Ron Paul: NDAA Tyranny Continues





by Ron Paul

The bad news from last week’s passage of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is that Americans can still be arrested on US soil and detained indefinitely without trial. Some of my colleagues would like us to believe that they fixed last year’s infamous Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, which codified into law the unconstitutional notion that some Americans are not subject to the protections of the Constitution. However, nothing in this year’s bill or amendments to the bill restored those constitutional rights.

Supporters of the one amendment that passed on this matter were hoping no one would notice that it did absolutely nothing. The amendment essentially stated that those entitled to habeas corpus protections are hereby granted habeas corpus protections. Thanks for nothing!

As Steve Vladeck, of American University’s law school, wrote of this amendment:

“[T]he Gohmert Amendment does nothing whatsoever to address the central objections…. [I]t merely provides by statute a remedy that is already available to individuals detained within the United States; and says nothing about the circumstances in which individuals might actually be subject to military detention when arrested within the territory of United States…. Anyone within the United States who was subject to military detention before the FY2013 NDAA would be subject to it afterwards, as well…”

Actually, the amendment in question makes matters worse, as it states that anyone detained on US soil has the right to file a writ of habeas corpus “within 30 days” of arrest. In fact, persons detained on US soil already have the right to file a habeas petition immediately upon arrest!

I co-sponsored an amendment offered by Reps. Adam Smith and Justin Amash that would have repealed the unconstitutional provisions of last year’s NDAA by eliminating Section 1022 on mandatory military detention and modifying Section 1021 to make it absolutely clear that no one can be apprehended on US soil and held indefinitely without trial or be held subject to a military tribunal. Our language was clear: “No person detained, captured, or arrested in the United States, or a territory or possession of the United States, may be transferred to the custody of the Armed Forces for detention under the Authorization for Use of Military Force, this Act, or the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.”

The term “person” is key in our amendment, as our Founders did not make a distinction between citizens and non-citizens when determining who was entitled to Constitutional protections. As the father of the Constitution James Madison wrote, “[I]t does not follow, because aliens are not parties to the Constitution, as citizens are parties to it, that whilst they actually conform to it, they have no right to its protection.”

We should not forget that our Article III court system is a strength not a weakness. The right to face our accuser, the protections against hearsay evidence, the right to a jury trial – these are designed to protect the innocent and to determine and then punish guilt. And they have been quite successful thus far. Currently there are more than 300 individuals who have been tried and convicted of terrorism-related charges serving lengthy terms in US federal prisons. Each of the six individuals tried in US civilian courts for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center are serving hundreds of years in prison, for example.

Last week was discouraging and disappointing to those of us who value our Constitution. That the US government asserts the legal authority to pick up Americans within the United States and hold them indefinitely and secretly without a trial should be incredibly disturbing to all of us. Americans should check how their representative voted. Politicians should not be allowed to get away with undermining our liberties in this manner.



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  1. RIGHT ON,RON. THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD BE PRESIDENT.

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  2. he lives in a house worth less than half a million dollars, i could say more, but you obviously didn't do your research on this guy.

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  3. Surfisher,
    People are posting things on Ben Swann's site left and right in their state conventions. What a battle ahead of us? I hope we have a large group of attorneys on call. Now if I could just get some of the people I know in California who are voting for Romney to wake up. It's the war issue for them. They are well-meaning, but don't understand why this is a big mistake.

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    • robin --- just show them this short-short! 34 seconds

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAIC54dM3f4

      and g0 from there....

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    • Surfisher,
      I wish integrity was the most important thing to them. It is to us. They support all these unjust wars and believe we need to continue supporting Israel every way possible. I've tried everything, but they are in complete denial. Constitutionally, morally and economically. They are Christian Zionists and believe everything that their church tells them or what the pro=Israel sites tell them. Romney has been a good friend of the current prime minister for a very long time. That's another plus for him with these relatives of mine. They have to be affected directly like so many Americans before they wake up.

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    • Robin --- finally got it all done --- see above.

      Thanks for all your input --- we will fight until we win!

      Never fear --- Ron Paul is here!

