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Tag: National Defense Authorization Act


CONGRESS: Law skirts constitutional right

The Senate has passed a law that may deny us our supposedly irrevocable constitutional rights.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that gives the President the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial.

Of course, the law only applies to terrorists and those who substantially support them. Then again, as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky points out, “there are laws on the books now that characterize who might be a terrorist… someone who has guns… someone who has more than seven days of food in their house.” Good thing I don’t have seven days of food.


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