PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 14, 2012) – A bill blocking implementation of indefinite detention provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act and a resolution condemning those kidnapping provisions both passed out of Arizona House committees Wednesday
SCR1011 passed 8-0 out in the House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee, with one member absent. SCR1011 declares:
That the Members of the Legislature condemn sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA as they purport to repeal posse comitatus and authorize the President of the United States to use the armed forces of the United States to police American citizens, to indefinitely detain persons captured within the United States without charge until the end of hostilities as purportedly authorized by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, to subject persons captured within the United States to military tribunals, and to transfer persons captured within the United States to a foreign country or foreign entity.
The resolution still needs to pass out of the rules committee before moving on to a House Caucus for a second reading. If it passed that, it will proceed to the Committee of the Whole for debate and then on to a final vote.
SB1182 would prohibit any agency of the state from providing material support for or from participating in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Public Law 112‑81, against any citizen of the United States. It also passed out of the House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee by a 6-3 vote, keeping it on track for final House approval.
Both the resolution and the bill previously passed the Senate by a wide margin. They’ve been introduced as a two-step strategy. The goal is to pass a binding bill, but if Gov Brewer, for some reason, decides to veto, the resolution will still serve as the statement of the legislature with a future effort to override a veto.
If you live in Arizona, the time to act is now. Contact your representative and politely insist that they pass both pieces legislation. And also contact Gov. Brewer and let her know you expect the State of Arizona to do what James Madison insisted was its duty and interpose on behalf of its citizens to stop the progress of evil.
Click HERE for Arizona legislature contact information.
Click HERE for the Gov. Brewer’s contact information.
To track NDAA nullification legislation across the U.S., click HERE.
If you don’t live in Arizona and your state has not taken steps to stop kidnapping under the NDAA, you can find model Liberty Preservation Act legislation that you can propose to your state representative or senator HERE.
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