This Thursday, October 18, 2012, the full body of the Oakland County Commissioners will consider Commissioner Jim Runestad’s Liberty Preservation Resolution at their regularly scheduled 9:30 AM General Meeting in the Commissioner’s Auditorium located at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan.

The Liberty Preservation Resolution (in resistance to the indefinite detention sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA) was unanimously voted out of the General Government Committee of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners on Monday, October 8 as described in this article published by the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) and People Against the NDAA: Will Oakland County Nullify the NDAA?.
The resolution, which was originally crafted and subsequently revised by Blake Filippi of the Rhode Island Liberty Coalition and TAC, is a non-compliance resolution, in the tradition of the Rosa Parks method of winning Liberty – not complying with unlawful legislation as opposed to either submitting or militantly confronting the usurpers. Our goal is for the State of Michigan to ulitmately perform it’s right and duty of Nullifying indefinite detention and /or Interposing (Jamres Madison’s concept) itself between the people and the general government in D.C. A critical mass of the states in resistance tyranny has worked in the past and will do so again. This was the intent and design of the Framers and Ratifiers of the Constitution for the united States.

Our colleagues at the Tenth Amendment Center have recently also published the following two excellent analyses which are relevant to our project:

1.   A Government of Implied Powers? – Diane Rufino

“It is the responsibility of the States (thru elections and nullification) to stand guard and remind the government, from time to time, that its powers are limited under the Constitution.
People who are willing to sacrifice their liberty by succumbing to the mindset that government is free to unilaterally enlarge its powers and that the Supreme Court should be the final tribunal as to the meaning and intent of the Constitution are ready for a master and deserve one. Shame on professors and constitutional groups who espouse this vision of our nation’s government system.  They’ve betrayed the ideals of our American Revolution and are willing to substitute one tyrant for another.  Our government is quickly becoming our master and we have become its legislatively-controlled slaves.”

2.     Don’t Comply, Nullify!  –  Benjamin W. Mankowski, Sr.

 “In the NDAA, section 1021 permits the government to indefinitely detain US citizens without trial.  A lawsuit was filed against the president earlier this year over the provision that allows the imprisonment of Americans indefinitely without trial or due justice.  US Federal Judge Katherine Forrest ruled it unconstitutional.  Obama filed an appeal.  The appeals court Judge granted a stay on the injunction.  One of the plaintiffs, Chris Hedges said that he believes the NDAA’s indefinite detention clause is already being used to imprison Americans, “because they filed an emergency appeal.”  The wrangling continues and the case is expected to reach the federal supreme court…

…Nullification isn’t easy, but it’ll be easier than living under tyranny.
“The people, acting through their natural polities, the States, had created and given authority to the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution conferred powers on a general government to handle certain specified matters that were common to the “general welfare” of all the States. That government was an agent. It could not be the judge of its own powers. To allow it to be so would mean nothing less than a government of unlimited power, a tyranny. The partners to the Constitution, the sovereign peoples of the States, were the final judges of what they had intended the Constitution to mean. When the general government exceeded its power it was the right and duty of the State to interpose its authority and defend its people from federal acts of tyranny – yes, to render a federal law inoperative in the State’s jurisdiction…” – James Madison”

Thursday, October 18 will be an important day in the history of our county and of our nation. Please join us at the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium for the 9:30AM meeting. Thank you for support.

Onward and upward

See you on the 18th. It’s going to be great! Dan Johnson, Founder of People Against the NDAA provides this video, which explains the impact of the 2012 legislation here: People against NDAA – Unite!  By all means, while we still are able to do so, Unite and Fight – And Win!

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