Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate


The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens, was approved by the Senate despite White House threats to veto the legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.”

The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present version of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) the go-ahead. Paul cited the committee’s decision to scrap an amendment that would have prohibited the indefinite detention of US citizens suspected of terrorist activities.

“It’s [the amendment] been removed because they want the ability to hold American citizens without trial in our country. This is so fundamentally wrong and goes against everything we stand for as a country that it can’t go unnoticed,” Paul told the committee. He went on to condemn the bill as an “abomination” that deprives US citizens of the right to a fair trial.

“When you’re accused of a crime in our country you get a trial, you get a trial by a jury of your peers, no matter how heinous your crime is, no matter how awful you are, we give you a trial,” he said.

More @ EU Times


  1. One of the Very few who doesn't go the traitor list!What the Hell is wrong with our Senators and Congresspeople???? Land of the Free my ass!


  2. Damn those bastard`s ! , Proof !,they are working an agenda that has nothing to do with the best interest`s of the people or the country. Their " Gun Control " wet dream is next..... and ...yes , they ARE that stupid. THIS probably is not going to end well.

    1. THIS probably is not going to end well.

      If they continue as they now state, I agree.

  3. Oh yeah.... "they" definitely have an agenda, and you are right. It won't be pretty, or end well. They know this, but expect to be on the winning end of things so they don't fret over such things....