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  •  You're forgetting the 1st clause of the 5th Amend (0+ / 0-)

    many people (who haven't actually read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights) know the 5th Amendment protects citizens from self-incrimination and due process.  But disregard the first clause which states, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, <italics>except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger."<italics>  The key here is this is a time of war/public danger.

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