The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 passed the Senate with a 98-0 vote. The NDAA is a huge federal law that among other things specifies the budget and expenditures for the Department of Defense.
Recently, Senator Rand Paul with the help of one of our own Senator Ted Cruz, filibustered over the use of drones. While the drone issue should concern us all, the NDAA has one specific section that should be considered just as scary.
The Indefinite Detention Clause: Section 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA bill of 2013 allows for the “indefinite detention of American citizens without due process at the discretion of the President.” Section 1021 has been challenged as a violation of constitutional principles and the United States Bill of Rights. The indefinite detention clause has been broadly denounced nationally and internationally
“Citizens must not only be formally charged but also receive jury trials and the other protections our Constitution guarantees. Habeas corpus is simply the beginning of due process. It is by no means the whole,” stated Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) stated.
See the steps below to protect ALL Texans!
1. Contact the committee chair of Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Call and politely let Representative Creighton know that you’d like to see HB149 get a hearing and YES vote very soon.
2. Contact the other members of the committee. Respectfully let each of them know that you expect a YES vote so the full house can consider HB149
3. Encourage your local community to take action as well. Present the Liberty Preservation Act to your city county, your town council, or your county commissioners. Various local governments around the country are already passing similar resolutions and ordinances. Local legislative action present a great way to strengthen a statewide campaign against NDAA indefinite detention.
League City Council Members
Mayor – Tim Paulissen
Position 1 – Dan Becker
Position 2 – Dennis OKeeffe
Position 3 – Heidi Thiess
Position 4 – Todd Kinsey
Position 5 – Geri Bentley
Position 6 – Andy Mann
Position 7 – Joanna Sharp Dawson
Model legislation here: