and signed into law by Barack Obama, contains language that has raised substantial
Constitutional questions by civil libertarians on both the political right and on the political left.
The bulk of the lengthy legislation deals with the routine authorization for military spending by
the Pentagon, including items such as military pay, veterans’ benefits, weapons procurement,
etc. Such legislation must be passed on a regular basis if the United States military is to
continue to operate.
However, in the U. S. Senate version of the legislation, S.1867, there are sections
dealing with the detaining of people suspected of being involved with terrorist organizations or
any groups engaging in, or planning, hostile actions against the United States. These suspects
can be arrested by American military forces and detained indefinitely, without formal charges
being filed, and without trial, until the “hostilities” end. The term hostilities refers to the
general war on terror, not to specific military actions, such as those in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Therefore, there is no end in sight to the possible period of detention. This is the version that
was ultimately passed by the full Congress.
The question is, does the law allow members of the United States armed forces to
detain American citizens, including those arrested in the United States, without granting them
due process? The language in the bill is unclear, at best. In section 1031, the first paragraph
- Prison Planet.com ” Bill Introduced To Challenge Authority Of NDAA (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
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- Michael LeMieux – NDAA Follow-up and Further Treasonous Acts (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Yes, Americans Will Be Targeted As Terrorists Under the NDAA (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Chuck Baldwin – First NDAA; Now Enemy Expatriation Act (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Virginia Votes to Reject NDAA Indefinite Detention (zionistoutrage.com)
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