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Ted Cruz: Indefinite Detention
Retained in NDAA 2014

New American, by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 12/27/2013 1:06:43 AM

Eighty-five of 100 U.S. senators voted to renew the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans, denying them of their fundamental right to due process. (snip) No sooner had 85 of his colleagues united to permit the president to apprehend and imprison American citizens that he alone suspects of aiding and abetting terrorists or those associated with terrorists, than consistent constitutionalist Ted Cruz (shown above) issued a statement explaining why he wasn’t one of that considerable number: Today I voted against the National Defense Authorization Act. I am deeply concerned that Congress still has not prohibited President Obama’s ability to indefinitely

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There are few people in Washington who we can trust to rein in government. I think Ted Cruz is one of them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: redink, 12/27/2013 1:16:11 AM     (No. 9669070)

What fresh hell...
How can Senator Cruz be only one of 15? Is this the end of our representative republic?



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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 12/27/2013 1:47:56 AM     (No. 9669079)

How ironic since Zero´s own career started through association with American terrorists, in their own living room.

I guess this power comes in handy, for example when it´s time to blame makers of YouTube videos for one´s own dereliction of duty, resulting in Americans´ deaths.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/27/2013 1:53:39 AM     (No. 9669081)

Can´t lay all the blame for this at Obama´s feet. This goes all the way back to 9/11. Remember Jose Padilla? He was held in SC in some odd place/arrangement until a judge said they had to give him due process. I don´t like it. Thank you, Senator Cruz and whoever the 14 others were, for standing up for America.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/27/2013 1:56:51 AM     (No. 9669082)

Of course my two milquetoast two sorry excuses for Senators voted for it. However, two Democrat Senators also voted against it...both from Oregon. The rest were Republican. FTA:

A list of the lawmakers who stood against this tyranny is appropriate:

John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
James Risch (R-Idaho)
Barry Sanders (I-Vt.)
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 12/27/2013 3:56:48 AM     (No. 9669104)

Might need to consider moving to Gulf Shores, Alabama. [Wyoming, Oregon and Idaho are too cold...]

Thank you again, Senator Cruz and others mentioned... Incredible that there were 85 "For"! Can we call them "Un-Constitutionalists"?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/27/2013 5:18:32 AM     (No. 9669118)

Hitler reincarnated folks! Conservatives warned and warned and warned about this but NoOOOOOO...the arrogant and ignorant wanted it so bad, they sold us all out. Oh, it´s coming, it´s coming. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/27/2013 5:27:19 AM     (No. 9669127)

Barry has been aiding and abetting his muslim jihadist friends...so why isn´t he being detained indefinitely?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mws50, 12/27/2013 6:20:17 AM     (No. 9669147)

Our other Senator, John Cornyn, voted with the establishment Republicans and against his fellow Texans, again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/27/2013 7:05:34 AM     (No. 9669188)

It is now beyond question that we have an illegitimate government. As such, none of its laws carry any authority, it is only by their superior force that they rule over us.

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