Justin Amash: Feinstein Amendment MeaninglessSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 09:36
The heart of the Feinstein amendment:
"An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, UNLESS AN ACT OF CONGRESS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZES SUCH DETENTION."
Well, that Act of Congress is the 2012 NDAA, which renders the rest of the Feinstein amendment meaningless.
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My friends Mike Lee and Rand Paul are fighting for liberty, fighting for the Constitution, and fighting for you every day. We may disagree from time to time, but we're in this together. Debating issues like NDAA indefinite detention is what makes us better representatives of the people. It's a victory for liberty that Congress is even having a debate on such provisions.