[I may have just coined a term (rare for me): “Trading Traitors”] “The Senate is filled with ‘TRADING TRAITORS’ (except for courageous Rand Paul and a few others)” — Treasonously destroying America from within while insider-trading stocks
From: Anchorage Daily News
Our View: Defend principles
Without doubt, the United States needs the means to defend itself from terrorists.
Without doubt, the United States should not, in providing for that defense, violate the constitutional principles that define a free people possessed of rights that no government can take away at its discretion.
That’s what provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act do.
They give the president authority to order the military to detain U.S. citizens, on U.S. soil, suspected of terrorist or related activities. And that detention can be without end, for the duration of a war that may have no end, without legal representation, formal charges, the right to face accusers or the right to a trial.
This is flat wrong and patently, dangerously un-American. …
What’s stunning is that the Senate voted 93-7 in favor of these provisions, which were crafted in closed-door meetings without public hearings. We’d like to say that Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski were principled enough to be among the seven opposed, but regrettably that was not the case.
From: Anchorage Daily News
With their votes, Murkowski, Begich endanger Constitution
Every U.S. senator must subscribe to an oath that states, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States …” Sens. Begich and Murkowski have broken this oath. I call on them to repudiate their votes on Senate Bill 1867, the Defense Authorization Bill; they have compromised the freedoms our Constitution guarantees.
• Compromises the requirement for warrants, probable cause and an oath of affirmation guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.
• Nullifies the requirement for a grand jury and allows for the deprivation of liberty without due process of law guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment.
• Suspends habeas corpus, and allows for indefinite interment, in disregard of the Sixth Amendment.
• Allows for the indefinite denial of bail, in contradiction of the Eighth Amendment.
• Allows all of these assaults without the oversight of courts or representation for the accused.
Our senators’ votes for this assault on our Constitution are shameful. That 91 other senators joined them is no excuse for breaking their oath.
— Roy Thomas
(audio) Joe Miller: Heading Toward an EMP Catastrophe: 90% of Americans Could Die — “Lisa Murkowski could be responsible for the destruction of the nation because of her 2010 action of saying ‘No’ to the hardening of our grid” • “She is without excuse to leave this country naked to the EMP threat”