Letter to my Congressman About the NDAA

Dear Congressman___________: By voting yes on the NDAA YOU have failed Liberty 101:

Congressman_____, you are complicit in the most egregious evisceration of our Bill of Rights in our lifetime. Your YES vote to the military arrest and indefinite detention of American citizens IN AMERICA is a repudiation of the protections bequeathed to us by the Framers and the Ratifiers under their construction of the constitution.

Your YES vote to NDAA makes a potential enemy of the state of every blogger, activist or organized faction who comes too close to the truth or gains too much of a following.

Your Yes vote to NDAA takes down the shield of the following constitutional protections:

•Article I Section 9, Clause 2’s right to seek Writ of Habeas Corpus;

•The First Amendment’s right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances;

•The Fourth Amendment’s right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures;

•The Fifth Amendment’s right to be free from charge for an infamous or capitol crime until presentment or indictment by a Grand Jury;

•The Fifth Amendment’s right to be free from deprivation of life, liberty, or property, without Due Process of law;

•The Sixth Amendment’s right in criminal prosecutions to enjoy a speedy trial by an impartial jury in the State and District where the crime was committed;

•The Sixth Amendment’s right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;

•The Sixth Amendment’s right confront witnesses;

•The Sixth Amendment’s right to Counsel;

• The Eighth Amendment’s right to be free from excessive bail and fines, and cruel and unusual punishment;

•The Fourteenth Amendment’s right to be free from deprivation of life, liberty, or property, without Due Process of law;

Your YES vote to NDAA is not just some minor academic argument we can all agree to disagree on and let stand. Your YES vote to NDAA is a 1776 issue.

Your YES vote to NDAA repudiates several of our original grievances with King George and Great Britain found in our Declaration of Independence as follows:

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments

Voting YES to NDAA is an unforgiveable act of treachery. No one who voted YES to NDAA deserves re-election. No matter what you do from here on out, the level of treachery exhibited by you with this single vote puts you on the wrong side of the constitution. Any individual or group who runs interference for you should seriously search their hearts for their own position on individual liberty.

You had the opportunity to make a “bold statement” for LIBERTY. You failed. Instead you turned it into an OJ Simpson moment, erasing with one act of inconceivable evil anything good you may have done before or will do again after this attack on freedom.

That even discussing the possibility of these provisions should come up in the halls of Congress is disgusting enough. For it to be passed with such bipartisan support suggests that time has expired to decide if one stands with The Constitution, Every Issue, Every Time, No Exceptions, No Excuses; or one is more interested in making friends with political insiders and supporting a party agenda.

One opposes tyranny, or one enables it. There is no middle ground and time is not an ally. Wrapping tyranny in the flag and calling it security makes it no less evil.

I call upon you to repudiate your YES vote to NDAA and admit your grievous error.

I also demand you join with Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Ron Paul, Rep. John Duncan and Rep. Walter Jones and Co-Sponsor HR 3785: To repeal section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

In Liberty and Freedom,

Curtis Bard


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