House Representative Jared Wright has introduced House Bill 1045 which prohibits any assistance by the state of Colorado in enforcing Section 1021 provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill has been assigned to the State, Veterans and Military Affairs House Committee.
Section 1021 of the NDAA which sets up a “legal” framework for the federal government to kidnap and detain anyone under the Authorization of the Use of Military Force. It expands the battlefield to the United States and to US citizens.
HB 1045 states, “This section…shall not provide aid to an agency of the armed forces of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person pursuant to section 1021 of the Federal “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012″.. if such aid would place the entity in violation of any provision of the United States Constitution, The Colorado Constitution, or any law of this state.”
This bill prohibits aid to the federal government from any agency of the state, political subdivision, Colorado state employee, or any member of the Colorado National Guard.
Representative Wright stated, HR1045 was a “top priority to introduce this bill to defend liberty. Congress has overstepped its bounds. For any citizen in Colorado that could be arrested by any federal agency or military and held under military law where rights and due process are suspended is wrong.”
Representative Wright is a former police officer. He said law enforcement “taught him that police officers have a great deal of power to take away someone’s liberties, and that power should always be held in check. This is why the Bill of Rights was created. I took my oath seriously as a police officer to not take anyone’s constitutional rights away.” He further stated, “I don’t want to see anyone subjected to NDAA.”
Representative Wright is still honoring his oath by upholding the Constitution and fighting back against the federal government’s over-reach. He says, “The country can’t work the way it was made if we destroy it.” And that is why Representative right has introduced HB 1045
LEGISLATION AND TRACKING
If you live anywhere outside of Colorado, please contact your own legislators regarding anti-NDAA legislation. If none has been introduced in your state, you can email them The Liberty Preservation Act model legislation.
Track the status of NDAA nullification in states around the country HERE
If you are a Colorado Resident, contact the State, Veterans and Military Affairs House Committee.
Representative Ryden, District 36
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2942
Representative Salazar, District 31
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2918
Representative Dore, District 64
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2398
Representative Foote, District 12
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2920
Representative Humphrey, District 48
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2943
Representative Labuda, District 01
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2966
Representative Melton, District 41
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2919
Representative Moreno, District 32
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2964
Representative Nordberg, District 14
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2965
Representative Wright, District 54
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2583
Representative Williams, District 07
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2909
Also, Colorado Residents can check out the Colorado Tenth Amendment Center here.
To nullify the NDAA in your state, check out the Liberty Preservation Act at the Tenth Amendment Centers model legislation website here.
I'm originally from Ohio. I'm a veteran of the US Navy. I graduated from undergrad with two degrees and one in graduate school. My current home is Nashville, TN.
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The problem is that Federal Trumps State Law. As Dual Sovereignty. State Constitution is only a broader definition of Federal. State can only write law that is equal to or greater than Federal. If a State Law is written that goes against Federal, Federal is Supreme. Current Example: Californias Marijuanas Law goes against Current Federal. This is why they can come in raid those pot stores and seize it.The only way a state can act one hundred percent sovereign is to petition and remove them selves from the United States.Which has only happened once to my knowledge in 1860. And was known as the Confederate State of America and is called Secession.
JamesPowell2 Well to your statement, almost every state has petitioned to secede from the USA as a result of the obummer administration. The whole issue is we do not work for our elected officials they work for us, What has been passed with the latest NDAA is beyond unconstitutional. The elected officials who have allowed it to go as far as it has need to be stopped. Our state electorate is giving us another level of checks and balances on our constitution. If you are not paying attention our rights are being stripped away. We need to stand up and be heard.
JamesPowell2 Mr. Powell, While your statement is partially true, it is not completely correct. Federal law does supersede state law, but only where the Federal government has been given the right to act by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The 10th Amendment states "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."So, if the power has not been delegated to the "United States" by the constitution, then it is reserved for the states and "the people" exclusively. The current problem is the federal government overstepping those authorities granted to them by the Constitution, which is why the states are now passing nullification statutes.
AnthonyRochon Ok I hear you but versions of NDAA and NDRP have been on the books since the 1960. Don't get me wrong I disagree with it almost completely except for in times of war. Which from what I understand is why they were written in the first place. (I'm so glad I read twice I almost got you wrong) But correct me if I'm wrong are they not going to act federally. They have pretty much nulled the constitutional authority over them, at least on paper. It seems every EO drafted or redrafted since Dec 31,2011 has been to accomplish this. And again correct me if I'm wrong but Is it the the current "redrafts" that have them stepping over the lines with these two specifically. P.S anything you will add is great. I love learning and reading about this stuff. Ears and Eyes open.