Ted Cruz on 2012 NDAA

Last Updated : Apr 11, 2012

Summary

In January of 2012, SG Cruz tweeted that he opposed the NDAA, noting that it allowed for the indefinite detention of US citizens without habeas corpus and was unconstitutional. A month later, he was quoted by the Houston Chronicle as stated that the Constitution does not allow an American citizen, arrested on U.S. soil, to be detained indefinitely without a trial and that Government power, unchecked, is always a threat to individual liberty.

 

Threat to Liberty

On February 3, 2012 SG Cruz was quoted by the Houston Chronicle as saying that unchecked government power was always a threat to liberty.

(America) should always remain vigilant in the war on terror, but the Constitution does not allow an American citizen, arrested on U.S. soil, to be detained indefinitely without a trial.

Government power, unchecked, is always a threat to individual liberty.

 

Tweet

On January 3, 2012 SG Cruz tweeted that President Obama had signed the NDAA and that the legislation was unconstitutional.

Obama signed NDAA that allows govt to detain citizens on U.S. soil—indefinitely—w/o habeas corpus. It's wrong & it's unconstitutional

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