The U.S. House has passed and sent to President Obama a U.S. Defense bill that allows the President to have arrested and detained indefinitely, without trial, any American citizen who is directly or indirectly affiliated or associated with Al Qaeda or the Taliban. Critics point out that there are U.S. Constitution provisions that guarantee American citizens due process under law which the bill, they claim, clearly violates. One congressman got up yesterday and asserted that anyone who voted for the bill voted against the constitution, a constitution they swore to uphold when they took their oath of office.
The congressman’s remarks are contained in this link. Click here.
Oregon Representative Earl p (D) and Peter DeFazio (D) voted no while Representatives Kurt Schrader (D) and Greg Walden (R) voted yes.