NDAA Nullification News

Good afternoon, Friends of Liberty!! America has a proud and noble tradition of state and local resistance to tyranny. This resistance was manifested before and after The American Revolution (actually, secession from the British Empire). The framers and ratifiers knew how important this was, so they made sure to this keep flame of defiance alive through the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Bill of Rights.

These concepts are so valuable and timeless that Patriots turn to these Amendments today. Here’s the latest on our very important campaign employing Thomas Jefferson’s “rightful remedy” of state nullification (Tenth Amendment) against general – or Federal – government kidnapping of the people, as codified in Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA:

1. Today, October 4, 2012, Ray Kirkus is leading a group of Patriots to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting to promote The Liberty Preservation Resolution and support Tom McMillin’s HB5768 (the non-compliance w/NDAA bill). Commissioner Bill Sage of Allegan County is joining them in order to offer his knowledge and determination.

2. Monday, October 8, 2012, (9:30AM) we will be gathering at the General Government Committee Meeting of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. The meeting location will be:

1200 North Telegraph Road
County Service Center – Committee Room A
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341-0421

Phone: 248-858-0100
Fax: 248-858-1572

Commissioner Jeff Matis, the Vice Chair of the Committee

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Appeals Court Indefinitely Detains NDAA Ruling

by Dan Johnson, PANDA

On December 31st, 2011, in the dead of night, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. On that day, the Bill of Rights was shattered in the interest of the “War on Terror.” He also wrote a signing statement saying that “my administration will not detain American citizens” and was very hesitant to sign the bill into law.

Then, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals placed Section 1021 of the NDAA back into effect.

The NDAA is typically a mundane bill that appropriates funding for the military for the current year. However, c allows anyone including American citizens to be detained indefinitely by the military…no trial, no charges, no day in court.

When the NDAA was signed into law I, along with many others, took notice and took action. Tangerine Bolen, founder of Revolution Truth, journalist Chris Hedges, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Professor Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Kai Wargalla and Alexa O’Brien filed a lawsuit against the NDAA within 30 days of its signing. They would become known as the “Freedom 7,” and were immediately launched into the spotlight.

In May, Federal Judge Katherine Forrest, in the strongest ruling for civil liberties since 9/11, agreed with the plaintiffs and declared the NDAA unconstitutional, placing an temporary injunction on the law. In her ruling, she specifically stated, “This measure has a chilling impact on First Amendment rights.” In that same ruling, she specifically stated that her ruling applied to and protected the general public:

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Good Luck, Feds, Trying to Fight Pot Legalization in the States

by Steve Champman for the Chicago Tribune

Judging from recent history, any young person who aspires to be president should be aware that certain attributes seem to be critical. You have to be male. You have to have an Ivy League degree. You have to have been a governor or senator. And, don’t forget, you have to have smoked marijuana.

That is something all the presidents in the past 20 years have in common. Bill Clinton admitted it, while claiming he didn’t inhale. George W. Bush refused to deny getting stoned, saying, “When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible.”

Barack Obama said, “When I was a kid, I inhaled. That was the point.” Presumably, Mitt Romney never did, and who knows? Maybe he’d be ahead in the polls if he had — though, he might note, it’s never too late.

Logicians will quarrel with my reasoning, arguing that drug use did not propel these men to high office. That’s true. But it obviously didn’t hinder them.

For decades, champions of the drug war have trumpeted the dire risks of marijuana. But millions of Americans have used and even enjoyed it — nearly 100 million, in fact. Most of them have gone on to lead responsible, well-adjusted lives.

If anything related to pot would have kept them from being elected to office, it would be the laws against it. An arrest or a conviction could derail a political career before it even got started. Yet these presidents went on putting people in jail for something they got away with.

Their fellow citizens, however, are increasingly skeptical about the drug war. Last year, Gallup found that 50 percent of Americans now favor legalizing cannabis, with only 46 percent opposed.

The sentiment may lead to action. On Nov. 6, residents of Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote on ballot measures to allow the regulated production, sale, and use of pot.

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Gold is Good Money

by Ron Paul

Last year the Chairman of the Federal Reserve told me that gold is not money, a position which central banks, governments, and mainstream economists have claimed is the consensus for decades.  But lately there have been some high-profile defections from that consensus.  AsForbes recently reported, the president of the Bundesbank (Germany’s central bank) and two highly-respected analysts at Deutsche Bank have praised gold as good money.

Why is gold good money?  Because it possesses all the monetary properties that the market demands: it is divisible, portable, recognizable and, most importantly, scarce – making it a stable store of value. It is all things the market needs good money to be and has been recognized as such throughout history.  Gold rose to nearly $1800 an ounce after the Fed’s most recent round of quantitative easing because the people know that gold is money when fiat money fails.

Central bankers recognize this too, even if they officially deny it.  Some analysts have speculated that the International Monetary Fund’s real clout is due to its large holdings of gold.  And central banks around the world have increased their gold holdings over the last year, especially in emerging market economies trying to protect themselves from the collapse of Western fiat currencies.

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