It's not quite that simple.Wrong. Under the legal precedent set by the Obama administration, invoking “terrorism” allows the president to exercise powers up to and including the assassination of US citizens globally, including on US soil.
At least it hasn't been implemented yet. But it's true most of our constitutional rights are in conflict with other laws that are now on the books.
Several of the insane laws they have passed like the Military Commissions Act, The National Defense Authorization Act, and new incarnations of the Patriot Act do indeed allow the government to torture or kill you without a trial, if it accuses you of terrorism.
And the official definition of terrorism is so broad, it could apply to almost anything. Terrorism in the US Gov'ts eyes is any act that is "dangerous" to human life, and all these laws require is that you have an "association" with a dangerous act or actor. In one infamous case the "association" was simply that a child was killed because his father was considered a terrorist. So if you post on a board like this one where people talk about not wearing their face masks, thereby endangering others, every one of us fits the criteria to be rounded up and sent to Guantanamo Bay *indefinately* as we have an "association" with a "dangerous" group. Or we could just be murdered, and no trial is needed. All that is needed is the accusation. The law to do so is already on the books today.
BUT on the other hand, we still have courts, we still require people generally to be charged with a crime and found guilty. So while they have laid the ground work for the utter destruction of our legal system, it hasn't yet been implemented. Laws like the Patriot Act and NDAA obviously conflict with other laws and constitutional protections. Until they put them to the test, we can assume the older laws are still on the books. Until they aren't.