Washington state legislators on both sides of the aisle, defended both the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions this week, when they condemned the unlawful indefinite detention provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
The bill includes significant background information on the NDAA, including how the president’s signing statement, and comments made on the senate floor, have only served to confirm, that in fact, it’s intent is to allow for the detention of citizens and legal resident aliens, without due process, and that this authority is given to the president to use at his discretion. It clearly lists the multitude of violations, both of the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions.
“Indefinite detention means that due process is dead,” said representative Shea, “State Legislators must defend against federal overreach. It is our duty. The oath we take in accordance with Article VI of the U.S. Constitution requires nothing less.”
The bill intends in part;Details