Mystery: Temporary Bout of Sanity Overtakes US Senate as They Pass Amendment to Limit NDAA From Abduction & Detention of US Citizens
[Editor's Note: I'm always encouraged by good news too, right along with the next guy, but this isn't a done deal yet, so don't count your chickens early. This same bill must first pass the House and then be signed into law by Indonesian Usurper Barry to become law and to have any meaning. Do you really think that Obama will sign this into law when he signed the treasonous NDAA, with the US citizen detention provision, to begin with? The only way to override his veto is with a 2/3 majority in both Senate and House. Do you think that's likely?...Ken Adachi]
by Dr. Eowyn
November 30, 2012
Today, the United States Senate passed an amendment to address the most repugnant part of the notorious National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 — the authorization of the federal government to arrest and indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without charge or trial.
The purpose of Amendment No. 3018 to S. 3254 is “To clarify that 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.”
Towards that purpose, a section is added at the end of subtitle D of title X of the NDAA law, to read:
Section 1032. Prohibition of the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents
Section 4001 of title 18, United States Code, is amended … by inserting after subsection (a) the following:
“(b)(1) An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without cause or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention.
“(2) Paragraph (1) applies to an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority enacted before, on, or after the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.
“(3) Paragraph (1) shall not be construed to authorize the detention of a citizen of the United States, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or any other person who is apprehended in the United States.”
Can you believe that 29 senators (25 Republicans; 3 Democrats; 1 Independent) actually voted “no” on this amendment? That means these 29 senators actually are in favor of the arrest and detention of U.S. citizens without charge or trial!!!!
Here’s a list of the senators who voted “Nay” or “No,” followed by a list of those who voted “Yea” or “Yes”. Republicans are colored red; Democrats are colored blue. [Source: Conservative Action Alerts]
Nay (25 Republicans, 3 Democrats, 1 Independent):
Rubio (R-FL) – Marco Rubio voted against the amendment!
Note that more Republican senators — including the GOP’s prince Marco Rubio – voted AGAINST than FOR the amendment (25 v. 20), whereas more Democrat senators voted FOR than AGAINST the amendment (46 v. 3).
The GOP truly is dead.
“Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud” on the Consent Decree or agreement the Republican National Committee made in 1982 with the Democratic National Committee, which obliged the RNC to neither prevent nor rectify vote fraud in districts with a substantial racial minority population.