NDAA Nullification Passes Arizona House Committee

After being left for dead, Arizona Senate Bill 1182 (SB1182), what many are referring to as the NDAA Nullification Act, is breathing life once again after the House Rules committee passed it by a vote of 6-3 this week.
SB1182 recently passed the Senate by a 21-9 vote.  This week, the rules committee voted it down, 5-4.  But, after a strong grassroots campaign pressed 2 “swing votes” on the committee to reconsider, a motion was made today to do just that.  It wasn’t on the calendar but was voted on promptly.  Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect it to go to a full house vote sometime next week.  (Arizona residents – please see action steps below!)
The bill states in part that:  “this state and any agency of this state shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012”


Why conservatives should want the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare

Oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are wrapped up. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling in June. In the meantime, conservatives, constitutionalists and libertarians will anxiously await the Supreme Court’s decision, hoping that the justices find the mandate unconstitutional. They should be hoping for the…


Who Voted Against the Constitution – Again?

In Who Voted Against the Constitution, we saw which of Pennsylvania’s Washington contingent voted for the unconstitutional provisions in the Patriot Act.

This post updates that information with another column to record how our legislators feel about the indefinite detention provisions in HR1540, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The next-to-last column is the legislator’s vote for or against the Patriot Act, and the last column is the legislator’s vote for or against the 2012 NDAA.

Entries in red voted in favor of both acts. Entries in orange voted in favor of one, and entries in green voted against both.