Looks like our Congresscritters and Senators are trying to ride roughshod - yet again - over the Constitution. Mother Jones reports:
In a closed-door negotiation, top Republican and Democratic lawmakers have killed a ban on detaining American citizens without trial.
The Senate approved the ban, a bipartisan effort led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), as an amendment to the 2013 defense spending bill in a vote last month. But once the House and Senate met to negotiate the differences between their versions of the bill, the ban was scrapped.
There's more at the link. Note, too, that unlike some conservatives might expect, it was a Democratic Party Senator who opposed this unconstitutional measure (which violates the due process clause of the 5th Amendment wholesale). Another Democrat and two Republicans thought it was just peachy.
Every elected representative in Congress and the Senate must take an oath of office. It reads:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Since each and every Congresscritter and Senator who has voted for and will vote for this measure is or will be in active violation of his or her oath of office, can we please impeach the whole bloody lot of them?