Action Alert: Nullify NDAA “Indefinite Detention” Locally in Colorado

A Liberty Preservation Act that would have nullified indefinite detention in Colorado died during the recent legislative session.

Political maneuvering by a few powerful lawmakers killed HB 13-1045, despite support on both sides of the aisle. Their lack of courage left Coloradans at the mercy of federal agents should they decide to exercise indefinite detention provisions written into the NDAA.

With the next legislative session months away, only one option remains: build grassroots groups to stop NDAA detention at the local level!

While the Colorado legislature  failed to interpose, government bodies at the local level can step into the fray. Counties and cities can refuse to assist any federal attempts at indefinite detention in their jurisdictions. These measures will not only provide  practical protections for their citizens, they will send a strong message to state capitals and put the pressure on to nullify federal kidnapping at the state level in the next legislative session.

Don’t wait for state lawmakers to act. Start working to stop the NDAA NOW by forming grassroots groups in your community.

Talk with your local representatives, local law enforcement, and even National Guard members. These local coalitions can stop the NDAA through education, activism, and vigilance. Then nullify locally to stop the NDAA. Encourage your city, town, municipality and county to pass resolutions and ordinances refusing to aid, enforce, or give resources to the military, DHS, or any other federal agency attempting detention under the NDAA.

When enough communities say no to unconstitutional federal acts, it will not only render them “nearly impossible to enforce” as Judge Napolitano has said, and it will also provide pressure needed to ensure that the state legislature does the right thing the next time around.

Here’s what you can start doing right now.   

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Texas Action Alert: Help Nullify Federal Gun Control

The regular Texas state legislative session is over.  Unfortunately, the “come and take it” bill on federal firearms “laws” (HB928) was held up in the senate and did not pass.  But, representative Krause has refiled the legislation for the special session – and it’s up to Rick Perry to help move the bill forward.

House Bill 15, the new HB928, is Texas’s Second Amendment Preservation Act. The only way to get HB15 to move forward is to get Governor Perry to add the bill to the special session – by having him bring all gun related legislation up for consideration under the Special Session. Otherwise, the 2nd Amendment Preservation act is dead for this year.

HB928, had huge grassroots support, and was killed by a legislator last minute. The Tenth Amendment Center needs your help right now on HB15. Show your grassroots support for the right to keep and bear arms, and support to stop the federal government from infringing on that right. Help move HB15 forward!

ACTION ITEMS for Texas HB15

1.  Contact Governor Rick Perry. Call Governor Perry’s office. Tell the secretary that you want Governor Perry to add gun-related bills to the Special Session. Explain that HB928 moved very quickly and was squashed all of a sudden at the whim of a lone legislator.

Hotline for non-Austin residents: (800) 843-5789

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Why They Really Spy on You

by Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation

If you’re a good little citizen who doesn’t make waves and loyally supports whatever the federal government does, always deferring to its authority and trusting its officials, and if you maintain this mindset for the rest of your life, the probability is that you don’t have anything to worry about with respect to the government’s keeping records of your telephone calls, your emails, and other aspects of your private life.

But if you’re the type who has an independent mindset, one that might come to recognize that the warfare state is one great big racket by which power-lusters use federal power to plunder and loot your wealth and income, and if you’re the type of person who might begin objecting to this racket and calling for a restoration of American freedom, then it’s entirely possible that the files that the government is keeping on your private life might come back to haunt you.

Recall what they did to Daniel Ellsberg, the man who disclosed the Pentagon Papers, which revealed that national-security state officials were knowingly lying to the American people about the progress of the Vietnam War. They went after him with everything they could. For revealing their lies, they considered Ellsberg to be a super bad guy, a traitor. He certainly wasn’t a good little citizen who deferred to authority.

So, what did they do?

For one, they had him indicted and tried to send him to jail for a long time.

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Maine Action Alert: Help Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Ban on Hemp Farming

Maine LD 525 is an Act to Promote Industrial Hemp. This bill has finally reported out of committee after it passed favorably. LD525 is expected for a vote on the House Floor sometime this week.

Under current Maine law, hemp is legal for certain purposes, though the law mandates that an individual can’t receive a license to grow until federal law changes – this measure would remove that requirement, and would allow farmers in the state to begin cultivating hemp this year – with or without federal “permission”

Your help is needed right now to move this legislation forward!

1. Contact your state representative.  Let them know that you want LD525 passed. Strongly, but respectfully, let them know that you want a YES vote on LD525.  This bill is important for Maine farmers, it’s important for jobs, and it’s important for the economy.

Contact info here: http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/townlist.htm

2. 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.

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