South Carolina S92, The Liberty Preservation Act to nullify NDAA Indefinite detention, passed the State Senate and is now in the House for concurrence. The bill would ban any state cooperation with the so-called “indefinite detention” powers under NDAA. As Judge Andrew Napolitano has said recently, such widespread noncompliance can make a federal law “nearly impossible to enforce” (video here)
S.92 is currently in the House Committee on Judiciary and needs your help to move forward. Leave a message on voicemail if needed. But be sure to ask for a call back so you can speak to the Representative or their staff personally.
1.Contact the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary. Politely ask him to schedule a hearing and vote on S92. Be sure to let him know that you’d like to see a YES vote on S92 as well.
Delleney, F. Gregory (803) 734-3120
2. Contact the rest of the Members of the House Committee on Judiciary
Smith, James (803) 256-3582
Quinn, Rick (803) 212-6897
Bannister, Bruce (803) 734-3138
Bowen, Don803) 734-3038
Clemmons, Alan (803) 734-3113
Cole, J. Derham (803) 212-6790
Funderburk, Laurie (803) 734-3044
Hamilton, Daniel (803) 212-6795
Horne, Jenny (803) 212-6871
Kennedy, Ralph (803) 212-6938
McCoy, Peter (803) 212-6872
McEachern, Joseph (803) 212-6875
McLeod, Walton (803) 734-3276
Munnerlyn, Elizabeth (803) 212-6896
Murphy, Christopher (803) 212-6925
Nanney, Wendy (803) 212-6877
Newton, Wm. Weston (803) 212-6942
Pope, Thomas (803) 212-6895
Rutherford, J. Todd (803) 734-9441
Sellers, Bakari. (803) 734-3003
Tallon, Edward (803) 212-6893
Thayer, Anne (803) 212-6889
Weeks, J. David (803) 734-3102
Whipper, J. Seth (803) 734-3191
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nullifyndaasouthcarolina/
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 House should concur with the State Senate and pass S.92 with full confidence.