Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Unconstitutionality of the NDAA

Just watch this video that indicates how Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Senator Lindsay Graham would subvert the Constitution and trample on the natural and civil rights protected by it.  The video says it all.  It also says how the National Defense authorization act is unconstitutional, and a violation of the Due Process Clause in the 5th and 14th Amendment, as well as the Treason Clause under Article III, Section 3, which states:

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court."

Those alleged of Treason must be convicted in a court of law, for that is what the word "convicted" means in America; the Congress has no authority to convict someone of a crime, and neither does the executive branch.  This authority lies solely with the Judiciary.  As far as I'm concerned, the NDAA contains portions that would deem it a Bill of Attainder, thus violating Article 1, Section 9, which says no bills of attainder shall be passed by Congress.

The NDAA and the US Constitution: Part 1

The NDAA and the Constitution: Part 2

The NDAA and the Constitution: Part 3

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