NDAA 2014

From the Tenth Amendment Center at this link:

“The federal government, under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), claims the power to arrest and detain people within the US and deny them access to courts, attorneys and more. In short, this is little more than government-sanctioned kidnapping”

This unconstitutional law eliminates Habeas Corpus
A writ of habeas corpus directs a person, usually a prison warden, to produce the prisoner and justify the prisoner’s detention. If the prisoner argues successfully that the incarceration is in violation of a constitutional right, the court may order the prisoner’s release.

You can be dragged from your home and placed into a detention center without benefit of charges or an attorney. This is not the United States that we used to have.

The 10th Amendment of the US Constitution provides for powers to the states of those not specifically granted to the federal government. This means that states may choose to carve out federal laws which it deems unconstitutional.

Will Brownsberger and all of those who represent us have the power to come together to carve out an exclusion to this draconian – totalitarian state of affairs.

We need to move forward house bill H1428 in 2014.

Mr. Brownsberger – please – do all you can to protect the citizens of Massachusetts against the NDAA act of 2012

The enactment into law by the United States Congress of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Public Law Number 112-81, is inimical to the liberty, security and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and was adopted by the United States Congress in violation of the limits of federal power in United States Constitution, including but not limited to, those listed in Section 2 of this act.

3 replies on “NDAA 2014”

  1. Thanks for posting. I do think that there are legitimate concerns about the federal anti-terrorism powers.

    However, I think this is a job for your Congressman or Congresswoman. The matters that you seek to address are not practical subjects of state legislation.

  2. Will, I must respectfully disagree with you here.
    When our Federal Government has failed us. When our elected officials and our courts have chosen to pass draconian anti-constitutional laws which remove basic civil liberty protections then it is not only our right – but our duty – to exercise what legal protections our constitution affords to us to oppose these unconstitutional laws.

    Madison and Jefferson called it annulment. Its embodied in the 10th amendment. Its the power of the states to carve out regions of lawfulness. Not only should the states do this – but our cities and towns should make resolutions against laws which remove our rights under Habeas Corpus.

    These are the types of things which go beyond the normal state level legislation. These things fly in the face of one’s party – one’s president – and speak truth to power.

    H1428 is the chance for Massachusetts to bring back constitutionality under NDAA 2014. I would hope that you would reconsider your feelings on this.

    It is my hope that you will take a vocal stance in support of H1428.


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