The NDAA – Detention Terrorist Suspects, Even Americans Without Trial
Now that the National Defense Authorization Act is a reality, there is a call to change the language of the Act and it comes from Senator Al Franken and Representative Jeff Landry. They’re teaming up to change the provision that officially gives the government the power to detain suspected terrorists, even if they’re US citizens. As if that’s not bad enough, it also gives the president the authority to detain those suspected persons “under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities.” But that technicality does not exempt US citizens, and that’s where the problem lies.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 is mind-bogglingly unconstitutional, especially Sections Sections 1031 and 1032. It’s unconscionable.