VIDEO - Allen West Denies Indefinite Detention in NDAA: 'You keep talking about something that's not there'Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 15:54
VIDEO - Allen West Denies Indefinite Detention in NDAA: 'You keep talking about something that's not there'
March 20, 2013
The former representative from Florida and Tea Party darling, Allen West, has again expressed startling denial over the erosion of civil liberties he helped establish under the National Defense Authorization Act. His most recent comments, given while talking to crowds at last week’s CPAC conference, are unsettling to say the least.
In the name of taking on jihadists, the rule of law and protection of individual civil liberties has been purposefully degraded, while the stage is set to declare political dissidents as ‘enemy combatants’ equivalent to terrorists, and subject to treatment outside of law, even in cases that fall short of actual conflict.
Allen West has supported strong action against terrorists, while denying the dangerous precedents set-up under the NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions altogether.