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  4. i had a nightmare last night that Dr. Paul lost the election. it was ... TERRIFYING

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  5. First The NDAA and now just in : The Supreme Court has ruled against The Fifth Amendment Double Jeopardy protection. The USA and The Republican party have become a nightmare of Biblical proportions. Metaphorically, I see the situation as :
    "A Bridge Too Far" . The Ron Paul Revolution is holding "Arnhem". Not only will Dr. Ron Paul and The Revolution troops have to hold,they will have to spearhead the attack deep into enemy territory.I had hoped the "Romney" mechanized was coming. No, We go it alone to Berlin..a I ..mean Wash. D.C.
    Texas,show me a "Bastogne"! California, Vote Your Best Interests and your conscious. Give them Hell in Tampa !
    Liberty and Freedom for US All Ron Paul

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    • ZIONIST WORLD OWNERSHIP

      Meanwhile the Jews wring their hands and ask themselves: "How long until they realize nobody won the war?"

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  6. Surfisher,
    I didn't see your post underneath...Peace...

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    • *Massachusetts a Banana Republic*
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      Robin --- will post it above shortly.

      In the mean time --- see the below!

      Pay attention to this:

      “He (Vincent DeVito) has ruled, according to these sources, that the ballots will not be opened nor counted. In addition he has ruled that since they cannot be counted, any challenge based upon them are not germane, and will not be heard by the allocation committee at their meeting scheduled for next week.”

      (this not a sophism, but iditiotism)!

      Massachusetts a Banana Republic…anyone?

      http://www.redmassgroup.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=14692

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  7. Surfisher,
    This came from the Daily Paul. So much is going on now that it makes me sick. We have our own uphill battles in our own community because we are going to take over our GOP and make some changes. There will be a great deal of resistance, but we will be prepared. We are the future of this party. We have to help these people realize that party politics is used to divide and polarize people. It is not about being a democrat/republican/ liberal or conservative, but being an American and doing the right thing. They are stuck in the party politics mindset. So, while things are going on at the national level, we are working at the local and state level. We have to carry the torch of liberty in our communities. Some Ron Paul supporters have not listened to the message that is it is in our hands for the future. No matter what happens at the national level, we have to continue at the local and state level.

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    *Updated* Massachusetts GOP Denies The Will Of The People; Rules Provisional Ballots Won't Be Counted
    Submitted by sawx75 on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 07:15
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    Ron Paul 2012
    Massachusetts

    The Massachusetts GOP has indicated that they intend to throw out provisional ballots cast by legally registered Republicans during the April 28th state wide caucus.

    http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/14692/sources-say-massgop-...

    The party printed these ballots, gave very precise and lengthy instructions on how they would be handled, and now they are throwing these votes away. Most likely these votes would have a positive effect on the Liberty candidates, so it is in their best interest to throw out these ballots. Some of the voters effected by this spent over 5 hours to cast their votes, only to see them thrown away.

    Here is the video of the District 6 chairman explaining exactly how they would be handled.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_inHhOPNLk&feature=plcp

    We have also released contradictory information from the district 8 caucus as well. More video soon...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p88UswpMDEw&feature=youtu.be

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  8. Watch this 34 seconds video — and share!

    (So, should his supporters, currently known as Mitt’s Muttons, be renamed Romney’s Lemmings…?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAIC54dM3f4

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    • *Updated* Massachusetts GOP Denies The Will Of The People; Rules Provisional Ballots Won't Be Counted

      FIGHT AGAINST THIS PERFIDY!

      The Massachusetts GOP has indicated that they intend to throw out provisional ballots cast by legally registered Republicans during the April 28th state wide caucus.

      http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/14692/sources-say-massgop-...

      The party printed these ballots, gave very precise and lengthy instructions on how they would be handled, and now they are throwing these votes away. Most likely these votes would have a positive effect on the Liberty candidates, so it is in their best interest to throw out these ballots. Some of the voters effected by this spent over 5 hours to cast their votes, only to see them thrown away.

