Michigan HB4138, a bill that seeks to nullify NDAA indefinite detention in the state, has passed out of committee unanimously and will head to the State house floor very soon. The companion bill, SB94, already passed in the senate, and your help is needed to keep the momentum going!
This is the final push in the House, so please take action today!
1. Contact your State Representative. Strongly but respectfully, urge him or her to vote YES on HB4138 and oppose federally sanctioned kidnapping in Michigan.
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 Michigan Tenth Amendment Center page. Also join the Nullify NDAA group on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/nullifyndaamichigan/
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.
If passed into law, Michigan HB4138 and SB94 will, “prohibit any agency of this state, any political subdivision of this state, any employee of any agency of this state or any political subdivision of this state, or any member of the Michigan national guard from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of any citizen of the United States”
This would make a HUGE dent in any effort to further restrict due process – and would be a big step forward for Michigan. As Judge Andrew Napolitano has said recently, such widespread noncompliance can make a federal law “nearly impossible to enforce” (video here)
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, Michigan stands on strong ground to reject a federal power which has already been struck down in federal court and is still pending appeal.
The Michigan House should pass HB4138 with full confidence.
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