The Road to a Police State: What is the Status of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012?


According to, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (“NDAA”) was presented to President Obama for signature on 21 December 2011:

Today is 31 December 2011 – ten days later – and as of 8:00am ET it is STILL posted as “pending”:

Here is how a bill supposedly becomes law:

“After its final passage by both houses, the bill is sent to the president.  If he approves, he signs it, and the bill becomes a law.  However, if he disapproves, he vetoes the bill by refusing to sign it and sending it back to the house of origin with his reasons for the veto…  Should the president desire neither to sign nor to veto the bill, he may retain it for ten days, Sundays excepted, after which time it automatically becomes a law without signature.  However, if Congress has adjourned within those ten days, the bill is automatically killed, that process of indirect rejection being known as a pocket veto.”

So the 64-dollar question remains…


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