Our concerns about Sec. 1031 are ignored. The reconcile conference committee has produced a final version of NDAA, which Obama says he will not veto. US citizens are NOT exempted from being arrested and detained without charge or trial. See my post of Dec. 14, 2011: “U.S. Citizens Still Subject to Detention w/out Trial in Final Version of Defense Bill.”
See also, “There Really Are FEMA Camps.”
Congressman Allen West (R-Florida) has been named a member of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) Conference, reports Right Side News, Dec. 9, 2011.
The Senate version of the NDAA, S. 1867, is that obscene piece of legislation that authorizes the President to have the military arrest and detain, without charge or trial, certain “covered persons” (in S 1867’s Sec. 1031) “at war” with the United States. But those “covered persons” can include U.S. citizens.
S. 1867 also contains Sec. 551(d) that, by repealing Art. 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, effectively legalizes sodomy and bestiality in the U.S. military.
It should be noted that the House version of the NDAA, HR1540, does neither.
The NDAA Conference is a select group of bipartisan members from both the U. S. House of Representatives and the Senate which will begin hammering out the final provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
If you think the appointment of Allen West to the NDAA Conference automatically means he will seek to eliminate S. 1867’s Sec. 1301 and 551(d), don’t. This is the comment West made on his appointment:
“It is an honor to be a member of the conference setting policies for the Department of Defense to be successful in keeping our country safe. As a 22-year United States Army Veteran, I look forward to sharing my insight on what I believe is most important in this bill – a bill that will ultimately determine the future of our Armed Services. It is important the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act include the cuts to wasteful defense spending I proposed. It is also just as important that the NDAA protect essential Defense programs. I am confident my 22 years in the United States Army will provide insight to the conference.”
That suggests all West cares about are defense spending and cuts. Forget not that West had voted in favor of the debt deal Obama made with Congress, aka the oxymoronic Budget Control Act of 2011, which raised the debt ceiling of the already heavily indebted federal government by $2+ trillion.
Please contact Congressman West to convey to him your concerns about the detention without trial of U.S. citizens and the legalization of sodomy and bestiality in the U.S. military. Here’s his contact info:
1708 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph: 202-225-3026 • fx: 202-225-8398
H/t beloved fellow Tina.