NDAA 2014: Senate still allows Indefinite Detention & Spying on American Citizens
Just like earlier National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA), the 2014 version of the NDAA was quickly rushed through the Senate and did nothing to remove past provisions that allowed for the indefinite detention of American Citizens. In fact, this year’s NDAA legislation may have given the federal government even more unconstitutional powers to force the American people into submission.
By an 85-14 count, the NDAA easily passed the Senate and is now headed to President Obama for his signature. Just like past versions of this bill, more American freedoms will again be lost in the name of national security.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”
– Benjamin Franklin
The indefinite detention clause allowed under the original NDAA is still here, only now it may be even easier for the feds to target those who disagree with the government.
Under section 1071 of the new bill, a new database of “captured records” – better known to the American people as unconstitutionally obtained records – will be setup to house everything from phone records and emails, to social network chats and internet browsing histories.
The newly formed Conflict Records Research Center will scour through the illegally obtained records, all with the support and approval of the United States Senate.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), one of the few members who voted against the 2014 NDAA warned, “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 detain U.S. citizens arrested on American soil without trial or due process.
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned Americans that Senate, specifically senate majority leader Harry Reid, has just allowed the federal government even more room to violate privacy laws and allowed them to illegally obtain financial records through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without public consent.