Supreme Court Says It’s Legal to Detain American “Troublemakers”
In what might be one of the most concerning judgements out of the Supreme Court in recent memory, all 9 justices of the Supreme court refused to hear an appeal that contested the ability of the President and the U.S. Military to kidnap, arrest, and detain Americans indefinitely.
According to the legal team of Wilson J Olson PC.:
The court ducked, having no appetite to confront both political parties in order to protect the citizens from military detention,” the legal team said in a statement to WND. “The government has won, creating a tragic moment for the people – and what will someday be viewed as an embarrassment for the court.”
The provision was part of the 2014 NDAA which was passed into law just a few months ago.
While the majority of Americans were distracted by the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson and his comments about his time growing up in the south, the current version of the NDAA slipped through the senate with 85 senators voting “yay” in the measure.
Unfortunately, the 2014 version of the NDAA received only a slight modification from the villainous 2012 NDAA, and none of the changes are set to champion American liberty.
The new version remains similar to the old and allows for the military under the authorization of the executive branch to kidnap, arrest, and detain without trial (along with holding indefinitely) anyAmerican citizens thought to “represent an enduring security threat to the United States.”
The law has been hotly contested by many, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges.
“It’s clearly unconstitutional,” Hedges said of the bill. “It is a huge and egregious assault. It overturns over 200 years of law, which has kept the military out of domestic policing.”
And John W. Whitehead who serves as president of The Rutherford Institute was quoted saying:
The U.S. Supreme Court “has shown itself to be an advocate for the government, no matter how illegal its action, rather than a champion of the Constitution and, by extension, the American people.”
Unfortunately, the ruling out of the Supreme Court doesn’t come as a shock.
In light of the many abuses of government power, one would hope that in a country that champions liberty for all, that liberty would extend to any and all Americans, no matter their political beliefs.
This ruling sets American freedom on a razor’s edge and gives license for the government to make anyone who has a contrary opinion… or causes a little bit of trouble… to disappear.
These days, the Supreme Court seems to be doing far less “checking and balancing” and far more endorsing of unconstitutional laws the feds want to impose.