Friday, November 16, 2012

NDAA of 2013 - Rand's Amendment

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 will go down in history as the day America finally cut all ties and pretenses to the notion that it was a place where the people had entrenched civil liberties. Civil liberties have been under assault in a whole new way since the tragic events of 9/11. The Patriot Act and NDAA 2012 could be the beginning of the eventual slide into the abyss of no civil rights for any Americans not in power, or if Senator Rand Paul wins his argument, we could roll back part of the evil starting with the practice of holding people without charges, trials, or juries. We hope he gets his amendment added allowing for jury trials for those folks who are unlucky enough to be snatched up by our government for any reason including potentially political detentions.

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