On April 24, 2012, just a week after the Virginia legislature approved a law to refuse compliance with NDAA “indefinite detentions,” an Arizona law committing the Grand Canyon State to noncompliance with any attempted federal kidnapping under the NDAA was passed by the legislature as well.
A signature from Governor Jan Brewer is all that’s needed.
After months of political wrangling, the Arizona Senate concurred with the House on an amended version of SB1182, and the bill was transmitted to Brewer’s office on May 1st.
The Senate passed the bill 20-8 with two senators not voting.
Under Arizona rules, since the legislative session ended on May 3, Brewer has ten days (not counting Sundays) to sign or veto the law. This means that Tuesday, May 15, is the absolute last day, and serious pressure is needed on the Governor right now.
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, Public Law 112‑81, against any citizen of the United States.
The law would also make it a criminal offense for any public officer, employee or agent of the state to make any attempt to assist in federal kidnapping.
This bill certainly counts as the most important legislation to cross Gov. Brewer’s desk this year – perhaps ever. We cannot allow the federal government to possess the power to drag people off and hold them until the end of an endless war without basic due process.
We cannot leave the final step for this bill to chance. Without strong, vigorous, emphatic public pressure, Brewer will almost certainly veto this bill.
Don’t let that happen!
ACTION ITEM FOR ARIZONA
If you live in Arizona, contact Gov. Brewer now. Politely, but firmly, ask her to sign SB1182. Remind her that she has a duty to protect and defend the Constitution and an obligation to the people of Arizona. Tell her that the language in sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA is too vague and undefined to leave to chance. The federal government simply cannot be allowed to possess even a hint of such power.
You can find contact information for the governor’s office HERE.
ACTION ITEMS FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
If you do not live in Arizona, you should still contact Brewer and tell her the rest of the country is watching. Arizona has the opportunity to step up as a leader in protecting the most basic freedom and liberties that we cherish as Americans.
If your state, county or city has not taken steps to stop kidnapping under the NDAA, you can find model Liberty Preservation Act legislation that you can propose to your local politicians HERE.
To track NDAA nullification legislation across the U.S., click HERE.
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