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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  • kenny1801

    BUCK OFAMA!!!...Come and get me, you SOB!!!

  • wolfd

    Ohbummer is just another pawn..... All of these so called presidents since William McKinley have stepped all over our rights... especially Reagan....War is their vehicle in which billions are made for the banks they work for....Terror is the word that defines cohesion for the masses.... Events are propagated by terror to move an agenda.... And your liberties are a farce, for you are only free enough to pay for it all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NINJA10R KLR650

    The ignorant beggars don't care about this. Why should they. They've sold their souls for meager pittance ripped from our wallets.

    This is exactly, precisely why we have the Second Amendment and NO FIREARMS SHOULD BE HANDED IN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!

  • Gizmo

    The continuing of absurdity in which there is no law, no truth but what the "BMOG" says is true or law....

  • wobeenk

    from the start of this illegal in the oval office, I was telling people that if re elected, we will never have another presidental election. Seems this is coming closer and closer to what I said. How the hell could he have "LEGALLY" been re elected. Now more than ever, " GOD HELP US ALL "

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Deming/100001302481307 Lynda Deming

      The answer to your question is that he WAS NOT "legally" re-elected. Then again, he wasn't "legally" elected in the first place.

  • Anadara

    When the government comes knocking in the night, don't expect to be seen again.

  • sunshinegirl

    Yes, they can do this to WE THE PEOPLE who are Americans and most are law abiding citizens? But, we nor our Military can do anything to insult the Muslim's. They can and do say anything they want about and to us, but we had better hold our tongue. Look at the Muslim guy at Fort Hood that shot all those AMERICAN SOLDIERS, and nothing has happened to him yet as well as the the Gitmo Terroists. They seem to do whatever they want but we are prisoners in our own country. I've done the math Mr. Clinton and 2+2 doesn't seem to come out 4. There is something wrong with this picture. Mr Obama isn't even a citizen and has never shown any requested documents and yet he is running this Country by guess and by golly. Then you wonder why the American People buck what you guys want to put into action. Guns DON'T kill...PEOPLE KILL. The only ones that will ever get their hands on guns is the criminal....that's what has happened with everyone of these massacures.
    These babies that are so called legally aborted never get to the point of a small child going to school. So who needs to be locked up and the key thrown away Mr. President? I don't think that Autistic boy did the killing of those children. His shotgun was still in the car and the children were shot coincidently by a high powered gun. Something smells rotten in Denmark. Who is responsible for all these deaths?

  • freedomforall

    It is time to impeach this dictator and all members of Congress. I hope and pray that the day for our civil war or revolution will happen soon. The federal government does NOT defend The Constitution.

  • mike h

    I have read the comments and really don't have much to say other than agree.
    Obama is a would be Hitler and needs to be stopped in his tracks along with
    the rest of the idiots in washington. The bankers are controlling this situation
    and eliminating all bankers, especially the FED is the first step back to
    freedom. I hope we are sucessful, I hate to see the USA fail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.taylor.12720100 Joseph Taylor

    He's taking the exact same path as Hitler did right before he took total control of Germany. Soon after taking control those that DARED to speak out against him would just simpley disapear NEVER to be heard from again, thats where the INDEFINITE part comes in, they CAN'T send you home after violating your rights over nothing, they can't have freed people talk of the horror our own government puts innosent people through. If you think our government is ANY better than any other, your wrong, our government kills people at a whem, who is going to say ANYTHING? Hell this demon from hell is destroying our country and our freedoms and they protect his ass like the pope! I guess we'll wake up when he packed you all into FEMA camps huh? My guestion is, how does he keep his job of upholding our Constitution when he's signing orders to violate our Constatutional rights? This should be enough not even counting the 10 other times he's proved to undermind our Federal Laws! We're SO stupid for allowing this FRAUD to do what he's doing to our country. This is exactally why our founding fathers said no one that not a natural born citizen should NEVER hold the office of our president and look what you all went and did! That very thing that will bring our nation down. WE'RE A NATION OF STUPID FREELOADERS!

  • Karen

    I can't believe what this president is doing to our country. Isn't there anything we can do? I am seriously considering moving to another country.

  • Suescritters

    What the same !;-! Is going on in this country that this could happen here of all places? Down right frightening how fast we are losing our rights.

  • Lew

    THIS BILL is TREASON!

  • oleinwi

    All at the same time the most mentally challenged VP in history is working on "gun control" measures. You better keep stocking up on the BBT's fellow Patriots (Bibles, Bullets and Tuna).

  • allosaur

    USA = an Obamanation with a majority of airheads

  • jvb1980808

    People are asleep...purposely asleep and by the time they decide to join in we're going to be fighting another civil war just get our country back from Obama and the rest of the America-Hating liberals. Well done.

  • kbcab

    Hitler did this , so I guess Obama can too , wake up people , it's coming if you don't push to impeach this lying muslim...

  • DouglasDauntless

    Obama and Biden will sign this bill which is unconstitutional, but we can thank Traitors like John McCain and Feinstein for coming up with this communist idea, in fact all the Traitor Senators who voted for it, again Presidents and Vice Presidents and Senators and Congressmen with the help of the Supreme court working against we the people, but they will protect the Criminals from every walk of life, but not we the real people who fight for this Country. And are working for themselves for the power to control us and destroy us! Buy an AR15 and the ammo to go with it, where is a real freedom loving person to lead us in thsi coming fight for our Freedom.

  • junkmailbin

    all those weapons rounds and the ability to arrest anyone you want and detain they forever. This is bad very bad. anyone who speaks up will be arrested for life.
    The farm has been sold

  • 75andkickin

    One more step toward his total dictatorship. Every time he signs something into law, it puts us even further under his thumb. He won't stop until our Constitution is completely destroyed and he declares himself master of us all. Then, look out.