Senate Bill 2689 was introduced by Senator McDaniel of Mississippi to fight against the NDAA. Mississippi makes the 8th state to introduce legislation against NDAA so far this year. Currently the bill sits in the Senate Judiciary, Division A Committee.
“The Legislature of the State of Mississippi, condemns in no uncertain terms Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA as they purport to (i) repeal the Posse Comitatus doctrine and authorize the President of the United States to utilize the Armed Forces of the United States to police the United States of America, (ii) indefinitely detain persons captured within the United States of America without charge until the end of hostilities as purportedly authorized by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, (iii) subject persons captured within the United States of America to military tribunals, and (iv) transfer persons captured within the United States of America to a foreign country or foreign entity.”
SB 2689 continues, “The State of Mississippi shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 within the boundaries of this state. The Department of Public Safety is hereby directed to report to the Governor and the Legislature any attempt by agencies or agents of the United States Federal Government to secure the implementation of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 through the operations of that or any other state department.”
SB 2689 holds that, “any public officer, employee or agent of the State of Mississippi, or any employee of a corporation providing services to the State of Mississippi that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of subsection (2) of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or both such fine and imprisonment.
As James Madison forewarned, “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.” The NDAA brings the war to US soil. By eroding the Constitution with such Acts like the War Powers Resolution and the Authorization of Use of Military Force, “national security” of a foreign danger caused by unconstitutional and interventionist wars, has brought the tyranny upon the citizens of the US.
LEGISLATION AND TRACKING
If you would like to see model legislation to introduce in your state to nullify NDAA “indefinite detention,” please see The Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation: The Liberty Preservation Act.
Track the status of Liberty preservation legislation in states around the country HERE
ACTION ITEMS for Mississippi
If you are a Mississippi resident, contact members from the Judiciary Committee and strongly, but respectfully, urge them to pass this bill on for a full floor vote.
W. Briggs Hopson III, District 23
Sally Doty, District 39
Terry C. Burton, District 31
Kelvin E. Butler, District 38
Eugene S. Clarke, District 22
Joey Fillingane, District 41
Dean Kirby, District 30
Will Longwitz, District 25
Haskins Montgomery, District 34
David Parker, District 19
Derrick T. Simmons, District 12
Sean J. Tindell, District 49
Angela Turner, District 16