Trial by Jury is abolished
- - - Bill of Rights trashed by both Democrats and Republicans in the name of "security".
- - - Conservatives and Liberals agree that you have no rights. The state is all-powerful.
The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the military to imprison Americans indefinitely without a trial was approved by the Senate.
Constitutional Federalist Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.”
The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present version of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) the go-ahead. Paul cited the committee’s decision to scrap an amendment that would have prohibited the indefinite detention of US citizens suspected of terrorist activities.
"It's [the amendment] been removed because they want the ability to hold American citizens without trial in our country. This is so fundamentally wrong and goes against everything we stand for as a country that it can't go unnoticed,” Paul told the committee. He went on to condemn the bill as an “abomination” that deprives US citizens of the right to a fair trial reports RT News - USA.
"When you're accused of a crime in our country you get a trial, you get a trial by a jury of your peers, no matter how heinous your crime is, no matter how awful you are, we give you a trial," he said.
“The decision by the NDAA conference committee, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), to strip the National Defense Authorization Act of the amendment that protects American citizens against indefinite detention now renders the entire NDAA unconstitutional,” Paul said in a statement.
The legislation also stipulates a significant increase in the Pentagon budget, including $88.5 billion for America's ongoing wars and other operations around the world. The total amount of military spending set out in the new bill is $1.7 billion over what the Obama Administration initially put forward in its 2013 budget.
Sen. Rand Paul Objects To Indefinite Detention Language