Representative Mike Ritze (R) of the Oklahoma House has introduced HB 1487, to nullify NDAA “indefinite detention” powers.  His legislation is the latest in an avalanche of similar Bills being introduced all across America.  The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 is being subjected to severe scrutiny by Americans as well as those who represent them at each State level.

Of particular interest is Section 1021 which in part reads:

“[a] person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces;”

[For the record – “any person” means you.]

HB 1487 includes the following: (paraphrasing)

Section 1 “No state agency or other unit or subdivision of state government, employee…… shall knowingly aid an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the detention of any Oklahoma citizen…..”

As with other similar Bills, and for reasons explained in a moment, the one word that could legally alter the intent of the legislation is  – “if”

if such aid would knowingly place any state agency or other unit or subdivision of state government, employee of such state agency or other unit or subdivision of state government, or aforementioned member of the Military Department of the State of Oklahoma, Army National Guard of  Oklahoma or Air National Guard of Oklahoma in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Oklahoma…”

“If such aid is in violation of the United States Constitution”?  There lies the rub. Who is the arbiter of “if”?  The Supreme Court? The court that ‘constitutionalized’ the Affordable Care Act;  Roe v Wade; and Lord only knows what else? America is full of Constitutional experts, and one would think the 9 Supreme Justices would be better than most.  If we are all reading the same Constitution, and we believe those 9 ‘are better than most‘, would it not stand to reason that we would get more unanimous decisions than we actually do?  If you can’t get 9 experts to agree on ‘Constitutionality’, how in the world will a police precinct Captain, Guard Sergeant. etc ever know if  “if such aid knowingly….”?

Nonetheless, this is a start.  A promising augury that ‘the people’ may finally be waking from their hypnosis to realize what’s taking place ‘in their name‘ inside the DC beltway.


If you live anywhere outside of Oklahoma, please contact your own legislators regarding anti-NDAA legislation. If none has been introduced in your state, you can email them The Liberty Preservation Act model legislation.

Track the status of NDAA nullification in states around the country HERE

Action items:

Freedom loving Oklahoman’s would be served to contact Representive Ritze with words of encouragement.  Additionally, we can all contact our State legislators to offer a helping hand.  Let them know that is an excellent resource.

Tim Taylor

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