The Ohio Military and Veterans Affairs Committee voted unanimously, 12 – 0, to pass HCR41 on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. This is an important step in stopping the unconstitutional indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA in the state of Ohio.
Ohio Representatives Jim Butler and Ron Young introduced HCR41 on November 19, 2013, “To condemn Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012 and to urge the Attorney General of the State of Ohio to bring suit to challenge the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012.”
The resolution “…condemns in no uncertain terms Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012″ which, among other things:
- “authorize(s) the President of the United States to utilize the armed forces of the United States to police United States citizens.”
- “authorize(s) the indefinite detention without charge of United States citizens.”
- “subject(s) American citizens…to military tribunals.”
- authorizes the “transfer (of) American citizens captured within the United States to a foreign country.”
As HCR41 states, Section 1021 violates the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, amendments designed to prohibit the federal government from taking the exact type of action that the 2012 NDAA authorizes.
HCR41 draws upon another part of the Bill of Rights, the Tenth Amendment, which states that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
1) Contact YOUR Ohio State Representative and encourage her/him to support HCR41 when it comes to the floor for a vote.
2) Encourage your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, etc. to do likewise! There is strength in numbers!
3) Join our Nullify NDAA Ohio group on Facebook.
4) Visit, Like and Share the Ohio Tenth Amendment Center on Facebook to keep track of Tenth Amendment efforts in Ohio.