In the fight for liberty, like all worthwhile battles, we win some, and we lose some. Though putting up a great fight and coming close to winning, the Constitution took a painful blow, when the Smith-Amash-Gibson Amendment, which would have ended the fight against the tyrannical provisions in the 2012 NDAA, failed in the House on June 13 with a vote of 226-200.

The Smith-Amash-Gibson Amendment would have voided the provisions provided in sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA  this year for the up and coming NDAA FY 2014. The two un-American sections provide for the indefinite military detention without trial or charge of anyone including Americans. It’s defeat was practically a party-line vote, with mostly Republicans voting against repealing the two sections.
Though it was to be expected that the bill would not pass in either the House or the Senate, we would like to take a moment to thank those who are standing up for us and our Constitutional right to liberty. And conversely, to point out those whose irreverence for their oath of office and whose complete disregard for the well-being of “we the people” allowed for this treasonous vote against us.  
A big round of applause to Reps Gibson, Amash, and Smith for their stand on the Constitution, as well as the rest of the 200 Representatives who stood up for liberty and rule of Constitutional law.
Please take a moment out of your day to check out who the Representatives are that stood up for you and your rights, and thank them, letting them know how important this issue is to you. Note, too, who voted against the principles on which this country was founded, and let them know your disappointment.
We may have lost the battle, but the fight is not over yet.
-Raphaelle O’Neil