What is the NDAA?  And Why Should You be Concerned About it?

Courtesy of P.A.N.D.A

  • NDAA stands for National Defense Authorization Act

  • For the past 48 years, this bill has only authorized the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense…until now! The 2012 NDAA (H.R. 1540) was signed into law December 31, 2011 and includes two new sections that violate over half of the Bill of Rights!

Under Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA:

  • The Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) of 2001 has been reaffirmed, which ended the rights to judicial due process for “enemy combatants”, defying the Geneva Conventions. You may be arrested by the military and be indefinitely detained if you are merely suspected, not convicted, of “terrorism”.

  • This law includes United States citizens in Section 1021 b2 stating “any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces”, citing no specific definition of the words “belligerent act” or “enemy forces”.

  • Under this law you can be held in detention indefinitely, with no right to legal representation, no trial by a jury of your peers, and you may even be tortured or executed without ever being convicted of a crime.

The New York Times described the bill this way: it declares that “the government has the legal authority to keep people suspected of terrorism in military custody, indefinitely and without trial” and “contains no exception for American citizens.” 

Federal U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, when ruling these sections unconstitutional, stated, “This Measure has a chilling impact on First Amendment Rights…”

"Nothing destroys the credibility of a government faster than its failure to provide fair and equal justice for its people." W. Cleon SkousenThe Making of America

Join us today, along with already successful counties and states, in our efforts to stop the NDAA!!!! It is our civic duty that we protect these sacred American rights for the next generation! Please visit our website at www.peopleagainstndaa.com or Like our Facebook page at People Against NDAA.