Congress Is Quietly Abandoning the 5th Amendment

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by KrazyKat, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Conor Friedersdorf in the Atlantic:
    The story in Politico shed some light on the origins of the NDAA changes in conference committee:
    Gee, maybe the President will veto it this time.:trash:

     
  2. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Why is anyone surprised? Over the past 10+ years the first five amendments have all but been ignored or completely abandoned, so sadly, this isn't a surprise. :(
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Any law passed by congress that is contra to the constitution is invalid.
     
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    If they won't respect the Constitution, which explicitly forbids this, why would they respect some chintzy language bolted into a new defense Act? They don't need to add it as the practice is unlawful on its face.

    Like RB said, totally invalid. They have the power, they can do whatever they want. But it would be pure tyranny if they do it.
     

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