Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA

Activist Post

As the National Defense Authorization Act 2014 heads to Obama's desk as an even more draconian piece of legislation than it was previously, states have taken notice and are beginning to intensify their efforts to nullify it.

Michigan was the latest to opt for full nullification after Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed bill SB0094 into law.

New Hampshire has now taken a critical step toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279, scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014.

New Hampshire's bill has bipartisan support among its five sponsors, and is based on the model legislation of The Tenth Amendment Center. While other states like Michigan have offered some opposition contained in their legislation, many lack the thorough resistance being proposed by the "Live Free or Die" state of New Hampshire.

The following analysis introduces the bill:
This bill prohibits the state, political subdivisions, and the national guard from participating in enforcement of the counterterrorism detainment provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

The full text is as follows:
642:1 Protection Against Military Action Within New Hampshire. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no New Hampshire agency, political subdivision, or employee of either acting in his or her official capacity, and no member of the New Hampshire national guard when such member is serving in the national guard, may knowingly engage in any activity that aids an agency of or the armed forces of the United States in the execution of 50 U.S.C. section 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-18, section 1021, or any other similar law, order or regulation, in the investigation, arrest, detention, extra-judicial transfer to foreign jurisdictions or entities, military tribunal or trial, of any person within the United States. Nothing herein shall be interpreted to prevent cooperation with federal civilian authorities not acting pursuant to 50 U.S.C. section 1541, as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-18, section 1021, or any other similar law, order, or regulation. 
Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2015.
This type of legislation is essential, as it prohibits the much-needed local cooperation required by such federal dictates as the NDAA. It also closes the gaps left in other states' legislation.

Michael Boldin explains:
It bans indefinite detention assistance to not just the U.S. Armed Forces, but any federal agency. It also broadens the scope beyond the specific sections of the 2012 NDAA to “any other similar law, order or regulation.” (emphasis added) [Source]
The Tenth Amendment Center comments on the significance of the strategy behind their model legislation:
Our research shows that at least 80% of all federal enforcement actions rely heavily on such “partnerships,” and that’s a very conservative estimate.  The Liberty Preservation Act would ban this law enforcement participation. 
When the federal government carries out an enforcement action, it not only relies on state or local law enforcement to carry the burden of much of the physical enforcement actions, it also relies heavily on logistics and information-sharing with state agencies.  Whether the information is provided by fusion centers (which are often heavily funded by states and operated by them) or through sharing agreements, the Liberty Preservation Act would ban such actions. It would also ban all logistics assistance, setting up road blocks, putting on handcuffs, use of state or local jail or prison facilities, and the like.
As James Madison said, such a “refusal to cooperate” when done in multiple states can effectively stop federal acts by creating “obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.”
An interactive map of other states that have nullified or propose to nullify the NDAA is available here. Take action in your state now to ensure that the United States as a whole can regain its position as a Republic based on immovable constitutional principles, and show the federal government that any time they attempt to roll out tyranny, we will be there to roll it back.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds good, but it appears to be mere passive behavior. What is a state going to do when the tanks move into its cities? What is a state going to do when the DHS begins using some of its two billion rounds of hollow point ammunition on the citizenry--say, "No, no, no, you can do what you want, but we're not going to help you?"

Anonymous said...

A punk that cant even show his fkn birth certificate thinks he can kill you cuz he says so. hahaha. Just the absolute epitome of why this country is goin down hard. You cannot change what you dont acknowledge.

wethecom said...

Vermont Constitution

Article 17. [Martial law restricted]
That no person in this state can in any case be subjected to law martial, or to any penalties or pains by virtue of that law except those employed in the army, and the militia in actual service.

Anonymous said...

Every state in the union that values its independence and the rule of law as defined by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights must establish NDAA-free, pro-10th Amendment zones at their respective borders.

dale said...

Oh dear, more paranoia and racism on activistpost. So sad.

I am totally opposed to the NDAA and the Military/Industrial establishment which is its foundation. But I hate when people go crazy or racist.............without realizing that benefits the very forces they oppose.

"Look, those radicals are nuts, they're racists!"

Stop it!

Anonymous said...

the ones that say racist on anything is a obama lover and needs help are you afrade that your king is found to be a nut !

Anonymous said...

What has to happen here is the states' movements opposing the NDAA must TRANSFORM INTO A NATIONAL MOMENTUM that forces the US congress to nullify the indefinite detention provision on a sweeping scale. We need a catalyst to spark the backlash against the police state. This can become the wake up call.

In addition, a very energetic and sustained push for 9/11 Truth awareness would lead to the complete unraveling of the global war on terror fear based control paradigm, the only rationale TPTB have for the destruction of our civil liberties and the police state surveillance society.

Come on, let's roll!

Anonymous said...

Dale, don't worry, the probability is very high that he is a paid troll. The language, misspelling, and non sequiturs are a dead giveaway. It's a good teaching moment. Reeks of desperation too.

Anonymous said...

Never have so many states defied a federal law...time to defy the legitimacy of this charlatan in the White House and kick his lame butt to the curb.

mapi said...

NH wants to use license plate scanners:

Anonymous said...

First Michigan; now, New Hampshire. Come on, all you State Legislatures, time for the rest of you to line up behind Michigan (and New Hampshire) and vote unanimously, just as the Michigan State Legislature had done.

107 votes in favor; 0 votes against. Great job, Michigan; you're heading in the right direction; and, we're right behind you.

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