probably due to 2nd. amend. issues/weapons confiscation. Americans must resist at all levels.

    Patriots plan for resisting the Globalist agenda:
    Develop Secure Community Co-ops (Interactive Neighborhood Watch on steroids). Groups should be from about 5 to 15 people in the same general area, neighborhood. All members should be conservative/responsible adults.
    Members should work at fortifying local, county and state govts. as well as joining Shrf. Reserve Forces (as long as the shrf. is an oathkeeper), Constitutional Sheriffs Assoc./ USCDA, State Militias, Constitutional Militias, etc. Also, should be involved in TP, 9-12, John Birch Soc., etc.
    SCC's should have a liason with other like-minded grps. in order to give/obtain support when needed.
    The states should and hopefully will be the first line of defense against an overreaching tyrannical govt.(Don't count on it if you are living in a Blue State) Next, it would fall on the counties and local communities, working in concert with the various State Militia units, Co. Shrfs' Depts., Constitutional and SCC elements. After that, if needed, Bug Out procedures should be implemented. Hopefully, to safe areas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.klinedinst Daryl Klinedinst

    THESE ASS HOLES ARE INSANE!

  • MARYANN33

    I hate having a criminal in the office of our president. Look what happened while America slept and played and paid no attention to the demise of their country...Some may never get it. The Republicans need to start shouting the truth and fight fire with fire...Please no more playing NICE...It is time for war and let the Republicans go after Obama in a big way.

  • rkz777

    They are on the move, all the necessary writing is on the books so they can say - see the law is right here and because you don't believe in our socialist-communist program you are now under arrest as an American, U.S.Constitution believing dog. What rights, you have no rights, as they slam the door shut on the temporary cell door just before you're brought into that closed tight building with large gas pipes entering it. Don't laugh, they have set in motion many things, most of which no one in their Christian minds could comprehend. If you don't believe, standby for the train ride to the country.

  • denis b

    Bottom Line for most of those gun control freaks is tha nobody but me can have guns..Just remember Hanoi Jane and her beau Haydn..Heavily into gun control but they managed to scare off an intruder with a gun.....Socialist hypocracy..Thats all Folks!

  • Johnboy

    I wouldn't necessarily say permanent deteintion is a bad thing. Lokk at America's prison systems: the BEST Hilton Hotel system in the world! Free medical, free dental, free college education, free everything. Going to get thrown into one of those prisons? Hurt me!

  • rkz777

    Go with GOD, all of you.

  • rkz777

    Get your thoughts together, they're not going to be placed in any prison, you are! There are only a few of them and many of you, this country belongs to the people not the thugs in washington. But if you plowed the field and planted the seeds, then reap what you have sowed. You have a choice now, just as you do when the weeds show up in the field, what do you do then?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724913011 Jay Sanders

    Indefinite detention will NOT happen to me and/or anyone I choose to protect.
    If they try, they can and will have a fierce fight on their hand.
    When I am in self-defense mode, I will use any and all means to defend.
    So let that be a warning to any and all that threatens me, and/or anyone
    I am responsible for and/or choose to protect.
    You cannot and will not stop me, you cannot and will not win...
    You can and will lose. No matter what you do. That is final, period!!
    I have God on my side, and all things are possible thru him.
    So I have no fear, no worries, and all the strength and more that I need.
    Good day, good night, God bless America.