Wednesday, July 11, 2012
“30 Indefinite Detention and Hal Rogers
Hal Rogers has the following recent voting record regarding indefinite detention. “30 Indefinite Detention. “Detainee-related language in the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4310) is so sweeping that American citizens accused of being terrorists can be detained by the U.S. military and held indefinitely without habeas corpus and without even being tried and found guilty in a court of law. “Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) offered an amendment to strike this language from the bill, but the House rejected Smith’s amendment on May 18, 2012 by a vote of 182 to 238 (Roll Call 270). We have assigned pluses to the yeas because the War on Terror must not be allowed to destroy constitutional legal protections, including the issuance of a warrant based on probable cause (Fourth Amendment) and the right to a trial (Sixth Amendment).” The New American, July 9, 2012, page 24. Hal Rogers voted against the Adam Smith Amendment May 18, 2012, Roll Call 270. The New American, July 9, 2012, page 23. Kenneth Stepp, as your Congressman, would have voted for the Adam Smith Amendment May 18, 2012, Roll Call 270, and in favor of the Fourth Amendment and the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, unlike Congressman Rogers who voted against the Amendment. Protect the United States Constitution, support the Fourth Amendment and the Sixth Amendment, elect Stepp to the U.S. House KY-05 in November!