Ron Paul Introduces Bill To Repeal Unconstitutional Section of NDAASubmitted by DeMolay on Sat, 01/21/2012 - 16:00
Ron Paul took time off from his campaign schedule to introduce legislation to repeal section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
by Walt Thiessen
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Ron Paul showed why he is the leading advocate of the Constitution in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. This week he introduced legislation to repeal section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Signed into law without fanfare by President Obama, section 1021 of the new act authorizes the President to order the Armed forces to detain, "any person 'who was part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners,' and anyone who commits a 'belligerent act' against the U.S. or its coalition allies in aid of such enemy forces, under the law of war, 'without trial, until the end of the hostilities authorized by the [AUMF].'"