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June 10, 2016

Here’s a RARE case where Senators ADMIT they were wrong

You can finally undo the 2012 NDAA “Indefinite Detention” clause. Here’s how… Retweet

Back in November, 2011, we told the world — we told YOU — that the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contained a provision (section 1021) that allows the federal state to detain Americans indefinitely, without due process. Congressional leaders repeatedly denied our claim. But guess what…

We were right. They were wrong.

Key Congressional leaders, such as Dianne Feinstein, now admit this. Admitting you were wrong is commendable. Some of them, such as Mike Lee, Rand Paul and even Feinstein, are trying to do something about it. Specifically, Senator Mike Lee has crafted an amendment for the current NDAA to deal with this problem…

The Due Process Guarantee Act

Alas, as usual with Congress, there’s silly nuance involved. They can never do something simple and direct. We’ll spare you the mind-numbing, wonkish details, and simply tell you that Lee’s proposal will cripple the indefinite detention provision without actually repealing it. But…

We must also admit that Lee’s non-direct approach does have one benefit — it prohibits Congress from using any future “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (a.k.a., the AUMF) as a “blank check” to permit future detention schemes.

A vote may be held on Lee’s proposal at any moment. So please take action to support it using our campaign to repeal indefinite detention. The hardwired message for this campaign reads…

Repeal the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (Sections 1021 & 1022).

Please add the following for your personal comments…

I want you to support Senator Lee’s amendment to the current NDAA — the Due Process Guarantee Act.

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Thank you for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer.

Jim Babka & Perry Willis

Downsize DC

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