April 3, 2012: It’s official. The people of Kansas are serious about protecting their natural rights, and won’t be led into the shackles of tyranny without a fight. Because, as reported at “Occupy 316”, members of Occupy Wichita recently recognized the 2012 NDAA passage for what it was, and staged a demonstration outside Senator Pat Roberts’ office – complete with detainees, a prison cell and private security personnel. (Senator Roberts was one of the Kansas Senators who voted Yes on NDAA, along with fellow Senator Jerry Moran, and Representatives Lynn Jenkins, Kevin Yoder and Mike Pompeo).
And as reported by Michael Boldin in the Tenth Amendment Center article “Cherokee County Rejects NDAA”, the people of this county didn’t wait around until their citizens began disappearing off the streets, but took preemptive action, unanimously passing a resolution in opposition to the NDAA.
But now, with the help of leaders like Kansas Rep. Charlotte O’Hara (Dist. 27), Kansas government may have an opportunity through HR 6021 to interpose (via nullification) on behalf of the people. For example, HR6021 makes clear that, “The NDAA contains provisions repugnant to, and destructive of, the constitutions and Bill of Rights of the United States of America, and this state, directly violating the U.S. Constitution’s Article I, Section 9 [Habeas Suspension Clause], Article III, Section 2, Clause 2 [Trial by jury of all crimes except impeachment], Article III, Section 3 [Treason Clause], Article IV, Section 4 [guarantee of a Republican Form of government] the 4th Amendment [Protection against unreasonable search and seizure] 5th Amendment [Right to grand jury indictment and due process], 6th Amendment [Right to speedy and public trial], 8th Amendment [Protection against cruel and unusual punishments], and 14th Amendment [Equal protection], as well as infringes on the entirety of the Bill of Rights and basic structure of the Constitution, making We the People insecure in the exercise of any of our Rights and Powers…”
Because of the above injuries and usurpations of the Constitution, HR6021 states that the NDAA provisions are not only establishing an absolute tyranny over the states, but “are nearly identical to many of the long train of abuses and usurpations that compelled our forefathers to take up arms and to separate from Great Britain, as enumerated in The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, of July 4, 1776: Now, therefore, Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas: That for the above and forgoing reasons, this Legislature expresses its belief that the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 (NDAA) is unconstitutional in authorizing the President to use war powers, the “law of war,” and/or martial law in the United States and its territories over any person…”
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HR6021 was introduced in the Kansas House on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, and was referred to the Committee on Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security on Wednesday, 3/21/12. Currently, the bill is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 1 p.m. in Room 152-S. To reference the complete list of leaders on this committee, and to contact them individually, please click here.
Since the Kansas House is currently adjourned until April 25, now is the time to contact the chair, vice chair, and ranking minority chair of the Kansas committee on Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security. Let them know why you believe HR6021 is important to the liberty of Kansas, and to our United States as a whole.
- Rep. Marcio Goico, District 100, House Chair, Phone: 785-296-7663 , Email: email@example.com
- Rep. Connie O’Brien, District 42, House Vice Chair, Phone: 785-296-7671, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rep. Melanie Meier, District 40, House Ranking Minority Chair (note: Rep. Meier is listed with an occupation of Defense Contractor, with a business address of Fort Leavenworth, KS), Phone: 785-296-7668 , Email: email@example.com
Additionally, as HR6021 was introduced by Rep. O’Hara, please take a moment to thank her for her hard work in interposing between you and Washington. You can contact her via phone at 785-296-7646, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To follow the status of HR6021, please click here.
The following are Tenth Amendment Center model bills and resolutions which are intended to reaffirm the proper role of government under the Constitution. Activists, we encourage you to send them to your state senators and representatives and ask them to introduce the legislation in your state.