URGENT: Action Needed on NDAA Nullification in Virginia!

Virginia House Bill 1160 (HB1160), what many are calling the “NDAA nullification bill”, is in trouble – even after a big Senate vote in favor this week – with one final House of Delegates hurdle on Friday, March 2nd. This is a bill to require state noncompliance with the new “kidnapping provisions” of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act – sections 1021 and 1022. A LOT of people want to see this bill die, not pass by a veto-proof majority.

Here’s the deal. The Tenth Amendment Center STRONGLY supports passage of HB1160, which is needed in the House right now to concur with the Senate’s vote this week. And we urge you to contact your Delegates tonight by phone and/or email to support passage of HB1160. You can find their contact information here:
http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/MWebsiteTL?OpenView

Please strongly, but politely, encourage your delegate to support passage of House Bill 1160 immediately. A veto-proof majority will make sure that Governor McDonnell can’t play politics with the bill in pursuit of a VP slot on the 2012 national ballot!

WHAT’S THE CONTROVERSY?

The bill passed in the House 96-4. It then went to the Senate, which passed an amended version, 39-1.

The Senate amended bill says:

1. § 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no agency or political subdivision of the Commonwealth, or employee of same acting in his official capacity, shall aid an agency of the United States in the unlawful detention of any United States citizen pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (P.L. 112-81, § 1021).

The House passed a version that says:

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Utah Joins the Resistance Against NDAA Kidnapping

by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars

Utah has become the latest state to revolt against the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), introducing a resolution urging Congress to repeal the law that allows Americans to be incarcerated without trial.

Following in the footsteps of Virginia, which earlier this month passed a House bill that codifies noncompliance with the “kidnapping provisions” of section 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, the resolution “expresses disapproval” of the same provisions, noting that they serve to “violate a right guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Utah Constitution.”

“Be it further resolved that the Legislature of the State of Utah, the Governor concurring therein, urges the United States Congress to repeal or clarify Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA to protect the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and Utah Constitution,” states the resolution (PDF).

The NDAA bill, which was signed into law by President Obama under the radar on New Years Eve while he was on vacation in Kailua, hands the government power to “allow the military to indefinitely detain terror suspects, including American citizens arrested in the United States, without charge.”

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Sound Money Bills Advance in the States

On February 29th, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sat in front of his longtime nemesis, Rep. Ron Paul and testified on behalf of the Federal Reserve, attempting to justify the Fed’s monetary policy.  During the testimony, congressman Paul did something unusual.  He reached into his pocket and pulled out a United States minted silver eagle.  He then informed Mr. Bernanke that when he took over as Chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2006 that silver “dollar” would buy 4 gallons of gasoline, while today it would buy 11 gallons.  “That’s preservation of value” he informed the Chairman.  He’s right, and this exchange underscores two reasons why it is critical for states to restore use of constitutional tender (gold and silver specie.)

First of all, to “preserve the value” of each citizen’s money.  Mainstream media stories abound today predicting that gasoline will reach $6 per gallon this year.  Combine that with an expectation that one ounce of silver is expected to rise to$50 per ounce during that same time period and you can see a trend developing – continued devaluation of the dollar, and continued preservation of purchasing power by sound money.

The second reason states need to restore constitutional tender is Dr. Paul’s warning that “the Fed is going to self destruct” when its policies lead to the eventual loss of control over the national currency – Federal Reserve Notes.  When that happens, states that have not enacted sound money legislation will have no choice but to be subject to whatever the global banking establishment (IMF, BIS) decides the replacement will be.  And if recent history is to be heeded (Greece anyone?), that means the loss of national sovereignty for any nation placed within its jurisdiction.

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Thousands of Your Dollars Wasted on Bad Energy Policy

When President Obama took office the price of gas was $1.86 a gallon. Today it averages about $3.50. If you are “lucky” enough to live in California it is over $4.00 a gallon. Gas goes up and down but why? And more importantly what does it mean to the economy and your family?

A few simple math equations to make the point:

To fill a 20 gallon tank:

At $1.86 it costs $37.20

At $3.50 it costs $70.00

The difference of $32.80 every time you fill up your tank.

Now let’s say you have to fill up once a week. The average commuter may have to do it more and depending on the car you drive it may vary as well.

At $1.86 the cost per year is $1934.40 a year to keep your gas tank full once a week.

At $3.50 the cost per year $3640.00 a year to keep your gas tank full once a week.

A difference of $1705.60 a year for a once a week fill up for one car.

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