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
Commissioner Jeff Matis, the Vice Chair of the Committee, will lead the way for us in Jim Runestad’s unavoidable absence. Our goal is to have a large turnout of folks from all over Oakland County and other areas to voice support for Commissioner Runestad’s resolution. We won’t need the same kind of historical and philosophical background explanations to the committee that we have delivered in the past. Brief, concise statements of approval for the resolution will be helpful and appreciated.
3. People against the NDAA ( http://peopleagainstndaa.com/progress-in-michigan-a-letter-from-panda-bloomfield/ ), Tenth Amendment Center ( http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/09/michigan-nullifying-the-ndaa-a-work-in-progress/) and The New American Magazine ( http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/13059-update-michigan-counties-continue-the-fight-against-ndaa ) each had recent write-ups on our efforts. How about that!
4. Scott Horton, of the Scott Horton Show ( www.scotthorton.org ), graciously invited me to be a guest on his show. We had an energetic discussion about the 2012 NDAA and the Nullification drive against sections 1021 and 1022. You may listen to the interview here: http://scotthorton.org/2012/10/02/100212-dennis-marburger/.
5. Young Americans for Liberty publshed this exccellent commentary on the battle and the stakes involved: http://www.yaliberty.org/posts/ndaa-a-primer. Aaron Tao really did a great job here!
6. Campaign for Liberty, People Against the NDAA, Tenth Amendment Center, DownsizeD.C., Tea Party goups, civil liberties groups and independent, unaffiliated folks have been very supportive of the cause. Thank you to everyone for your help to date and for the work yet to be done. Congressional candidates Don Volaric (Ninth District) and Kerry Bentivolio (Eleventh District) have spoken out eloquently for us. State Rep. Tom McMillin (Auburn Hills) has taken his customary role of dedicated leadershop in the Michigan Legislature. County Commissioners Jim Runestad (Oakland County) and Bill Sage (Allegan County) have led the fight in their communities. Commissioner David Potts has been quite helpful in Oakland County as has been Treasurer Dan Devine in Bloomfield Township. Thanks to our oustanding team, we are well positioned to eventually win this crucial fight for the benefit of all. Additional counties and municipalities will be approached and we’ll be visiting the state legislature often in order to acheive our goal.
7. Rep McMillin’s Michigan House Oversight, Reform and Ethics Committee is not schedule to meet again until after the election. We must be prepared to help Rep. McMillin get HB5768 out of committee then and subsequently through the State House, then the State Senate and to the Governor for his signature. As the Tenth Amendment says:
““The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Thank you to all of you for your encouragement and support.
Onward and upward