cross-posted from the North Carolina Tenth Amendment Center
While we compile our letters to the legislature, Attorney General and others in our State Government, we thought we would share our request to Governor Perdue. We’ll let you know her response when and if we receive one.
Office of the Governor Bev Perdue
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Dear Governor Perdue;
The NDAA is the single biggest evisceration of our Bill of Rights in our lifetime. Never before have the definitions of terrorist and terrorist supporter been so vague and defined so broadly; never before have we codified into law a president’s non-existent authority to arrest and detain American citizens on American soil. The arrest and detention provision of NDAA should in the words of Congressman Ron Paul, “chill us to our core.”
As Governor, your duty to protect North Carolina’s citizens is clear. Towards this end we are urging you to do the following immediately:
1. Issue a formal and official statement condemning this act by Congress.
2. Ask the state legislature to author and pass a bill of nullification rendering the arrest and detention provisions of NDAA void and of no force inside the State of North Carolina. Sign this bill immediately upon passage.
3. Advise North Carolina’s Sheriffs as the Chief Law Enforcement Officers in their Counties to meet any attempts to implement of these provisions in their counties with the appropriate force to prevent such implementation.
4. Issue an advisory letter to President Obama, Congress and the Secretary of Defense that the arrest and detention provisions of NDAA are unconstitutional and as such are no law at all. State that these provisions are in the words of Jefferson “un-authoritative, void and of no force” in North Carolina.
5. Issue a letter of official dissatisfaction to both North Carolina US Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagen who voted AYE for this act and to all members of North Carolina’s delegation to the House of Representatives who voted AYE for this act. (The following did not: Mel Watt and David Price)
6. Issue a State of the State address to the people of North Carolina on your stand for LIBERTY and why this action was necessary.
These perilous times in our history require a stand for freedom. Your actions in this regard for the cause of LIBERTY will be remembered in 2014.