After NDAA Amendment, Indefinite Detention Still the Law! Time to throw out about two-thirds of Congress!Submitted by sharkhearted on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 16:16
[TIME TO KICK THE SORRY ARSES OF ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES, TO THE CURB. THIS MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL!]
Originally published at The New American.
In a shameful display of disregard for the Constitution and for liberty, on Friday, the House of Representatives voted to perpetuate the president’s power to indefinitely detain American citizens.
By a vote of 238-182, members of Congress rejected the amendment offered by Representatives Adam Smith (D-Washington) and Justin Amash (R-Michigan) (left and right, respectively in photo montage at left) that would have repealed the indefinite detention provision passed overwhelmingly last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012.
The Fiscal Year 2013 NDAA retains the indefinite detention provisions, as well as the section permitting prisoners to be transferred from civilian jurisdiction to the custody of the military.
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