      Here is the video of the District 6 chairman explaining exactly how they would be handled.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_inHhOPNLk&feature=plcp

      We have also released contradictory information from the district 8 caucus as well. More video soon...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p88UswpMDEw&feature=youtu.be

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  9. Obomber is a tyrant! Why will no one impeach him!!!???

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  10. RE(LOVE)UTION

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  11. The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. - Samuel Adams

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  12. The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. - Samuel Adams

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  13. So says the rich white guy who is a part of our governement...

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  14. French Canadian

    "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

    The Declaration of Independance

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  15. Second that!

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  16. Second that!

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  17. MITT ROMNEY’S FOREIGN POLICY TEAM:

    Dov Zakheim – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Robert Kagan – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Michael Chertoff – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Eliot Cohen – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Eric Edelman – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    John Lehman – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Evan Feigenbaum – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Aaron Friedberg – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Kent Lucken – (Israeli Dual Citizen)
    Kristen Silverberg – (Israeli Dual Ctizen)

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    THE FEDERAL RESERVE - LIST OF JEWISH PRIVATE BANKERS

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=412_1238532107

    Napoleon said: When a government is dependent for money upon the bankers, they and not the government leaders control the nation. This is because the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Financiers are without patriotism and without decency.

    Jews own and run the Federal Reserve Bank that the US government continually borrows from…and is in debt to.

    The Federal Reserve Bank is a consortium of 9 Jewish-owned & associated banks with the Rothschilds at the head:

    $1. Rothschild Banks of London and Berlin.

    $2. Lazard Brothers Banks of Paris.

    $3. Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy.

    $4. Warburg Bank of Hamburg and Amsterdam.

    $5. Lehman Brothers of NY.

    $6. Kuhn, Loeb Bank of NY (Now Shearson American Express).

    $7. Goldman, Sachs of NY.

    $8. National Bank of Commerce NY/Morgan Guaranty Trust (J. P. Morgan Bank – Equitable Life – Levi P. Morton are principal shareholders).

    $9. Hanover Trust of NY (William and David Rockefeller & Chase National Bank NY are principal shareholders).

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    TIME LINE OF THE JEW-OWNED FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

    1791-1811: Rothschilds’ First Bank of the United States.

    1816-1836: Rothschilds’ Second Bank of the United States.

    1837-1862: Free Banking Era – no formal Central Bank through the efforts of President Andrew Jackson.

    1862-1913: System of National Banks through the efforts of President Andrew Jackson.

    1913-Current: Federal Reserve Act effects a consortium of privately held Jewish & associated banks called the Federal Reserve Bank. The largest shareholders of the Federal Reserve Bank are the Rothschilds of London holding 57% of the stock which is not available for public trading.

    1913 - SAME YEAR AS FEDERAL RESERVE ACT THE "ADL" (JEWISH) ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE IS CREATED.

    On May 23 1933, Congressman Louis T. McFadden brought impeachment charges against the members of the Federal Reserve Bank. A smear campaign against McFadden ensued and he was poisoned 3 years later.

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    JEWS RUN THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

    Here are the Jews that control the government of America:

    1) Ben Shalom Bernanke: Chairman of the Board of Governors of Federal Reserve. Term ends 2020.

    2) Donald L. Kohn: Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Federal Reserve. Term ends 2016.

    3) Randall S. Kroszner: Member of Board of Governors of Federal Reserve.

    4) Frederic S. Mishkin: Member of Board of Governors of Federal Reserve. Term ends 2014.

    5) Alan Greenspan: Advisor to Board of Governors of Federal Reserve. Recent Chairman.

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    HOW THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK WORKS

    JEWISH BANKERS PRINT MONEY at heavily-armed & guarded Federal Reserve Bank buildings throughout the US. Then these Jewish bankers of the Federal Reserve Bank *loan* the money to the US government at *interest.*

    Since the Federal Reserve Bank is privately owned, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (and all the others) is listed in Dun & Bradstreet. But according to Article I, Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution, only Congress has the right to issue money and regulate its value.

    Thus it is *illegal* for private interests to issue US money. But because influential Jews like Paul Warburg and Jacob Schiff bribed into enactment the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the stockholders of the Federal Reserve Bank were to be kept a secret. Only recently have the Jewish stockholders of the Federal Reserve Bank come to light.

