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Are welcome back an interesting discussion now about this this latest poll.
Have Ron Paul holding a slim lead over Romney among likely Iowa caucus voters but critics say Ron Paul's campaign is based.
Off of doomsday scenarios that's a quote.
The presidential candidate rest recently released this statement about congress passing a bill to fund the Department of Defense says quote.
When the bar -- -- -- up to include political enemies.
Our descent into totalitarianism.
Is virtually assured the national defense authorization act that's what we're referring to.
He says accelerated significantly.
Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior he's here -- morning.
Walk us through.
Could this murky mess -- -- -- -- -- -- the defense authorization act and specifically the area which is out of contention is this idea that the United States government.
Could in prison indefinitely those.
Folks who are presumed to be of terrorism related charges but maybe not necessarily have gone through the process of law is that right -- -- Necessarily yes you're talking about al-Qaeda we're talking about terrorists are talking the people who were not Americans who can be detained.
And it arises from the concern that many Americans and people in congress had.
That we were going to be treating terrorists like common criminals.
In US courts is so this is a capacity to detain terrorists like al-Qaeda -- and the rationale being if we can kill them.
Overseas right there should be an availability in the law to keep didn't hear indefinite.
-- is it black and white -- and -- think the concern in would you agree or disagree with Ron Paul has been his assessment read another quote from this piece in the hill what he is quoted as saying it contains very basic and very critical stipulations about the due process of law -- the government cannot imprison a person for no reason and with no evidence presented at PayPal legal.
Yeah I think it's constitutionally sound -- -- lived under that under that law that the federal courts aren't by the relief.
And I think it's a perversion to say otherwise what he's saying is.
And I'm not sure whether it's America for after Apocalypse Now.
He's talking about a Soviet style.
He says that we -- descending into tyranny.
It's -- you don't believe that his Friday -- that it's and it's overblown that at the least incredible and that the -- -- look there -- a number of Republicans and there are a number of constitutional scholars who believe that the Patriot Act was a violation of direct civil liberty -- and there are a lot of people beating that -- Republicans were not necessarily happy right -- -- it -- that way so the Patriot -- he says is one step in that direction.
And -- he says the next step is now the defense authorization he -- a lot of things he talks about totalitarianism.
Is what we saw what Mussolini with Hitler.
With -- it in in North Korea that's totalitarianism.
And to compare.
-- what I think is a sound that provision.
In -- defense provision 670 billion dollars drive Afghanistan and -- Iraq.
Is really off the map so is it black and whether come back to that -- It's about I do believe think that is where our baby is it still cut and try to say that this particular person is he's not American he's a terrorist we know that for sure therefore that person can be held indefinitely is it that black and well -- I I I've I believe it is but I think it's part of a greater picture.
In which he believes.
That we should not have troops overseas we should bring them home we should cut the defense.
Budget and that any intrusion at -- -- Who as he believes into American society is a step towards tyranny -- step towards totalitarianism.
You know you look at his views in terms of defense.
And national security according to one made it men and -- Don Darrow -- done Darrell says that run hole.
Did not believe that we should enter World War II.
That it was none of our business.
In quote saving the Jews in World War II.
Now he also believes that the same time.
That this provision in this law adopted by congress signed by the president.
You know -- many Democrats many Republicans for it.
That it's about totalitarianism.
It's I think it's important to look at the context in which he's.
Approaching the world is it America first.
Or is it apocalypse.
Now is everything a doomsday.
Based upon government intervention.
Peter Johnson didn't -- it would junior we said it was -- interest in disguise that you think.
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