LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 11, 2012) – With time winding down in the current legislative session, a bill that would prohibit state cooperation with any federal efforts to kidnap people and detain them indefinitely in Michigan cleared another hurdle Tuesday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed HB5768 and referred the bill to the Committee of the Whole for discussion on Wednesday.
The bill would “prohibit any agency of this state, any political subdivision of this state, any employee of any agency of this state or any political subdivision of this state, or any member of the Michigan national guard from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of any citizen of the United States under certain circumstances,” effectively prohibiting any state cooperation with indefinite detention without due process written into the National Defense Authorization Act.
“I don’t know if it’ll pass in the Senate, but now its got a chance,” bill sponsor Rep. Tom McMillin said.
The bill passed the Michigan House unanimously last week, by a vote of 107-0.
Thursday is the last day of the legislative session for the year in Michigan. If the Senate doesn’t get the bill passed by the end of the day, it will die.
If you live in Michigan – act NOW. Not tomorrow or next week. Today, not tomorrow – right now.
1. Get your state senator’s contact info here:
2. get their email address and TWO phone numbers – capitol and district offices
3. CALL them. Best option – respectfully, yet firmly – urge them to pass this bill. Let them know that you want them to stand up for the Constitution of the United States AND the Constitution of Michigan – they took an oath to both.
4. EMAIL them – even if call, you can still email too. Or just email. A courteous, strong and firm email – urging them to vote yes on this bill.
5. Do the same for the Governor’s office – (517) 373-3400 or http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57827-267869–,00.html
6. Report Back – when you get responses, let us know! We want people to be informed of what their delegates are saying and doing.
If you live in another state, contact your lawmakers and encourage them to introduce a liberty preservation bill. You can find model legislation HERE.
To track liberty preservation bills across the U.S., click HERE.
Michael Maharrey [send him email] is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center. He proudly resides in the original home of the Principles of '98 - Kentucky. See his blog archive here and his article archive here. He also maintains the blog, Tenther Gleanings.
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