Congressman Ron Paul took time out from the presidential campaign trail to return to Congress today to vote against raising the debt ceiling (again!). While there he took to the well of the House of Representatives to introduce a bill torepeal the most dangerous parts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Those sections, which we have been talking about on our Principles and Policies broadcast/podcast for the last several weeks, would allow American citizens to be “detained” indefinitely without access to the writ of habeus corpus by presidential fiat.
According to this story on The Hill’s website, without mentioning his name, Paul also slammed Senator Lindsey Graham who is quoted as stating “When they say, ‘I want my lawyer,’ you tell them, ‘Shut up. You don’t get a lawyer’” as Graham spoke in favor of the NDAA.
We will keep you apprised of the particulars of Paul’s bill as they become known.