The Gohmert/Landry/Rigell Amendent still allows the government, namely the Executive branch, to be the sole arbiter of who is, or is not, a "terror suspect" who can then be held indefinitely without trial. In other words, without the Smith-Amash amendment, you can still become a terror suspect simply because the government says you are. Not stopping this unprecedented attack on the the 4th and 5th amendment is what truly "goes too far."
Conservatives can never go wrong in trusting the government too little. In makes me angry when I see them trusting government too much. Conservatives know damn well the kind of evil duplicity our federal government is capable. Giving them slack on our right to due process is unconscionable.
Reps. Smith and Amash, and might I add Senator Rand Paul and conservative action group FreedomWorks, are absolutely right about the dangers of NDAA as it stands.
Traditional midget wrestling has run its course.
Nice try. The Supreme Court of Wisconsin nullified the Fugitive Slave Act in 1854 which was later overruled by federal courts (secession anyone?)
I would suggest that the many responses to this column just published this morning already prove my point about the celebrity-driven nature and hyper-partisan disposition of most Obama Democrats and Palin Republicans. So predictable.
Mitt Romney is awful (government-run healthcare, TARP supporter, amnesty supporter, neocon foreign policy, an Obamaesque, micromanagerial style of governing). I'd rather vote for Obama than saddle the GOP and the conservative movement with George W. Bush all over again. A Romney victory would completely negate everything the Tea Party stands for.
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