NDAA Nullification up for a Vote in the Arizona House

Arizona Senate Bill 1182 (SB1182) is one step away from being sent to Governor Jan Brewer for a signature. 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”

After passing the Senate by a vote of 21-9, the bill quickly went to a House committee vote and was rejected 5-4. But, a strong grassroots campaign pressed 2 “swing votes” on the committee to reconsider, and a motion was made within days to do just that.  It wasn’t on the calendar but was voted on promptly. It passed the House Rules committee by a vote of 6-3 last month.

Although the bill was expected to move quickly through the “committee of the whole” in the House and then on to the full house for a floor vote, it didn’t budge. Opponents used parliamentary procedures to try to hold the bill over to next year too – effectively killing it. But again, the grassroots rose up and put pressure on both the Speaker of the House and other key members. SB1182 was placed on the calendar for the House Committee of the Whole today – and passed by a voice vote.

Next step? A vote by the full House – expected soon. (ACTION STEPS AND FULL BILL TEXT BELOW)


Missouri Nullification bills on House and Senate floor

I am sending this note of good news to patriot leaders across the state to prepare them to respond to what I think are the two most important pieces of legislation to be considered in Jefferson City this year.

Both are expressions of Missouri sovereignty (State’s Rights) and leverage the public disdain for the biggest government power grab in over half a century – Obamacare.


HB 1534 “declares that the federal law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, exceeds the power granted to Congress under the United States Constitution and therefore is not law, but is altogether void and of no force.”

That’s right, Missouri is going to tell the federal government that they have no jurisdiction beyond the powers enumerated in the U.S. Constitution and that we intend to “support and defend” the Constitution by telling them we will not allow our people to be subjected to liberty-stealing unconstitutional federal edicts!  It’s about time.

It would be reaonable for one to ask why go forward with a nullification bill when it looks like the US Supreme Court might rule Obamacare unconstitutional anyway.  There are several good reasons:


URGENT ACTION ALERT: Arizona NDAA bill on its deathbed


PHOENIX (April 15, 2012) – A proposed Arizona bill that would block state agencies from cooperating with the feds on National Defense Authorization Act detention without due process needs your HELP right now.

Initially, the Arizona House Rules committee voted 5-4 to kill SB1182. After a grassroots push and adept political maneuvering by bill sponsor Sen. Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake), two committee members saw the light and reversed course, and the committee passed the bill on to the full House. The bill was placed on the calender to go to the Committee of the Whole for debate on April 4, the final step before a full House vote. But the bill was delayed and pulled from the calender, and hasn’t seen the light of day since.

Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center say they think Speaker of the House Andy Tobin (R – Dewey) may feel political pressure to keep the bill off the calender. Keep in mind, Sen. John McCain hails from the Grand Canyon State and wields significant power in the Arizona Republican Party.  He remains a strong proponent of the detention provisions written into sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA. Pressure might also emanate from the governor’s office. Despite her “states’ rights” rhetoric, Gov. Brewer doesn’t always govern according to her “principles.” She vividly demonstrated this fact Thursday with her veto of a sheriffs first bill. And finally, Tobin may just not like the legislation. Perhaps he favors federal kidnapping of Arizona citizens.


New buzz words: “States rights and sound money”

Anyone working around Washington, D.C. 30 years back will recall the phrase “leadership and excellence.” Buzz words and a rising anthem for a new generation of men in yellow power ties. Until Bill and Ted started greeting people, “Be excellent to one another!” The phrase became so tiresome that James A. Baker, who worked at the White House, rigged the computers so that they would balk when anyone used the word “excellent.” Then overnight it flipped. Women’s garments with shoulder pads replaced the yellow ties and power lunches and when Bill Clinton entered the White House the “leadership and excellence” generation was replaced by the “diversity and globalization” generation. Good bye to all that and to Al Gore too and Lady Gaga. The storied Fourth Generation has arrived with The Hunger Games. We are going to need some new buzz words. How about “States rights and sound money”?

Tom Brokow, Al Gore and many others have written about a book titled “The Fourth Turning” which explains the cycles of history through generations. Economist Harry Dent does this as well and makes accurate projections on economy using demographics, but the Strauss & Howe people use archetypes. Tricky stuff, archetypes, “which used to be called gods,” said C.G. Jung, who brought the idea to practice. In a word, generations alternate: If one generation adores Dwight Eisenhower, the next will turn to The Beatles. And at the end of 65 years it will all fall apart (between 2013 and 2015 says Dent). Then a hero, like Katniss, and a heroic generation will arise like a Phoenix out of destruction and awaken the world again.

The Fourth Generation has its Gray Champion. An elder who stands in the middle of the road and says, “No more.” Felt I heard that voice when I was waiting to get my car repaired about five years ago and heard on Fox in the waiting room: “Upton Sinclair said that when America became a fascist country it would be calling itself Christian and wrapped in an American flag.” Ron Paul speaking.