In the Michigan State Senate today, the Committee on Veterans, Military and Homeland Security approved Senate Bill 94, (SB94), to ban compliance with NDAA “indefinite detention” within the state. The vote was unanimous.
A vote in the full senate is due within the coming days (action items for Michigan residents below)
A modified version of the Liberty Preservation Act released by the Tenth Amendment Center, Michigan joins a growing choir of states and localities who’ve decided that waiting for federal politicians to repeal their own power is something they’re not willing to risk.
The bill was sponsored by State Senator Rick Jones along with 6 co-sponsors.
After today’s committee hearing on SB94, Dennis Marburger with the Michigan Chapter of the Tenth Amendment Center coordinator expressed his view that this is a big step forward for liberty:
This is another hurdle overcome in the fight against Government sanctioned kidnapping. Wolverine state nullifiers came so close to victory last year and that fight is paying dividends now. The full Senate did not vote on this topic last year, though the House voted 107-0 and the Judiciary committee was unanimous in favor of resisting the federalized police state. The prospect of Michigan residents being protected by their state and doing their duty to enforce the constitution are certainly improved today.
As in the 1850s, when Michigan was a leader in the Nullification of the Fugitive Slave Act, our state is among the leaders in battling the unconstitutional and immoral indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA.
If signed into law, SB94 would make it illegal for Michigan to participate in NDAA indefinite detention: “no employee of an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state acting in his or her official capacity, and no member of the Michigan national guard on official state duty shall aid 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 national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2012″
Noncompliance with federal law is 100% noncontroversial both legally and constitutionally. There’s absolutely ZERO serious thought that supports the idea that the federal government has the constitutional authority to require state agents to enforce federal laws. Even the Supreme Court has affirmed this more than once in recent history. Statements to the contrary are absurd.
Such noncompliance on a wide scale is very effective in rendering an unconstitutional federal act null, void or just unenforceable. Learn how this method plays out and works HERE.
ACTION STEPS for Michigan
Next up for SB94 is a debate and vote in the full State Senate. Since this can happen with days, your support is needed right NOW.
1. Contact your state senator. Strongly, but respectfully, urge him or her to vote YES on SB94. Let them know that you see “indefinite detention” as a direct attack on your liberty and on the Constitution.
Find your state senator here:
2. Encourage your local community to take action as well. Present the Liberty Preservation Act to your city county, your town council, or your county commissioners. Various local governments around the country are already passing similar resolutions and ordinances. Local legislative action present a great way to strengthen a statewide campaign against NDAA indefinite detention
Model legislation here:
3. Join the Nullify NDAA group on Facebook. Interact and work with like-minded people. Report back with any feedback you get from your state representative and more.
LEGISLATION AND TRACKING
If you live anywhere outside of Michigan, 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