NDAA bill authorizes permanent warfare anywhere in the world.
It gives the president unchecked power to pursue war. It diminishes the role of this Congress.
The founders saw Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which places in the hands of Congress the war power, as essential to a check and balance against the executive abuse of power.
NDAA diminishes Congress’ role in that regard.
NDAA authorizes the military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial, including the detention of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil.
In short, what this bill does is it takes a wrecking ball to the United States Constitution and gives enormous power to the government or the state.
I want friends on both sides of the aisle to understand this; we are giving the state more power over individuals with this bill. It’s the wrong direction.