South Carolina S92, The Liberty Preservation Act to nullify NDAA Indefinite detention, has been set for special order in the State Senate – meaning it will be given priority status for debate and a possible vote this week.
Bill sponsor, Senator Tom Davis, stressed that protecting your rights is the duty of the State.
“If states don’t act, the federal government will continue its march over basic individual rights like due process,” Davis said. “It’s the appropriate role of the states to stand against federal overreach, and act as a constitutional check on unlimited federal power.”
Senate Bill 92 needs your help. Please take the following steps to help it move forward today. You can call on the weekend and in the evenings as well. Leave a message on voicemail if needed. But be sure to ask for a call back so you can speak to the Senator or their staff personally.
1.Contact your senator. Strongly but respectfully, urge him or her to vote YES on S.92 to take a stand against NDAA “indefinite detention.”
Contact info 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. Get connected to what is happening in your state on Facebook
Like and get active on the South Carolina Tenth Amendment Center page. Also join the Nullify NDAA group on facebook here:
4. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.
BACKGROUND ARTICLES AND INFORMATION ON NDAA “INDEFINITE DETENTION”
Note: while some believe that the 2013 NDAA eliminated indefinite detention, it does not. Dianne Feinstein introduced a very weak amendment to 2013 – and it failed anyway. 2012 indefinite detention provisions remain in tact – and the Obama administration is aggressively defending them in court.
Also, a case about indefinite detention is still being heard in federal court. Last year, Federal Judge Katherine Forrest struck down these indefinite detention powers as unconstitutional. She issued a temporary court order blocking the use of these powers. That order was revoked by the appeals court and indefinite detention powers remain while the case is currently on appeal but not decided.
Additionally, when asked by Judge Forrest if the federal government was using indefinite detention in violation of her temporary order blocking it, Barack Obama’s attorneys refused to confirm, leaving the door open that the Feds were potentially using this power in secret, even in outright defiance of an order from the federal courts.
Because of all this, and more, South Carolina stands on strong ground to reject a federal power which has already been struck down in federal court and is still pending appeal.
The South Carolina Senate should pass S.92 with full confidence.