Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Indiana, South Carolina Anti-NDAA Bills Fly Through Committee

Activist Post

“Anti-NDAA” legislation has now passed senate committees in both Indiana and South Carolina.

In Indiana, S.B. 400 was championed by Sen. Jim Banks and Elkhart County Sheriff Bradley Rodgers who both spoke before the Corrections and Criminal Law Committee hearing in support of the bill.

Sen. Banks pointed out the sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that violated the U.S. Constitution, specifically Sections 1021 and 1022 that allow for the indefinite detainment of American citizens without due process.

PANDA Indiana Team Leader James Kerner praised Sen. Banks’s speech, saying, “I suggest the ACLU, Occupy movement, Tea Party movement and Oath Keepers throw their full support behind Sen. Banks. He should be made a household name like Ron Paul.”

Sheriff Rogers spoke of the oath he took to uphold the Constitution and asked if he would be prohibited from taking action if federal agents illegally kidnapped citizens in his district.

The committee’s answer: “No.” The bill passed unanimously, 8-0.

Likewise in South Carolina, word comes from the Tenth Amendment Center that legislation seeking to nullify the “indefinite detention” provisions of the 2012 NDAA was approved by the state Senate Judiciary Committee today, 14-6.

The bill was pre-filed last fall by Sen. Tom Davis and called Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA “a direct threat to the liberty, security and well-being of the people of South Carolina.”

The next step for the bills in each state is to reach the floors of their respective senates for a vote.

Thanks to organizations such as the Tenth Amendment Center, American Civil Liberties Union, Bill of Rights Defense Committee and tireless grassroots activists everywhere. Successes for defeating the 2012 NDAA are starting to happen all across the country.


Dan Johnson
PANDA National

James Kerner
PANDA Indiana

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Anonymous said...

anyone have any hope at all that local or state government will bend towards the ethical middle ground? toward the desires of taxpayers?

Even after you have been dragged through the mud and abused since birth by your wonderful government.

Surely you jest. Why is this schtuff posted? To raise your hope?

Tell ya what....I'm gonna rob you a couple dozen times. And then I'm gonna seek your support and trust in the future.

Zombie America is alive and well.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do and of course I do. And why shouldn't you? ...only to answer your question of "hope." If we fail, we fail. If we don't fail, we have a chance and a chance is all we need. Why the long face?

Carroll said...

The federal government has been violating the Constitution almost since it's inception. In fact, that's what the War to Prevent Southern Independence was all about. So, unless the American people are willing to again take up arms to defend the Constitution, there's no reason to think the federal government cares what the people want or that they are going to pay any attention to anything the citizens of this country have to say about anything, including the 2nd Amendment.

Anonymous said...

You mean to say ill take 14 and give you. 1 and the 1 i choose so you can feel victorios?
i dont intend to take or belittle the acheivments of theses states.

Anonymous said...

The bill in Indiana had its teeth pulled when they took out the charges against the Feds and those who assist them.

"Republican Sen. Jim Banks had also sought to make it a misdemeanor for any federal official to enforce any provision of the defense spending bill, but the panel removed that provision from the bill."

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