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Ron Paul wants to kill indefinite detention provision of the NDAA

January 22, 2012
J. D. Heyes, Natural News
1/22/2012

You may not agree with him on every foreign and domestic policy point, but you can’t deny the fact that Congressman Ron Paul from Texas is the most consistent, literal interpreter of the U.S. Constitution in the current race for the Republican presidential nomination. In fact, it can be truthfully said he’s the most ardent constitutionalist running in either party.

So it comes as no surprise that Paul is on the bandwagon in Congress to kill one of the most unconstitutional measures to ever come out of the national legislature in its two-and-a-half centuries of existence: Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act, which permits the indefinite detention of American citizens only suspected supporting terrorism. In fact, not only did Paul jump on the bandwagon, he brought it with him; he left the arduous campaign trail in the days before the South Carolina primary to address this travesty on the House floor.

Introducing what is described as “a very simple piece of legislation,” Paul said his bill would “repeal the infamous Section 1021” of the NDAA, which he said “codifies into law the very dubious claim of presidential authority under” a 2001 authorization of force to combat terrorism around the world “to indefinitely detail American citizens without access to legal representation or due process of law.”

Continuing, Paul said the provision “provides for the possibility of the U.S. military acting as a kind of police force on U.S. soil, apprehending terror suspects, including Americans, and whisking them off to an undisclosed location indefinitely.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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