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.Details