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Defeat NDAA Kidnapping, Again!

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in 2011. Parts of that law make America into a war zone. The military has special powers in a war zone. It can snatch anyone and hold them indefinitely, without trial. Americans could be subject to a military tribunal instead of a civilian court. 

Strip away the euphemisms. If you remove due process then detention is kidnapping. It’s that simple.

We sent the following message on Monday. We must be sure you didn’t miss it!

First we won . . .

Do you remember when Judge Forrest ruled that President Obama’s legalized kidnapping powers were unconstitutional?

Then came doubt . . .

We regret to report that our victory is now jeopardized. And we need your help to fight the new danger.

Here’s where we stand . . .

Federal appeals judges stayed Forrest’s ruling on October 2nd.

This means Forrest’s ruling will re-considered by this appeals court.

Can we win again?

It’s clear to us that the appeals court suffers from the same problem as many in Congress and the media. They don’t understand what the NDAA detention provisions actually do.

The NDAA detention provisions were written in a tricky way, to fool people, and the trick is working.

Someone needs to show the appeals court that NDAA legalizes kidnapping by the President.

Who will expose the trick?

Who will show the federal appeals court what the law really says, and how it really works?

We eagerly want this job. WE KNOW NO ONE CAN DO IT BETTER. We need your help to do it. We want to write a new brief for this new stage in the trial process. Will you help us?

There’s good news and bad news

The good news is that we have about a month to get this brief done. But that’s also the bad news, because . . .

People often wait until the deadline to provide funding.

Please don’t do that. Fund this project now so we can start soon and finish early.

Contribute using the secure form at the Downsize DC Foundation.

What it will take . . .

On Monday, DC Downsizers responded. We received about HALF of the support we need for this project.

We still require . . .

  • At least two $500 donors.
  • No less than 35 contributors of varying amounts.

Another way to contribute is the monthly pledge. We have the luxury of time on this one. But that’s not always the case! Pledgers permit us to plan ahead and act quickly on projects. The average pledger gives $14 per month. But you can start a monthly pledge for as little $1 per month.

Contributions to this project are tax-deductible if you itemize.

We can accept gifts of stock as well. If you want to donate stock, email us at

And, provided you don’t check the box to keep your name off public lists, every donor to this effort will have their name placed on the Founder’s roster at

Thank you for your enthusiastic support in the fight,

Jim Babka
Downsize DC Foundation

P.S. President Obama expressed doubt about the legality of the detention provisions when he signed the NDAA. He promised to never use them.

Now the President is fighting to preserve those powers. 

This is just like when George W. Bush signed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law while admitting that it was unconstitutional.

It doesn’t matter which side gets elected, we always end up with hypocrisy and criminality.

So far, only the courts have given us any protection against this gangsterism, such as the landmark decision we earned in the Jones case. We need your support to enter this fight.