Wyoming state representative Kendell Kroeker, along with reps Hunt and Miller, and Senator Case, are introducing a bill that declares the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA to be unconstitutional, prohibiting enforcement of the federal act.
H.B. 0114 – The Liberty Preservation Act – is currently up for consideration in the Wyoming legislature, and could be heard later this week. It declares the above sections of the NDAA to be “inimical to the liberty, security and well being of the people of Wyoming” and further states that they were “adopted by the United States congress in violation of the limits of federal power in the United States Constitution.”
The bill not only cites the various constitutional violations of the NDAA, but makes it a criminal misdemeanor for state employees and public officers to participate in trying to implement the aforementioned provisions. This would be a bold step for Wyoming. If passed, they could possibly be the first state to make participation with the feds in kidnapping people under the NDAA a criminal act.
Representative Kroeker affirms that it comes down to the basics of his role as a legislator.
“The oath that I take is pretty simple; to uphold the United States Constitution, and the Wyoming Constitution. The provisions of the NDAA are a direct violation, and we have an obligation to push back against it.”
Several other states, including Washington and Texas, have similar legislation coming up this session. Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect at least 12 states doing the same in 2013.Details