Despite the attempts by many to portray the opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as “absurd,” the ranks of the resistance to this tyrannical act grow larger day by day.
On May 26 at 10 a.m. at a park across the street from the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury, Pennsylvania (pictured at left, along with the county jail), Ed Quiggle, Jr. will add his name to that noble roster by signing an anti-NDAA resolution.
While the broad strokes of the NDAA are by now likely familiar to readers, a brief overview is in order.
Most of what is contained in the over-500-page 2012 version of the NDAA (the 2013 version is working its way through Congress as we speak) is anathema to constitutional liberty. For example, under the provisions of Section 1021, the President is granted the extraordinary 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.
Moreover, in order to execute this immense power, the NDAA unlawfully grants the President the absolute and unquestionable authority to deploy the armed forces of the United States to apprehend and to indefinitely detain those suspected of threatening the security of the “homeland.” In the language of this legislation, these people are called “covered persons.”
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