NDAA Nullification Bill Passes Michigan House, 107-0

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 5, 2012) – The Michigan House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of House bill 5768 (HB5768) today.  Representative Tom McMillin, who introduced the bill, showed his excitement for it’s passage, and his expectations for the State Senate.

“My bill opposing NDAA’s indefinite detention and taking away due process and prohibiting MI government from participating passed the House today. Onto the State Senate!”

Due to support from a wide coalition of grassroots activists across the political spectrum, including the Tenth Amendment Center and People Against The NDAA (P.A.N.D.A), the bill passed unanimously. The final vote was 107-0. HB5768 asserts that no State employee or agency will assist the Federal government – in any way – in the detainment of people under the 2012 NDAA. The Obama administration has aggressively argued in court that the executive branch has this power. The bill states, in part,

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What Do We Get In Exchange, Governor?

Just two days remain until New Jersey’s deadline for Governor Christie to make a decision on the health care exchanges outlined in the Affordable Care Act.  The federal deadline was to be December 16.  Our State Legislature, in the interests of our State’s autonomy, told DC they couldn’t tell us what to do, and then proceeded to move the deadline ten days earlier.  I guess Trenton showed HHS who’s boss around here.

As in the case of the previous health insurance exchanges, Governor Christie has been very vague regarding what he intends to do.  There is the option of setting up a state exchange, a joint federal/state exchange or letting the federal government operate the exchange themselves.

On the one hand, as quoted in northjersey.com last month, he has said “if ObamaCare is going to be the law of the land,” he’s “going to comply.”  I wonder how many Governors in the North said that about the Fugitive Slave Act in the 1850s? And does this also mean you’re planning on backing off the push for sports betting?  Those were two federal acts masquerading as the law of the land.

On the other hand, he has said “[the White House] won’t answer our questions, so I can’t evaluate how much this will cost my State.”  How about our health care freedom, Governor?  Is that costly enough to say no to the exchanges?

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Tennessee: Just Say NO to the Obamacare Exchange Rally on Wednesday

There will be a “Just Say NO” rally at the Tennessee State Capitol on Wednesday, December 5th at 12 noon Central time.  The rally will be an effort to put Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly on notice that Tennesseans do not want the state to cooperate with the federal government by creating…

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