- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Ron Paul Calls National Defense Authorization Act “Slip Into Tyranny”
Posted By admin On January 1, 2012 @ 7:05 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
JOE WOLVERTON, II
New American 
January 1, 2012
“A dictator enjoys unrestrained power over the people. The legislative and judicial branches voluntarily cede this power or it’s taken by force. Most of the time, it’s given up easily, out of fear in time of war and civil disturbances, and with support from the people, although the dictator will also accumulate more power with the use of force.” Those prescient words of Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) are taken from his book Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom. The tyrannical assumption of power by the President and the cession of unheralded power to him by the Congress has taken place precisely as Dr. Paul warned.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)  is an unprecedented, unconstitutional, and unchecked grant of dictatorial power to the President in the name of protecting the security of “the homeland.” Ron Paul described the bill (soon to be signed into law by the President) as a “slip into tyranny,” one that will almost certainly accelerate “our descent into totalitarianism.”
What of the NDAA? Are there indeed provisions contained therein that so ferociously tear at the constitutional fabric of our Republic?
In a word — yes.
This liberty-extinguishing legislation converts America into a war zone and turns Americans into potential suspected terrorists, complete with the full roster of rights typically afforded to terrorists — none.
A key component of this reconciled bill mandates a frightening grant of immense and unconstitutional power to the executive branch. Under the provisions of Section 1021, the President is afforded the absolute power to arrest and detain citizens of the United States without their being informed of any criminal charges, without a trial on the merits of those charges, and without a scintilla of the due process safeguards protected by the Constitution of the United States.
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-calls-national-defense-authorization-act-slip-into-tyranny.html
URLs in this post:
 New American: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/10379-ron-paul-calls-national-defense-authorization-act-qslip-into-tyrannyq
 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr1540enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr1540enr.pdf
 The Media’s Blackout Of The National Defense Authorization Act Is Shameful: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-medias-blackout-of-the-national-defense-authorization-act-is-shameful.html
 THE INAUGURATION OF POLICE STATE USA 2012. Obama Signs the “National Defense Authorization Act ”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-inauguration-of-police-state-usa-2012-obama-signs-the-%e2%80%9cnational-defense-authorization-act.html
 The New National Defense Authorization Act Is Ridiculously Scary: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-new-national-defense-authorization-act-is-ridiculously-scary.html
 Joe Rogan & Duncan Trussell on the National Defense Authorization Act: http://www.prisonplanet.com/joe-rogan-duncan-trussell-on-the-national-defense-authorization-act.html
 Ron Paul: Defense Bill Establishes Martial Law In America: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-defense-bill-establishes-martial-law-in-america.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.