Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ron Paul Slams South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham Over NDAA Support

THE HILL | Pete Kasperowicz | January 18, 2012
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) took to the House floor Wednesday morning to call on his colleagues to support his new legislation that would repeal controversial language that he and others believe could lead to the detention of Americans for terrorist activities without due process.

Paul’s bill would repeal Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Obama has already signed into law. That section states that the government can detain anyone who has “substantially supported certain terrorist groups.”

Presidential candidate Paul criticized Republicans who supported the bill, and in particular slammed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was widely quoted last year as saying about future detainees, “When they say, ‘I want my lawyer,’ you tell them, ‘Shut up. You don’t get a lawyer.’” “Is this acceptable in someone who has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution?” Paul asked.

While it is stated in the NDAA that this provision does not apply to U.S. citizens, Paul and others worry that the language is vague and might be used against U.S. citizens.

“Section 1021 provides for the possibility of the U.S. military acting as a kind of police force on U.S. soil, apprehending terror suspects, including Americans, and whisking them off to an undisclosed location indefinitely,” Paul said. “This is precisely the kind of egregious distortion of justice that Americans have always ridiculed in so many dictatorships overseas.”

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  1. [just ran into this goodie on the net!]


    by Jared Young

    Both Mormon and non-Mormon scholars are aware of a hard-core pornographic drawing in the "Book of Abraham" which is Mormon-approved scripture.
    The same Book is part of the "Pearl of Great Price" which, along with the "Book of Mormon" and the "Doctrine and Covenants," make up the LDS church's "triple combination" in one volume.
    The porn is found in Fig. 7 of Facsimile 2 in the "Book of Abraham" which shows two beings facing each other, which were described by Joseph Smith as representing the Holy Ghost and God the Father, the latter clearly showing an aroused male sex organ.
    After Smith published this sketch in his newspaper in 1842, which offended Mormon sensibilities, the phallic portion was whited out for more than a century until the "restored" LDS church decided in 1981 to restore what had long been censored!
    Equally shocking was the discovery that the "Book of Abraham" had nothing to do with Abraham or his God but was actually based on ancient Egyptian funeral documents depicting occultic obscene practices - and the original sketches showed an erotic phallus on both beings including the one Smith blasphemously claimed was the Holy Ghost!
    For further information see "Book of Abraham" (Wikipedia). Also see Jerald and Sandra Tanner's "Mormonism - Shadow or Reality?" which on 76 pages reproduces the original Egyptian X-rated drawings and shows how Smith altered them and created one of his many frauds. Highlights in the classic Tanner work can be seen by typing "Facts From Mormons (By a Utah Resident)" and "What LDS Leaders Say" on Yahoo.
    (NOTE: The above exhibits the separation of religion and politics and DOES NOT promote any Presidential candidate! J.Y.)