Washington State Takes on the NDAA

Washington state legislators on both sides of the aisle, defended both the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions this week, when they condemned the unlawful indefinite detention provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

The Washington Preservation of Liberty Act, HB 1581, was introduced by Jason Overstreet, and co-sponsored by Matt Shea, along with 10 other republican legislators and 9 democrats.

The bill includes significant background information on the NDAA, including how the president’s signing statement, and comments made on the senate floor, have only served to confirm, that in fact, it’s intent is to allow for the detention of citizens and legal resident aliens, without due process, and that this authority is given to the president to use at his discretion. It clearly lists the multitude of violations, both of the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions.

“Indefinite detention means that due process is dead,” said representative Shea, “State Legislators must defend against federal overreach. It is our duty. The oath we take in accordance with Article VI of the U.S. Constitution requires nothing less.”

The bill intends in part;

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Kansas Action Alert: Three Bills to Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Acts

Nullification: Any act or set of actions that has as it’s end result a particular federal law being rendered null and void – or just unenforceable – in your state.

Thomas Jefferson referred to nullification as “the rightful remedy” to unconstitutional federal acts. And James Madison taught us that “interposition” (your state standing between you and the federal government to protect your liberty) is something that a state is “duty bound” to do.

In the State of Kansas this legislative session, there are three very important bills that have a strong change of passage – with your diligence and relentless support. Each of these bills would play an important part in nullifying an unconstitutional federal act, or directly nullifying that act. Please take action to act your state senators and representatives to support these bills. It is strongly recommended that you CALL them personally. And, if you’re near the capitol, visit them and let them know it is of the utmost importance that they vote YES on each of these bills. Be respectful in your communication, but unwavering in the strength of your commitment. Let us know what kind of feedback you get, if any, by posting a comment below.

Contact info for House Members here: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/chamber/house/roster/

Contact info for Senate Members here: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/chamber/senate/roster/

The bills….

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South Carolina Action Alert on Obamacare Nullification

ACTION ITEMS

The South Carolina Obamacare Nullification Bill needs your support for passage. H3101 has been assigned to the Judiciary Committee, where chairman Greg Delleney is waffling. He recently proposed completely removing ALL nullification language from the legislation and leaving it as just an opposition to a State-run insurance exchange.

1. If you live in South Carolina, call Rep. Delleney and let him know you want H3101 passed out of committee as written. Remind him that his obligation lies with the people of South Carolina, not special interests and that he has a duty to interpose and protect the people he serves. You can find his contact information HERE.

2. Also contact other committee members and urge them to vote for the bill passed as written. You can find committee member contact information HERE.

3. Contact your own state senator and state representative and ask them to support H3101. You will find House contact information HERE and Senate contact information HERE.

4. On Wed, Feb 6th, The Judiciary Committee will hold a public meeting on H3101. The Hearing will be held on Wednesday, morning 6 February at eleven o’clock. Members of the public may speak on the bill. Those who do should arrive about 10:30 in order to sign up in time to speak. The meeting is supposed to last at least one hour. Use the talking points below to make your case in this public hearing.

INFORMATION, BACKGROUND AND TALKING POINTS

When it comes to nullification of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the feet of some  Republicans in the South Carolina legislature reportedly got cold  over the last few weeks.

Rep. Bill Chumley introduced a bill to nullify Obamacare (HB3101) last month. It garnered 25 cosponsors and was ultimately referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Committee chair Rep. Greg Delleney apparently fears nullification. He proposed changes to HB3101 that would strip all nullification language and remove direction to the South Carolina General Assembly to “adopt and enact all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ within the limits of this State.” The revised bill would only address the health insurance exchanges, leaving the rest of the PPACA intact in South Carolina.

It remains unclear why this so-called conservative refuses to stand up to the Obama administration and stop implementation of Obamacare. Perhaps he doesn’t understand the legitimacy of nullification from a historical, moral and philosophical perspective.

Or perhaps he just supports Obamacare.

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Video: Judge Napolitano on Gun Control Measures

Judge Nap: “Stricter Gun Control Is Part of the Progressive Ideology to ‘Tell Us How to Live'”

Napolitano explained that he does not believe President Obama’s plans for stricter gun laws will make it through Congress “because he effectively wants to punish the law-abiding” because of the horrific actions of a few criminals. He explained that the push for more gun control is in line with the philosophy of progressivism.

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Kansas Bill Would Nullify TSA Groping

Kansas Rep. Brett  Hildabrand has introduced HB 2175 to fight against the unlawful search and seizures by the TSA.

This bill has garnered many co-sponsors including Representatives Bradford, Christmann, Claeys, Dierks, Esau, Garber, Goico, Grosserode, Hedke, Houser, Howell, McPherson, Montgomery,O’Brien, Petty, Read, Rothlisberg, Rubin, Todd, and Weber.

This bill amends the 2012 Kansas statutes. “Official misconduct is any of the following acts committed by a public officer or employee in the officer or employee’s public capacity or under color of the officer or employee’s office or employment.”

Section 7 states, “as part of a determination of whether to grant another person access to a publicly accessible venue or form of transportation, intentionally and without probable cause: (A) Touches the genitals, buttocks, anus or female breasts of such person, including touching through clothing; (B) removes a child younger than 18 years of age from the physical custody or control of such child’s parent or legal guardian, or a person standing in the stead of such child’s parent or legal guardian; (C) commits a violation of subsection (a) or (b) of K.S.A. 2012 Supp.21-5412, and amendments thereto; or (D) harasses, delays, coerces, threatens, intimidates, or denies or conditions such person’s accessibility because of such person’s refusal to consent to subsections (a)(7)(A), (a)(7)(B) or (a)(7)(C).”

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