Intolerable: NDAA Resistance Begins

Leaders unite across party lines to defend Constitution from NDAA

Average Iranians have witnessed this scene over and over again:

Van pulls up on city street.

Men get out.

A person is plucked right off the sidewalk, and a bag is forced over their head.

The hooded man is swept into the van.

The van leaves, with occupants never to be heard from again.

This is the stuff of Mullahs…this is the type of scene that Americans have associated with tyrannical governments all my life.

This is what’s now been OK’d by DC to do HERE and TO Americans.  No Miranda rights.  No lawyer.  They say the ‘homeland’ is a battlefield and that we are now subject to the rules of war, here at home.  In one flash of a pen, Obama has dismissed 3/4 of the Bill of Rights.

Dramatic reenactments aside, the coalition of activists that have already formed in response to the NDAA should assure you of the NDAA’s implications.

Already in 2012, state governments have begun to introduce legislation that points out the violations of the Bill of RIghts for starters- and in some cases identifies the NDAA as an act of treason, per our US Constitution.  3 Counties have already PASSED anti-NDAA resolutions- starting with El Paso County, CO.  4 Cities have.  Virginia’s NDAA nullification bill just passed their lower house 96-4.

Stewart Rhodes, Yale lawyer, veteran paratrooper & founder of Oath Keepers did not hesitate to lead his network into action against the dangerous NDAA indefinite detention provisions.

“Declaring the US a battlefield and placing Americans within the parameters of warfare is treason, as defined by the US Constitution.  Using these tactics inside the United States is directly equivalent to what the Third Reich did in Germany or what Stalin did in the USSR.” said Rhodes.

Big names will be participating in tomorrow’s media conference call, hosted by three organizations working together for the first time- Demand Progress, The Bill of Rights Defense Committee & The Tenth Amendment Center.  The three groups have planned to coordinate their response to the NDAA, forming a coalition that focuses progressive, libertarian and conservative activism networks against a single target.  Their press release for the event is as follows:

Transpartisan leaders from across the country work to restore due process

WASHINGTON, DC — In the first few weeks of 2012, at least six jurisdictions have enacted local resolutions opposing the military detention provisions of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by the president only a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, legislation to nullify the NDAA has been introduced in  legislatures of several states from coast-to-coast, with a Virginia bill passing the House of Delegates 96-4 last week.

Concerns about NDAA detention provisions transcend political party, ideology, and geography, and representatives in these diverse jurisdictions have stood up to resist an ongoing bipartisan assault on constitutional rights by federal officials. While a debate about the scope of the NDAA’s potential abuses continues to distract congressional policymakers, who voted without realizing the law’s terrifying implications, their counterparts in state and local governments are proving more conscientious, proactively acting on their oaths of office to defend the Constitution.

This Thursday, Feb. 23, a diverse group of state and local elected leaders from both major political parties, representing various parts of the country, will address their shared concerns about the need to restore due process in the wake of the damage wrought by the NDAA. These women and men have answered the call for all levels of government to actively work to restore vital limits on dangerous—and profoundly un-American—federal powers.

What:           A conference call to brief journalists about national momentum across local and state governments to repeal or nullify the NDAA’s detention provisions

When:         Thursday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST)

Where:        Journalists may contact Tenth Amendment Center to register for this event here:
http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/contact/

Who:           Speakers will include the following:

  • Naomi Wolf, author, journalist, former consultant to Vice President Al Gore
  • Bruce Fein, attorney and former Justice Department official under President Reagan
  • Missouri State Representative and former US Marine Paul Curtman (R)
  • North Carolina State Senator Ellie Kinnaird (D)
  • Washington State Rep. Matt Shea (R)
  • Northampton, MA City Councilor Bill Dwight (D)
  • El Paso, CO County Commissioner Peggy Littleton (R)

Sponsors:    Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Tenth Amendment Center, and Demand Progress

About the Bill of Rights Defense Committee

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) is a national non-profit grassroots organization formed in 2001 to defend the rule of law and rights and liberties challenged by overbroad national security and counter-terrorism policies. BORDC supports an ideologically, ethnically, geographically, and generationally diverse grassroots movement to protect and restore these principles by encouraging widespread civic participation; educating people about the significance of our rights; and cultivating grassroots networks to convert concern, outrage, and fear into debate and action. For more information, visit http://www.bordc.org or call (413) 582-0110.

About the Tenth Amendment Center

The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power as required by the Constitution. The Tenth Amendment Center, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Liberty Coalition, drafted the Liberty Preservation Act, now spreading across the country at both the state and local level.” For more information, visit http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/about/ or call (213) 935-0553.

About Demand Progress

Demand Progress is a grassroots organization with more than one million members which works to promote civil rights, civil liberties, and progressive government reform.  It helped lead the organizing effort in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, and has generated more than 200,000 emails to Congress and President Obama in opposition to the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. For more information, visit http://demandprogress.org.

3 Comments

  1. Shane

    February 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Thank you for standing up for our rights! We NEED to fight to repeal the N.D.A.A. as well as the patriot act as the they both violate the constitution!

  2. Karen Winters

    February 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Watching our rights disappear before our eyes is horrific. With so many unaware or checked out, I am grateful that you are standing up and being heard. How can we as individuals help?

  3. David McElroy

    March 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Count me against the NDAA 2012 Tyranny and a “winter soldier” among the patriots resisting the International Socialist Revolution led by our Communist-in-Chief, usurper Barack “Insane” Obama.
    I recall “Freedom is just another word for nothin’ left to lose,” and we are there, folks, nothin’ left to lose but our lives. Uncle Sam will end problems people suffer with Obamacare and FEMA. Dead people don’t collect benefits or worry about needing jobs, going hungry or being homeless or defrauded. We aren’t even going to have the right to protest after H.R. 347, dissent being criminalized. Topping it off, Obama declares to right to kill anybody, anywhere, anytime, just like Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, Che Guevara, Pol Pot or Idi Amin. Doesn’t it just warm the cockles of your heart? Live free or die trying!

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