Skip to comments.Arizona Bill Nullifies the NDAA, Protecting Citizens' Civil Liberties
Posted on 04/10/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
The Arizona House of Representatives will not cooperate with the federal government in denying due process to citizens of the Grand Canyon State.
By a vote of 34 to 24, the House passed HB 2573, a bill that would, among other things, prevent state officials from participating in the indefinite detention of Americans by the president as authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA).
The measure would amend Title 41 of the Arizona code by adding a section prohibiting state governmental compliance with unconstitutional federal mandates.
A majority of Arizonas state lawmakers recognize that Arizona is, along with her 49 sister states, a sovereign entity endowed with what James Madison described as numerous and indefinite powers. The federal government, on the other hand, possesses only few and defined powers, Madison wrote in The Federalist, No. 45.
Thankfully, there are yet found among the nations hundreds of elected state and local representatives a small but well-informed minority that understands and appreciates that concept and the significant role states are designed to play in the defense of liberty.
One such official is Arizona state Representative Carl Seel (R-Phoenix), HB 2573s chief sponsor.
"Every public officer is required to uphold the Constitution not only of the United States [but], in our case, the state of Arizona as well," Seel said, as quoted in the Arizona Daily Star. The article goes on to quote Seel explaining that his bill "best reflects preserving, where possible, the individual civil liberties."
While text of the bill lays out specific ways in which the NDAA denies citizens of many of the most basic constitutionally protected civil liberties, the surprising scope of the NDAA is unfamiliar to many.
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Then why do they keep electing McCain?
In the war against encroaching leftist statism, our first bullet should be nullification.
I'm proud of my home state! Go AZ!
and who the hell are the 24 who voted the wrong way????
That may be the Question Of The Year!
Wouldn’t want to give up the power of a “senior senator” would they?
I’ve heard this from a Nebraskan back in the early 2000’s - they wouldn’t want to vote against their incumbant democrat senator because they’d be giving up too much power in the senate.
Is this why the WH and DOJ go after Arizona so aggressively? (When other states are taking steps to protect sovereignty).
“Then why do they keep electing McCain?”
Open Primaries and Vote Fraud.
Obviously your not following the 10th amendment Center States across the Federation are standing up against NDAA and a host of other federal usurpation.
Years of hard work among 10thers and other conservatives has succeeded in building the foundation of a rebellion against Washington tyranny among our States legislators.
We must encourage and fuel this rebellion against tyranny to see to it that it grows in both strength and number until it has the power to stop this evil before it consumes us.