The Last Frontier state, Alaska, has now joined in to say that they will not allow the NDAA to be implemented within its 663,268 square miles, and some 731,000 citizens.
Alaska is the latest states to fight back against unconstitutional acts such as the NDAA, federal gun laws, the REAL-ID Act of 2005, and even the Authorization for Use of Military Force (the authorization from Congress in 2001 that has been used as a justification for the War on Terror).
This bill seeks to prohibit the use of Alaska state assets to aid or implement a multitude of federal encroachment that may violate any of the Bill of Rights. The legislation specifically mentions a person’s right to due process (5th Amendment), the REAL ID Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-13, Division B), National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (secs. 1021 and 1022, P.L. 112-81), National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (secs. 1021 – 1028, P.L. 112-239), and lastly the Authorization for Use of Military Force (P.L. 107-40).
The law would prohibit any Alaska funds, facilities, equipment, services, or other resources of a state agency to be used to strip its citizens of their rights.
Senator Coghill’s district has a strong base of libertarians and constitutional conservatives. Many of them have reportedly encouraged the senator to introduce legislation that protects against federal overreach. He does not expect much resistance from his colleagues and says he believes that he may be able to garner bipartisan support.
In his press release he is quoted to say, “Federal laws are very difficult to enforce without any help from the State” and also “we will defend Alaskans and their rights.”
ACTION ITEMS for Alaska
2. Find Senator Coghill on Facebook, friend him, and thank him for taking the initiative to protect his citizens from the Federal Government. Or alternatively, write or call Senator Coghill to thank and encuorage him.
3. Write your Alaska Senator here to encourage them to co-sponsor or vote YEA on SB75.
4. 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:
5. 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.
LEGISLATION AND TRACKING
If you live anywhere outside of Alaska, 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