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.Details