The Senate Judiciary Comittee will hold a hearing on the NDAA-National Defense Authorization Act-At 10:00 AM On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. I urge everyone to participate in informing your Senators and Representatives and also watching the hearing.
With momentum around the Country resulting in States already nullifying the NDAA (opting out of recognizing it as law), Congress will hear the concerns that the bill is not only Unconstitutional, but also represents a gross misunderstanding of the delegation of authority under the Constitution of the United States.
David Seaman was more than ready to break this story HERE, and thanks to the work of the Tenth Amendment Center, ACLU, and many others, the story is spreading across the Country. The mainstream media deserves criticism for near zero news coverage ranging from Pre-NDAA “Deliberation”, NDAA vote, NDAA passage, to Post-NDAA explanation.
[Texas Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul on introduction of legislation against NDAA]
Dr. Thomas Woods of the Mises Institute, who is well-renowned for his expertise in nullification, has written NULLIFY NOW! among other actionable causes to spread the knowledge of liberty and inspire Constitutional objection of tyrannical law.
Nullification, as explained under my interpretation from Dr. Woods research, is the doctrine of the States to object to tyrannical law, and under many cases, object to it on the under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution, which reserves all privileges not given to Federal Gov. to State, and acknowledges the ultimate authority as the people.
The provisions within the National Defense Authorization Act, in my opinion, completely justify moves by State Legislatures and organizations to act on the Tenth Amendment and stop the NDAA.
In addition, thanks to David Seaman and the National Lawyers Guild, and as others have pointed out, the Constitutional violations of the National Defense Authorization Act form a list alongside the Tenth Amendment:
Violates United States Constitution Article 1 Section 9 Clause 2:
NDAA denies right to Habeas Corpus, a writ by which an individual can be released from unlawful detention
Violates United States Constitution Article 3 Section 3:
NDAA authorizes indefinite detention against Article 3 Section 3 which provides those charged with treason heightened due process protections
Violates United States Constitution Amendment 4:
NDAA Authorizes indefinite detention and before amended, authorized the detainment of citizens even after an Innocent verdict from a Jury, against the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seuizeure
Violates United States Constitution Amendment 5:
NDAA Detainment provisions violate Amendment 5 right of prohibition of deprivations of liberty without due process
Violates United States Constitution Amendment 6:
NDAA Detainment Provisions violate Amendment 6 right to a speedy public trial, ability to confront witnesses, knowledge of crime, and assistance of council
In total, thus far, that is at-least 5 Constitutional violations, all of course in the name of “security”. The Senators and Representatives supporting the bill and its provisions, which also includes the Obama Administration, justify the sacrifice of Constitutional rights with the cause of the protection of Constitutional rights.
The hypocrisy in their support, even if it was well-intended, does not justify violating the law of the land-the Constitution-just because current officials give statements saying they won’t violate rights. If the authority to violate rights is given to one administration, regardless of their use of that authority, it gives future administrations the power to use it. Are supporters of this bill willing to say and guarantee that all future administrations and holders of authority will not use it to detain citizens indefinitely and in violation of the Constitution?
Are supporters willing to explain how the sacrifice of essential liberty results in the growth of essential liberty? If the goal of the suspects the NDAA provisions are intended to punish is to rid Americans and the world of freedom, how does the preemptive sacrifice of our rights by Politicians work to ensure the survival of America and the philosophy of the Constitution?
I ask that all those interested in securing the natural rights the Constitution highlighted, and that the Founders talked about, and which secure the individual right of you or your family to pursue their financial and personal goals, not only review the following list of action items, but review the list put out by the ACLU, Tenth Amendment Center, and come up with your own way to get the word out to your State and Congressional Senators and Representatives, and the people they are supposed to represent.
Quick Action Items
- Look up and understand what the NDAA is
- If you Oppose, Call YOUR Congressional Senator and tell them why they should OPPOSE NDAA
- Review the Liberty Preservation Act and consider groups to deliver it to State Legislators
- You may fill out the ACLU form to contact Congress
- Research and inform your Congressional Representative, State Senators, State Reps
What to watch:
- Senate Judiciary NDAA Hearing Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
- Tell the Virginia State Senate to STOP, UPDATE: Virginia Senate Nullifies NDAA!: HERE
- Tell the Arizona State Senate to STOP NDAA: Status Here (Arizona Senate REPEALS NDAA, ONTO HOUSE)
- Tell the Tennessee State Senate to STOP NDAA: Status Here
- Find Your State’s Progress: HERE
- How Your Congressional Reps/Senators vote/react, how local State Senators/Reps vote/react