NDAA, nail in US coffin? Op-ed by Andrew Stack

The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) made me question the future of America.

Judging from history, I suspect this one act could be the deciding “nail in the coffin of the United States.” Several of the amendments in the Bill of Rights have been undermined by modern laws. I strongly agree with blogger Simon Black regarding the reversal of “habeas corpus.” The NDAA was passed on new years eve 2011. This was done deliberately because EVERYONE goes to parties on new years eve. In my opinion, congress FAILED to do its job. Protecting the Constitution is the highest duty of all public servants. Even American soldiers are required to say they promise to defend the Constitution when they take their oath. They are not required to swear allegiance to a physical place or another human being. The passage of the NDAA destroys the Bill of Rights (for what it’s worth, I believe the “elites” are behind this). Because of NDAA, now it is legal for the military (not police) to enter someone’s home and arrest them on suspicion of being a terrorist. This is fraught with possible abuse. The military does not have to declare a legal charge and can hold the accused indefinitely without access to an attorney. This one aspect… reverses the spirit of EVERYTHING written into the Constitution!!! We are innocent until proven guilty. We are allowed to know the charges against us and we are allowed access to an attorney. The passage of the NDAA made me question the future of America. Judging from history, I suspect this one act will be the deciding “nail in the coffin of the United States.”

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Andrew Stack: As a former war correspondent and paratrooper, Stack doesn’t know when to quit. He was the only news correspondent to enter Iraq without a crew and was nearly killed during a triple car bombing of his Baghdad office. He’s the only TV war reporter in history to win an Emmy Award working alone. Stack shot, edited and produced all of his stories. He eventually won five Emmy Awards and an Oscar Nomination for his work. He can be contacted at http://www.steepproductions.com/andrew_stack.html

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