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Texas NDAA Nullification Bill Includes Criminal Charges for Federal Agents
Tenth Amendment ^ | 12 November 2012 | Michael Boldin

Posted on 11/14/2012 10:12:20 AM PST by Windflier

At the close of 2011, Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the year 2012. In it are what some constitutional experts consider to be some of the greatest constitutional violations in American history. At issue are sections 1021 and 1022 which, in essence, create a new power for the federal government to “indefinitely detain” – without due process – any person. Indefinitely. That’s little different than kidnapping.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; ndaa
In response, there’s been a bit of a firestorm from people across the political spectrum. Local communities in Colorado sent out the first warning shots, passing resolutions and ordinances rejecting such power earlier this year. Then, at the close of the 2012 state legislative session, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed House Bill 1160, making that state the first to pass a law not only rejecting the federal act, but fully banning any state agency from cooperating with the feds on it.

Currently, more than 15 local communities have done the same. Michigan is also considering a bill that is similar to Virginia’s. And today, Texas State Representative Lyle Larson introduced House Bill 149 (HB149), the Texas Liberty Preservation Act. This might be the strongest anti-NDAA bill introduced yet.

It states, in part:

Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81) violate portions of federal law, the United States Constitution, and the Texas Constitution and, as such, are invalid and illegal in this state.

It also, like Virginia’s law, requires full noncompliance with the federal act:

It is the policy of this state to refuse to provide material support for or to participate in any way with the implementation within this state of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81). Any act to enforce or attempt to enforce those laws is in violation of this subchapter.

But, the Texas legislation takes it a step further, codifying into State law criminal penalties for violation of the act by even federal agents:

A person who is an official, agent, or employee of the United States or an employee of a corporation providing services to the United States commits an offense if the person enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, a rule or regulation, an order, or any law of the United States in violation of this subchapter.

An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by confinement for a term not to exceed one year, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both the confinement and the fine.

This coming legislative session, Texas won’t be alone in its efforts. Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect at least 10 other states considering the same. And potentially dozens of counties and cities can be expected to move along these lines as well.


If you live in Texas, contact your State Representative and Senator, and encourage them to support HB149. You can find legislative contact information HERE.

Texans on Facebook (HERE) can also get involved in a grassroots organizing group. this is essential for legislative success.

Urge your county commission or town council to consider a local Liberty Preservation Resolution HERE.

If you live outside of Texas, contact your State Representative or Senator and urge them to introduce state level liberty preservation legislation. You can find model legislation HERE.

Track nationwide efforts against NDAA detention HERE.

1 posted on 11/14/2012 10:12:29 AM PST by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Defense bill passes House, faces veto

'Ultimately, though, the effort came up short. Their amendment was voted down, 238 to 182.

This strange-bedfellows coalition had rallied behind a proposal that would have made it clear that suspected terrorists detained in the United States must be charged with crimes and tried in federal courts.

Leading the charge were Reps. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, and Justin Amash, a tea party-backed Republican from Michigan. Their amendment was considered on the House floor as lawmakers haggled over the details of this year’s defense authorization bill.

And with debate stretching past 1:30 a.m. Friday, House members called it a night and put off the vote on the Smith-Amash amendment until after 9:20 a.m.

“This is an extraordinary amount of power to give the president – to give the government the power to take away people’s rights and to lock them up without so much as a court hearing,” Smith said during an impassioned plea for support.'

2 posted on 11/14/2012 10:25:15 AM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Windflier

Go, Lyle! That’s MY legislator (and my friend)!

3 posted on 11/14/2012 10:41:14 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr

Gee Fella, you are looking at this all wrong.

Obama always points out how he and President Lincoln are so much alike, and this is exactly what President Lincoln did during the Civil war.

Maruland Legislators were scooped up ,placed in prison and kept there without trial.

Lincoln dod not Recognise Habeas Corpus and he was a lawyer.

4 posted on 11/14/2012 10:47:55 AM PST by Venturer
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