    International cooperation with the Jew-owned Federal Reserve Bank has been intense to coordinate currency. In 1985, officials from the JP Morgan Bank of NY met with the Credit Lyonnais Bank of France. They established the European Currency Unit Banking Association (ECUBA) to get world cooperation for a unified currency.

    In October 1987, the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe (AMUE), secretly met and recommended that the ECU (European Currency Unit) replace existing national currencies and that all European Central Banks be combined into one and issue the ECU as the official unified currency. This occurred in 1999 with the issuing of the Euro.

    The plan of the international Jewish banking cabal is to have only 3 central banks in the world: The Federal Reserve Bank, the European Central Bank, and the Central Bank of Japan. All of these banks are headed by the Rothschilds.

    And Next To Come Will Be The One World Government Run By
    Anti-Christian Jews.

    Wonder what else they run?! :O

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    FACEBOOK ARRESTS OVER ANTI-SEMITIC REMARKS

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18087379

    Five men and a 15-year-old youth have been arrested in East Renfrewshire and Glasgow after anti-Semitic remarks were posted on social network site Facebook.

    Almost 50 police officers raided seven addresses after complaints from members of the Jewish community in Giffnock.

    It followed a number of offensive posts on a page entitled: “Welcome to Israel, only kidding you’re in Giffnock.”

    The six people arrested were charged with a breach of the peace with religious and racial aggravations.
    Hate crimes

    One other man was detained and later released without charge pending further inquiry.
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    The spread of all types of hatred on social networking sites and similar media is a growing problem”

    Community Security Trust

    Ch Insp Alan Murray, of Strathclyde Police, said: “This was a very complex and protracted inquiry that required assistance from many departments of Strathclyde Police and the support of the procurator fiscal at Paisley.

    “I hope it clearly demonstrates that Strathclyde Police will not tolerate hate crimes of any kind.

    “It should cause anyone who believes they can get away with this sort of behaviour to think again.”

    The Community Security Trust (CST), which helps protect the Jewish community in the UK, said: “CST welcomes the arrests of suspects regarding alleged anti-Semitic statements.

    “Glaswegian Jews should be reassured that local police take anti-Semitism seriously, and that they are working with CST and the rest of the Jewish community in tackling it when it does arise.

    “The spread of all types of hatred on social networking sites and similar media is a growing problem, so, it is hoped that this innovative investigation will provide a helpful precedent for all of society.”

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    RABBIS TELL 60,000 IN NY TO "GET RID OF INTERNET IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU"

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbis-get-rid-of-the-internet-if-you-know-whats-good-for-you/

    In an extraordinary gathering of nearly 60,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews, leading rabbis of the yeshiva and Hassidic world all but banned the Internet.

    A halachic decision rendered by Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Wosner, one of the senior rabbis in the Orthodox world, said the Internet could be used for work purposes in an office — but only if absolutely necessary, and with the use of a filter. There was no justification for Internet use at home under any circumstances.

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    JIDF WORKERS MANIPULATE INTERNET CONTENT

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dGJDJoeAok

    FORMER CIA OFFICER "ISRAEL CONTROLS US GOVT AND MEDIA"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-SszJkjy60

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  18. Surfisher,
    You probably already heard that the MA threw out the ballots. A lawyer for Ron Paul explained their legal strategy and it just gets more complicated by the minute. I also found out in Oregon that it is state law that we have to vote for the candidate who won the primary. It's not just a RNC rule. Same in MA.

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    • Robin --- no, have not heard about the MA ballots. Can you post what happened at the top of this page. (I'll also will have infoon the state's law later).

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  19. Ron Paul that's all. We need RON PAUL and that is all. NO ONE ELSE! Go Dr. Ron Paul, go directly to the White House, do not pass congress, do not collect taxes. Please get rid of ALL the crooks, criminals, and dummies in Washington that steal our money and freedom. GO SUPPORT RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW!! AND EVERY DAY AFTER UNTIL THIS COUNTRY MAKES SENSE AGAIN.

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  20. President Paul!

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