PHOENIX (March 5, 2012) – Efforts to block NDAA detention without due process got a big boost in Arizona.
On March 1, the Arizona senate passed SB1182 by a 21-9 margin.
The bill 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.
The Senate followed up Monday passing SCR1011, a resolution that 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.
Both bills now move on to the Arizona House. Sen. Sylvia Allen sponsored both bills. Her aide says she thinks both pieces of legislation have a good chance of passing the House as well.
“Each step states take against federal kidnapping is important,” Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey said. “Hopefully, the Arizona House can get both of these bills passed, and Gov. Brewer will sign SB1182 into law. If the Grand Canyon State stands up and says it intends to protect its citizens, other states will be emboldened to do the same. Get enough states on board and we can render this unconstitutional attack on basic civil rights effectively void throughout the U.S.”
YOU can make a difference!
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.