The President will not veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over provisions codifying the use of indefinite military detention on American soil.
The NDAA is profoundly unconstitutional, and destroys the fundamental principle of Due Process that was part of the founding of this country.
I expect this kind of tyranny from Republicans, and we saw a whole lot of it from the
CheneyBush administration. One of the reasons I supported Obama over Clinton was his repeated campaign promises to restore the rule of law to America. Of all the promises he’s broken (and there are a lot of them), this is the one that broke my back.
Yes, he has done some good things for America. Yes, the GOP is fucking insane and is actively trying to destroy America so Obama doesn’t get reelected… but that doesn’t make it okay — in my opinion — for him or any other president to take a giant shit on their oath of office and abandon due process for anyone.
So this is the last straw, and Barack Obama has lost my vote, my money, and anything I could do to campaign for his reelection.