The clause allows the President of the United States to order the indefinite detention of any American by the U.S. military, even on American soil, without charge or trial and essentially erases the 4th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and all the protections and guarantees of due process it provided.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives passed NDAA with the detention clause in it with overwhelming support, to their shame forever.
Section 1021 was originally introduced by senators (R) McCain and (D) Levin. President Obama signed it into law on New Years Eve “with reservations”… but he signed it.
It was at that moment that I decided to support Ron Paul for President of the United States in 2012.
The bill introduced by congressman Paul is: H.R.3785 – To repeal section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
I also ask our New Jersey representatives in Congress to support the legislation to repeal the infamous clause. If elected governor on New Jersey in 2013, although this is not in the job description of the governorship, I will be vocal in championing the repeal of that tyrannical section of the NDAA-2012.